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October 22, 2014

Cadence targets ISO 26262 with verification support

Cadence Design Systems has built a verification environment around its vManager software for ICs and systems that need to conform to the ISO 26262 safety standard.
October 20, 2014

IBM pays GlobalFoundries to take on chipmaking operation

GlobalFoundries is to acquire IBM's fabs in a deal that sees the server maker pay the foundry $1.5bn over five years and agree to exclusivity to 10nm.
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October 14, 2014

ARC core focuses on embedded Linux applications

Synopsys updates ARC core to improve support for embedded Linux and other advanced operating systems such as Android
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October 7, 2014

Minimal 32bit IP cores tackle connected devices market

Minimal IP cores are meant to serve broader market than IoT, using revised instruction set to increase code density, save on chip memory and enable security
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October 5, 2014

Software firewall demo provides shield against malware

A demo at ARM TechCon showed one way malware could be foiled on systems that run software of uncertain provenance.
October 4, 2014

Carbon introduces exchange for building and stressing virtual prototypes

Carbon Design Systems has introduced a web portal to streamline the process of finding the most appropriate executable models for a system-level virtual prototype.
October 3, 2014

ARM tools take aim at finFET layout, timing issues

ARM has launched a pair of tools designed to improve the density and performance of finFET designs that use the company's physical libraries.
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October 2, 2014

Applied Micro moves away from MIPS, PowerPC in 64bit embedded push

Applied Micro is to use the ARM v8 CPU architecture it developed for data centers to keep hold of embedded-systems customers who have decided to move away from its existing MIPS and PowerPC-based processors.
October 2, 2014

ARM to extend Big.Little for GPUs and heat management

A multiprocessor test chip has led ARM to improve the energy-control strategy for its Big.Little architecture and to simplify the debug architecture for the company's multicore processor IP.
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October 2, 2014

Software encryption manager aims to tighten up on embedded security

HCC Embedded has developed a modular software manager for encryption, designed to provide embedded systems with the foundation for handling security algorithms.

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