Accellera has moved to an Apache 2.0 open-source license for all of the supplementary materials for its SystemC library.
Cadence Design Systems has added floating-point to its latest core intended for embedded signal processing.
SoftBank cites IoT as its main reason for buying ARM, but could it change the relationship between customers and the processor designer?
“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.
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