Microprocessors http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25800/more en NXP Trims Workforce to Focus on Mixed-Signal Business http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/nxp-trims-workforce-focus-mixed-signal-business <div class="node-body article-body">The Dutch chipmaker, which supplies parts to automakers and device makers like Apple, said that it was selling its standard product business for $2.75 billion.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/nxp-trims-workforce-focus-mixed-signal-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/nxp-trims-workforce-focus-mixed-signal-business#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Mobile Microprocessors Power Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:50:00 +0000 877201 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Silicon wafer made by NXP Semiconductors.&nbsp;The Dutch&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="chipmaker">chipmaker</span>, which supplies parts to automakers and device makers like Apple, recently said that it was selling its standard product business for $2.75 billion. (Image courtesy of NXP).</p> Google Pioneers Hybrid Approach to Quantum Computing http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-pioneers-hybrid-approach-quantum-computing <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists from Google and the University of Basque Country in Spain believe they have cleared some of the barriers to more complex and useful quantum computers.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-pioneers-hybrid-approach-quantum-computing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-pioneers-hybrid-approach-quantum-computing#comments Hot Topics Microprocessors Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:05:00 +0000 877041 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Google quantum computer prototype with nine superconducting qubits. (Image courtesy of Google Research).</p> Seeking an Interconnect for Desperate Data Centers http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/seeking-interconnect-desperate-data-centers <div class="node-body article-body">An alliance of seven chipmakers is trying to create a special kind of interconnect that can seamlessly share data between computers, accelerators, and memory.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/seeking-interconnect-desperate-data-centers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/seeking-interconnect-desperate-data-centers#comments Hot Topics Communications Microprocessors Thu, 09 Jun 2016 19:40:00 +0000 876711 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Rogotaine, Thinkstock).</p> Marvell’s IAP Family Gets a New Addition http://electronicdesign.com/iot/marvell-s-iap-family-gets-new-addition <div class="node-body article-body">Marvell’s IoT Application Processor (IAP) family gets a new addition, the IAP220. Its integrated sensor hub extends battery life by allowing the host to sleep while sensor information is read and analyzed. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/marvell-s-iap-family-gets-new-addition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/marvell-s-iap-family-gets-new-addition#comments IoT Mobile Microcontrollers Microprocessors Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:59:00 +0000 876651 at http://electronicdesign.com Former NASA Chief Reveals Brain-Like Chip Venture http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/former-nasa-chief-reveals-brain-chip-venture <div class="node-body article-body">The new hardware startup, established by Dan Goldin, the space agency's former chief, has secretly been working on neuromorphic chips for over 10 years.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/former-nasa-chief-reveals-brain-chip-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/former-nasa-chief-reveals-brain-chip-venture#comments Hot Topics Robotics Embedded Microprocessors Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:05:00 +0000 876571 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The Hermosa chip.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of KnuEdge).</p> Q&A: A Deeper Look at Marvell’s MoChi Technology http://electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/qa-deeper-look-marvell-s-mochi-technology <div class="node-body article-body">In this Q&A, Dr. John Shin discusses how Marvell’s LEGO-inspired Modular CHIp (MoChi) technology will change the SoC industry.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/qa-deeper-look-marvell-s-mochi-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/qa-deeper-look-marvell-s-mochi-technology#comments Interviews Mobile Digital ICs Microprocessors Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:09:00 +0000 876471 at http://electronicdesign.com 54 Core SoC Targets Public and Private Cloud Servers http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/54-core-soc-targets-public-and-private-cloud-servers <div class="node-body article-body">Cavium’s ThunderX2 SoC brings up to 54 Arm Cortex-A cores to public and private cloud server platforms. It more than doubles the performance of its predecessor.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/54-core-soc-targets-public-and-private-cloud-servers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/54-core-soc-targets-public-and-private-cloud-servers#comments IoT Mobile Microprocessors Tue, 31 May 2016 19:22:00 +0000 876221 at http://electronicdesign.com Automakers Sprint Toward Self-Driving Cars, But Are Consumers Ready? http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/automakers-sprint-toward-self-driving-cars-are-consumers-ready <div class="node-body article-body">Most people are still concerned by the prospect of riding in autonomous cars, according to a new survey by the University of Michigan.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/automakers-sprint-toward-self-driving-cars-are-consumers-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/automakers-sprint-toward-self-driving-cars-are-consumers-ready#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Electromechanical Embedded Microprocessors Thu, 26 May 2016 15:20:00 +0000 876071 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Nissan prototype for autonomous highway driving. (Image courtesy of Nissan-Renault).</p> Google Builds Custom Processors for Machine Learning http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-builds-custom-processors-machine-learning <div class="node-body article-body">Google has been running the new accelerators inside data centers for over a year, enhancing programs like its search engine or mapping app with artificial intelligence. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-builds-custom-processors-machine-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-builds-custom-processors-machine-learning#comments Hot Topics Analog Mobile Dev Tools Microprocessors Mon, 23 May 2016 16:35:00 +0000 875841 at http://electronicdesign.com Mobileye Reveals Specs for Future Autonomous Driving Chip http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/mobileye-reveals-specs-future-autonomous-driving-chip <div class="node-body article-body">Mobileye says that the new system will not only enable safety features like blind spot warning and automatic lane changes, but will also lay the groundwork for fully autonomous cars.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/mobileye-reveals-specs-future-autonomous-driving-chip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/mobileye-reveals-specs-future-autonomous-driving-chip#comments Automotive Hot Topics Products Microprocessors Mon, 23 May 2016 16:05:00 +0000 875851 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>An engineer testing out an autonomous driving system from General Motors, one of the companies that has agreed to buy Mobileye&#39;s&nbsp;EyeQ4 SoCs. Those chips will not be released until 2018, but the machine vision company is already laying out plans for its successor, the EyeQ5. (Image courtesy of General Motors).</p>