UltraSoC has added the ability to employ a USB 2.0 port instead of JTAG as the main debug access point on SoCs that use the company’s UltraDebug technology.
ARM is extending its work on ISO 26262 safety packages for automotive systems beyond the Cortex-R devices supported in a documentation release earlier this year.
Deep learning offers the next major opportunity for specialist processors, Qualcomm's Karim Arabi claimed in his keynote at Mentor Graphics’ U2U in San Jose.
Xmos has launched a series of microcontrollers based on its timesliced multicore architecture that adds Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
The 2015 Design Automation Conference in San Francisco will feature keynotes that focus on body-worn electronics such as Google’s Smart Contact Lens and automotive issues.
Texas Instruments has launched a family of ARM-based microcontrollers intended to act as a migration path from its low-energy 16bit MSP430 series, developing its own flash-capable 90nm process to implement them.
Flow draws on existing strengths in Xpedition, Valor, Nimbic and Flotherm among others to optimize 3D design projects and improve cross-disciplinary communication.
The FD-SOI technology developed by CEA-Leti and STMicroelectronics is beginning to gain ground as chipmakers investigate the process as a way to deliver low-energy, wireless-capable SoCs.
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) has released a benchmark suite aimed at applications processors and higher-performance microcontrollers with floating-point units.
Unsettled by attacks on embedded devices such as the point-of-sale terminals used by retailers such as Target and the potential for hackers to target critical infrastructure, the industry focused squarely on security at this year’s Embedded World in Nürnberg, Germany.
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