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New Qualcomm Snapdragons target wearables and more

Feb 11, 2016 — 0 views

Qualcomm unveiled a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip for wearables, plus a 14nm octacore Snapdragon 625, and 28nm Snapdragon 435 and 425 SoCs.
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ST releases free Linux IDE for its STM32 MCUs

Feb 11, 2016 — 0 views

STMicroelectronics released free Linux dev tools for its 32-bit STM32 MCUs, including the STM32CubeMX config/init tool and the Eclipse-based SWSTM32 IDE.
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OpenAMP heterogeneous multicore standard targets Linux

Jan 26, 2016 — 772 views

The MCA announced its Open Asymmetric Multi Processing Framework (OpenAMP) for Linux multicore development, with support from Mentor Graphics and Xilinx.
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Qualcomm aims new Snapdragon 820a SoC at smart cars

Jan 7, 2016 — 586 views

Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 820a, a version of its 64-bit Snapdragon 820 SoC targeting automotive applications including IVI and ADAS.
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2015 saw more than $100 billion in chip-maker M&A action

Dec 28, 2015 — 970 views

During 2015, there were more than $100 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions in the semiconductor market, writes Alexandru Voica in this guest column.
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Android 6.0 development kits tap new Snapdragon 820

Dec 15, 2015 — 1,466 views

Intrinsyc has launched three Android 6.0 dev kits — phone, tablet, and board — for Qualcomm’s 14nm Snapdragon 820, with four Cortex-A72-like cores.
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Tiny, $13 IoT SBC runs OpenWrt on MediaTek MIPS SoC

Dec 4, 2015 — 5,158 views

The IoT-focused “LinkIt Smart 7688” SBC from MediaTek Labs and Seeed runs OpenWrt on a WiFi-enabled, MediaTek MT7688AN SoC.
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Renesas goes 64-bit for latest automotive R-Car SoC

Dec 3, 2015 — 1,208 views

Renesas unveiled its latest R-Car H3 automotive SoC, with four Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 cores, a PowerVR GX6650 GPU, and ISO 26262 safety compliance.
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ARM debuts power-sipping 64-bit Cortex-A35 processor

Nov 12, 2015 — 1,647 views

At ARM TechCon this week, ARM unveiled its most power-efficient 64-bit processor to date: the ARMv8-A based “Cortex-A35,” aimed at mobile and embedded apps.
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First Linux-ready 32-bit Warrior core among new MIPS chips

Nov 10, 2015 — 1,168 views

Imagination has launched the fastest 64-bit MIPS Warrior core yet with its P6600, as well as the M6250, the first 32-bit Warrior-M CPU that runs Linux.
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SBC packs six-port GbE switch, runs Linux on Armada 38x

Nov 9, 2015 — 2,739 views

SolidRun launched a Linux-supported “ClearFog” sandwich-style networking SBC with an Armada 38x-based COM, six switched GbE ports, and MikroBus expansion.
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New MCU-like Intel Quarks sip power, but where’s the Linux?

Nov 5, 2015 — 3,912 views

[Updated: 3:00PM] — Intel unveiled three new Quark CPUs, including models with x86 compatibility, -40 to 85°C support, and integrated sensor hubs, plus a new IoT Platform.
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TI “Processor SDK” initially targets Sitara with Linux and U-Boot

Oct 12, 2015 — 1,046 views

TI has launched a “Processor SDK” based on a mainline LTS Linux kernel, U-Boot, Yocto Project filesystem, and Linaro tool chain, initially covering Sitara SoCs.
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New Renesas SoCs offer 1.5GHz, 1080p, GbE, USB 3.0, PCIe

Oct 9, 2015 — 1,119 views

Renesas announced an “RZ/G” series of dual-core SoCs for Linux- and Android devices in 1GHz Cortex-A7 and 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 flavors, both with PowerVR GPUs.
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Atmel launches ultra efficient, Linux ready Cortex-A5 SoC

Sep 15, 2015 — 1,990 views

[Updated: Sept. 16] — Atmel has begun sampling its most power efficient Cortex-A5 SoC yet: a Linux-ready, IoT oriented, 150mW SAMA5D2 with DDR3 and extended temperature support.
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