Microprocessors http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25800/more en Non-Volatile 3D Resistive RAM Packs 162 Gbits http://electronicdesign.com/memory/non-volatile-3d-resistive-ram-packs-162-gbits <div class="node-body article-body">A research team from Rice University has produced a nonvolatile, resistive random access memory (RRAM) technology that provides high-density storage up to 162 gigabits in crossbar memory arrays.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/non-volatile-3d-resistive-ram-packs-162-gbits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/non-volatile-3d-resistive-ram-packs-162-gbits#comments Hot Topics Mobile Embedded Memory Microprocessors Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:09:00 +0000 853291 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>A schematic shows the layered structure of tantalum oxide, multilayer graphene and platinum used for a new type of RRAM technology developed at Rice University. (Image courtesy of Rice University).</p> Gallery: Flash Memory Summit Highlights Storage Large and Small http://electronicdesign.com/memory/gallery-flash-memory-summit-highlights-storage-large-and-small <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Flash Memory Summit is one of the hottest shows around. It has everything from M-RAM M.2 solid-state drives (SSDs) to a 16-Tbyte, 2.5-in SSD that uses 48-layer V-NAND technology. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/gallery-flash-memory-summit-highlights-storage-large-and-small" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/gallery-flash-memory-summit-highlights-storage-large-and-small#comments Mobile Components Embedded Memory Microprocessors Mon, 17 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 852161 at http://electronicdesign.com APUs vs FPGAs: The Battle for Smart-Camera Processing Supremacy http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/apus-vs-fpgas-battle-smart-camera-processing-supremacy <div class="node-body article-body">Design efficiency, interoperability and scalability are at the crossroads of next-generation vision-system innovation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/apus-vs-fpgas-battle-smart-camera-processing-supremacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/apus-vs-fpgas-battle-smart-camera-processing-supremacy#comments Defense DSPs FPGAs Microprocessors Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:01:00 +0000 850991 at http://electronicdesign.com Joint Venture Developing Integrated Chips for China’s Growing Industry http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/joint-venture-developing-integrated-chips-china-s-growing-industry <div class="node-body article-body">The Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), the largest semiconductor foundry in mainland China, is joining Huawei, IMEC, and Qualcomm to support the development of China’s integrated chip (IC) technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/joint-venture-developing-integrated-chips-china-s-growing-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/joint-venture-developing-integrated-chips-china-s-growing-industry#comments IoT Mobile Robotics Communications Components Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors Systems Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000 848971 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation&nbsp;(SMIC)&nbsp;agreement comes as China attempts to become a more independent manufacturer of integrated chip technology. (Image courtesy of SMIC).&nbsp;</p> 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>