Microprocessors http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25800/more en Chinese Firm Bids $23 Billion for Micron, Despite Unlikely U.S. Approval http://electronicdesign.com/memory/chinese-firm-bids-23-billion-micron-despite-unlikely-us-approval <div class="node-body article-body">A state-backed Chinese technology firm has submitted an informal bid of $23 billion for Micron Technology, and talks between two companies have continued despite looming political and regulatory hurdles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/chinese-firm-bids-23-billion-micron-despite-unlikely-us-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/chinese-firm-bids-23-billion-micron-despite-unlikely-us-approval#comments Hot Topics Defense Mobile Embedded Memory Microcontrollers Microprocessors Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:19:00 +0000 846671 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Micron is the last major U.S.-based manufacturer of DRAM and NAND memory chips. A successful bid would contribute greatly to China&#39;s&nbsp;growing semiconductor industry, but most analysts are skeptical that the U.S. government would approve the transaction. (Image courtesy of Micron).</p> Multicore DSP SoC Incorporates Cortex-A5 for Connected Signal Processing http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/multicore-dsp-soc-incorporates-cortex-a5-connected-signal-processing <div class="node-body article-body">Analog Devices ADSP-SC589 pairs two SHARC DSPs with an ARM Cortex-A5 to handle connected and demanding signal processing chores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/multicore-dsp-soc-incorporates-cortex-a5-connected-signal-processing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/multicore-dsp-soc-incorporates-cortex-a5-connected-signal-processing#comments Mobile Microcontrollers Microprocessors Analog Devices Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:07:00 +0000 841201 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>All images courtesy of Analog Devices Inc.</p> Musings from FTF 2015 http://electronicdesign.com/blog/musings-ftf-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">This could be the last Freescale Technology Forum before the merge with NXP. There were definitely things to see.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/altembedded">alt.embedded</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/musings-ftf-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/musings-ftf-2015#comments Mobile Robotics Dev Tools Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors NXP Semiconductors Freescale alt.embedded Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:03:00 +0000 841141 at http://electronicdesign.com Multidie IoT SoC Blends Micro and Memory http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/multidie-iot-soc-blends-micro-and-memory <div class="node-body article-body">Freescale’s i.MX 6Dual SCM mixes an SoC with DRAM and SPI flash via a multichip carrier for a highly integrated Internet of Things (IoT) platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/multidie-iot-soc-blends-micro-and-memory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/multidie-iot-soc-blends-micro-and-memory#comments IoT Products Mobile Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:14:00 +0000 841011 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>1. Freescale&rsquo;s i.MX&nbsp;6Dual&nbsp;SCM (single chip module) mixes an SoC with DRAM and SPI flash via a&nbsp;multichip&nbsp;carrier.</p> Tools to Build a Cortex Core http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/tools-build-cortex-core <div class="node-body article-body">Not everyone gets to design a new microcontroller or microprocessor, but ARM has some new tools if a Cortex core is in your next design. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/tools-build-cortex-core" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/tools-build-cortex-core#comments Mobile Dev Tools Microcontrollers Microprocessors Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:45:00 +0000 840541 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>1. ARM Socrates DE starts with prebuilt components from an IP Catalog. Corelink Creator links multiple cores while Coresight Creator adds debugging support. Image courtesy of ARM. (<a href="/site-files/electronicdesign.com/files/uploads/2015/06/ARM%20Cortex%20High%20Res%20Image.jpg" target="_blank">Click here&nbsp;for larger view</a>).</p> Hypervisor Supports Virtual Machines http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/hypervisor-supports-virtual-machines <div class="node-body article-body">Imagination Technologies’ OmniShield provides secure hypervisor support to its MIPS-based processor cores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/hypervisor-supports-virtual-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/hypervisor-supports-virtual-machines#comments Automotive Defense Mobile Dev Tools Microprocessors Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:54:00 +0000 840151 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>1. OmniShield supports virtual-machine use of the MIPS cores and the PowerVR series GPU cores. (<a href="/site-files/electronicdesign.com/files/archive/OmniShieldFigure1.jpg" target="_blank">Click for larger image</a>).</p> Safety Document Package Targets ADAS http://electronicdesign.com/blog/safety-document-package-targets-adas <div class="node-body blog-body">The paper trail is critical to getting various approvals or certifications and it needs to start at the lowest level. This is why ARM’s latest announcement is important.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/altembedded">alt.embedded</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/safety-document-package-targets-adas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/safety-document-package-targets-adas#comments Automotive Mobile Dev Tools Microcontrollers Microprocessors alt.embedded Tue, 26 May 2015 13:28:00 +0000 839521 at http://electronicdesign.com 100 ARM Cortex-A53 Cores on One Chip http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/100-arm-cortex-a53-cores-one-chip <div class="node-body article-body">EZchip’s TILE-Mx series packs in 100 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 cores in one chip. It targets network function virtualization (NFV) environments and incorporates major amounts of Ethernet support. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/100-arm-cortex-a53-cores-one-chip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/100-arm-cortex-a53-cores-one-chip#comments Defense Mobile Communications Microprocessors Fri, 22 May 2015 14:40:00 +0000 839471 at http://electronicdesign.com Digital Front End Puts the Squeeze on FPGAs http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/digital-front-end-puts-squeeze-fpgas <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Instruments’ 66AK2L06 Keystone family incorporates a software-configurable digital front end (DFE) that can often replace the FPGA that sits between the host and the analog front-end.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/digital-front-end-puts-squeeze-fpgas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/digital-front-end-puts-squeeze-fpgas#comments Defense Mobile Communications Microprocessors Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:21:00 +0000 838291 at http://electronicdesign.com Dual-Issue Multicore SOC Handles Soft Peripherals http://electronicdesign.com/blog/dual-issue-multicore-soc-handles-soft-peripherals <div class="node-body blog-body">XMOS has doubled the number of instructions per clock cycle with its new, multicore xCORE-200 platform. It also delivers gigabit Ethernet support for under $5. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/altembedded">alt.embedded</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/dual-issue-multicore-soc-handles-soft-peripherals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/dual-issue-multicore-soc-handles-soft-peripherals#comments Automotive Defense Mobile Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors alt.embedded Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:45:00 +0000 838041 at http://electronicdesign.com