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August 20, 2014

ARM explores multithreaded core as alternative to GPU computing

ARM is working on a heavily multithreaded version of its processor core to see if it can provide a more convenient alternative to GPUs.
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August 19, 2014

Simulations point to better performance for Intel 14nm finFET

Gold Standard Simulations has run simulations to work out how much of an improvement Intel's new rectangular shape represents.
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August 18, 2014

Power and clocking at 20nm force changes in FPGAs

Design for the 20nm generation of processes has revealed power and clocking issues for the two major FPGA manufacturers presentations at Hot Chips revealed.
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August 13, 2014

Thermal limits challenge Hot Chips power pair

Two of the custom designs presented at the 26th Hot Chips in Cupertino exemplified the problems caused by increasing power density and the benefits of looking at heat removal at the system level.
August 9, 2014

IoT faces interoperability problems

Despite the swirl of interest in the internet of things progress is likely to be held back by interoperability issues according to speakers at the recent NI Week conference.
August 9, 2014

Particle-collider technology to help NI build time-aware systems

Technology from advanced-physics research institute CERN will form part of National Instruments' long-term strategy to improve the ability of distributed systems to support real-time control.
August 8, 2014

Custom instrumentation helps build models for more advanced RF amplifiers

High peak-to-average ratios inherent in 4G/5G modulation schemes are driving the circuitry controlling RF PAs to become more modeling-oriented.
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August 7, 2014

Millimeter-wave 5G research instrument hits 1GHz throughput

Nokia Siemens Networks has built an instrument able to handle bandwidths up 1GHz to investigate the use of milllimeter-band radio for 5G communications.
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August 7, 2014

NI aims to bring design and production closer with chip-test plan

National Instruments plans to build an ecosystem around semiconductor test that could provide a missing link between the design process and production.
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August 6, 2014

NI moves Spice to FPGA for faster simulations

National Instruments has developed a kernel for Spice analog simulations that can be downloaded for faster performance on the FPGAs inside CompactRIO hardware.
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