November 5, 2012

Altera embraces OpenCL with toolkit for FPGAs

Altera has launched the first first SDK to take OpenCL software and target it to FPGAs rather than general-purpose processors or graphics processors.
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November 1, 2012

Standards group forms to push ‘white space’ radio

A group of companies based in the UK have formed a group that hopes to develop and promote standards for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications that employ gaps in radio spectrum rather than relying on dedicated frequency bands.
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October 30, 2012

ARM’s 64bit shift provides clean-up opportunity

ARM has named the first pair of processor cores that employ its 64bit architecture and revealed that an architectural clean-up is likely to result in the smaller of the pair requiring less silicon real estate than the existing 32bit Cortex-A9.
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October 30, 2012

AMD mixes it up with ARM64 server processors

AMD adopts ARM64 to promote heterogeneous processing and encourage users to break with Intel and x86 in the enterprise market.
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October 12, 2012

OMG adopts portable image and signal processing libraries

The Object Management Group has adopted the Vector Signal and Image Processing Library (VSIPL) for C and VSIPL++ for C++ as standard specifications that it will manage and promote.
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October 4, 2012

IEF: Open source hardware to muscle into data centers

Open-source hardware is going to change the way people buy computing capacity for data centers, says LSI's Rob Ober
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October 4, 2012

IEF: Samsung wants a skunk-works

Samsung Electronics is setting up a center in Silicon Valley to try to develop technologies that the company hopes will ultimately drive volume for its chipmaking operation.
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August 6, 2012

Aart de Geus on the changing face of EDA

The president and co-CEO of Synopsys provides his take on the mounting influence of software and physical effects in the creation of SoCs.
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May 23, 2012

TI tool hands out low-power tips

Texas Instruments has put together a tool aimed at users of its MSP430 microcontroller family that will help cut the power consumption of their applications.
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March 27, 2012

Yocto Project gets a useful shove from Mentor

The Yocto Project brings the 'ecosystem' concept to embedded Linux and the tool vendor's launch builds that idea out nicely.
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