Mentor Graphics' recent deal with ARM illustrates how proliferation in design is influencing deals between tool and IP vendors.
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.
ARM has launched a 64bit processor core aimed at high-end mobile phones, coupled to a new graphics processor and cache-coherent interconnect.
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.
ARM is working on a heavily multithreaded version of its processor core to see if it can provide a more convenient alternative to GPUs.
Digia has launched a graphical user interface development suite based on Qt that is aimed at embedded devices running Linux and Android.
To get others to adopt its GPU cores, Nvidia must quickly build partnerships with tool vendors and foundries that guarantee easy implementation.
Latest addition to DesignWare portfolio balances trade-offs across CPUs, GPUs and DSPs while automating custom design techniques such as multi-bit flip flops.
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