“It’s the time between putting out an open-source ARM core and getting a letter from an ARM lawyer,” says UC Berkeley professor Krste Asanovic. So, some design teams are turning to IP that started out as open source to provide more scope for experimentation.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology adapted conventional 2D layout tools to a two-layer monolithic 3D process that resulted in sizeable space and power savings.
A faster implementation program for the POP support IP for ARM's cores has delivered a 16nm finFET package for the Cortex-A73 shortly after the core's Computex launch.
ARM aims to recruit more startups to develop IoT SoCs around the Cortex-M0 with design-house network and easier access to EDA tools.
Menta SAS has launched an embedded FPGA core family that improves density over previous versions.
Microsoft has launched an OEM version of the Windows Holographic platform it has developed for its own AR headset, the HoloLens.
ARM is combining a new high-end 64bit Cortex-A core with a reworked Mali graphics processor to support high-throughput applications such as virtual reality and machine learning.
Ahead of June's Design Automation Conference, Agnisys and Semifore have both released tools aimed at reducing the overhead of implementing register-rich SoCs.
Oberon Microsystems has ported a set of low-overhead cryptographic codes suitable for Apple's HomeKit to the Cortus APS3RP 32bit processor core.
ARM says it has received test chips designed to check how well an SoC built around a 64bit multicore Cortex v8-A processor complex would work TSMC's upcoming 10nm FinFET process technology.
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