Posts Tagged ‘ARM’

ARM has 'grown up' says retiring CEO Warren East

ARM CEO Warren East says the processor company, which he leaves this summer, has “grown up” during his 12 years at the helm. “We have grown up in to a real business with a sustainable future,” East told Electronics Weekly in an exclusive interview.   “Twelve years ago ARM was a…

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NXP sees higher Q1 revenues powered by ARM chips

NXP Semiconductors reported first quarter revenues of $1.085bn which is 11% up on this quarter last year. The company’s strongest business continues to be the high performance mixed signal (HPMS) IC business which includes NXP’s ranges of ARM microcontrollers and RF ID chips. The weakest business was…

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BeagleBone Black: The inside story

With the introduction of BeagleBone Black, Texas Instruments has squeezed the video and much of the performance of its more powerful BeagleBoard computers into its credit card sized BeagleBone format. “BeagleBoard and BeagleBoard xM were a bit more like a desktop computer,” Jason Kridner, Beagle guru at TI, told Electronics…

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AMD attacks embedded market with Jaguar chip

AMD says it is looking to grow its business in markets outside the PC industry, with an emphasis on embedded systems.

The processor firm has announced its latest embedded system-on-chip (SOC) platform based on the AMD next-generation “Jaguar” CPU architecture and AMD Radeon 8000 series graphics.

The…

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BeagleBone Black: TI's $45 Raspberry Pi competitor

Texas Instruments has announced a $45 computer based around a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, and aimed at the ‘maker’ market. Called BeagleBone Black, it is half the price and has more performance than the original credit card sized BeagleBone. At its heart is the firms Sitara AM335x chip, and…

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Serbian ARM core developer signs sales deal

HDL Design House has appointment Airics to act as representative for its digital and analogue IP chip design and verification businerss in the Nordic region. Sweden-based Airics will be in charge of sales and promotion of HDL DH products and service to semiconductor companies in Sweden, Norway, Finland and…

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ARM changes licensing plan to drive big.LITTLE

ARM has announced a new licensing model for its dual processor architecture known as big.LITTLE. Cambridge-based ARM said it is making the change to widen use of the technology which combines Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 processor cores. Under the terms of a single use design license (SUDL…

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Imperas claims fastest ARM Cortex-A7 model

Oxford-based simulator firm Imperas has released a software model of the ARM Cortex-A7 MP core, completing its set of ARM core models.  “These are the fastest models on the planet,” company founder and CEO Simon Davidmann told Electronics Weekly. “We run on a standard 3GHz Intel desktop at…

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Farnell offers ARM development boards in Europe

Premier Farnell is supporting ARM processor-based designs by making available a number of development tools, software and evaluation boards across Europe. A similar offering is already available in the Americas. The distributor’s ARM chips includes Atmel, Freescale, NXP, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments. According to David Shen, Chief Technology…

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ARM, TSMC, Cadence produce first 16nm finfet Cortex processor

ARM and Cadence have announced the first Cortex-A57 processor test chip fabricated on TSMC’s 16nm finfet manufacturing process technology. According to the companies, this test chip resulted in several optimisations between manufacturing process, design IP, and design tools, which will be critical for production of 16nm chips. “More…

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