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Free embedded computing conference posts agenda

January 12, 2015

The RTC Group announced the agenda and keynote topics for its annual Real-Time Embedded Computing Conference (RTECC), to be held Jan. 22 in Santa Clara, Calif.

Nvidia aims octa-core, 256-GPU, Tegra X1 SoC at smart cars

January 6, 2015

Nvidia debuted a car-focused, octa-core Tegra X1 SoC with a 256-core Maxwell GPU and 15W consumption, and demoed Tegra X1-based autopilot and IVI hardware.

Intel debuts 5th Gen Core processors

January 5, 2015

Intel revealed its 14nm 5th Generation Core (“Broadwell”) processors, as well as its first 14nm, 64-bit Atom (“Cherry Trail”) SoCs, which target tablets.

$6 quad core SoC targets low cost 4K set-top boxes

December 8, 2014

[Updated Dec 10] — Allwinner unveiled a $6 “H3″ SoC targeting $35 to $50 OTT STBs, featuring four Cortex-A7 cores, a Mali-400 GPU, 4K HDMI output, and 5MP camera support.

KitKat BSPs support TI Sitara and BeagleBone Black

December 5, 2014

Adeneo announced Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) BSPs for the TI Sitara AM335x and Sitara AM437x development platforms and the AM335x-based BeagleBone Black SBC.

First Quark-based SMARC module runs Linux on 2W

December 2, 2014

Kontron unveiled the first SMARC COM for headless, industrial IoT devices based on Intel’s Quark X1000 CPU. The Linux-ready module runs on just 2 Watts.

Android 5.0 dev kits simplify octacore Snapdragon designs

November 22, 2014

[Updated 11:40pm] — Intrinsyc unveiled an Android 5.0 dev platform for the Snapdragon 810 SoC in phone, tablet, SBC, and COM versions that debut DDR4 and TransferJet tech.

Intel to merge mobile and PC divisions amid mobile losses

November 18, 2014

Intel is planning to merge its struggling mobile division with its PC division, and Rockchip released an ARM mobile SoC that was developed with Intel.

Timesys tips LinuxLink support for Renesas RZ/A SoC

November 15, 2014

[Updated Nov 21] — Timesys announced LinuxLink support for the Cortex-A9 based Renesas RZ/A SoC and RSK HDK. Renesas also tipped an RZ/A-based board for ARM Mbed development.

Qseven computer-on-module debuts 3W Atom

November 14, 2014

Congatec announced a “Qseven Headless” module based on a new 1.33GHz Intel Atom E3805 SoC that lacks graphics, but has a TDP of only 3 Watts.

BeagleBone cape eases access to the Sitara SoC’s PRU

November 6, 2014

TI has launched a $39, Linux-ready cape for the BeagleBone Black for evaluating the Sitara SoC’s programmable real-time unit for applications like robotics.

LG’s first SoC debuts on 5.9-inch G3 Screen phone

October 24, 2014

LG announced its first SoC, a Cortex-15 and –A7 octa-core “Nuclun” with LTE-A Cat.6 tech that debuts this week in a Korea-bound LG G3 Screen Android phone.

TI spices up Jacinto auto SoCs with ADAS support

October 22, 2014

TI is prepping two OMAP5 based Linux-and Android-ready automotive SoCs with extra DSPs and imaging GPUs, to handle digital clusters, ADAS, and infotainment.

Linux-optimized IP core promises 4200 DMIPS

October 20, 2014

Synopsis announced an “HS38″ version of its Linux-focused DesignWare ARC core IP with a new ARCv2 ISA and support for 2.2GHz, 4200 DMIPS speeds at 28nm.

Allwinner reveals new octa-core and 64-bit quad-core SoCs

October 14, 2014

Allwinner unveiled octa-core, Cortex-A7 based “A83T” and “H8″ SoCs for tablets and media-streaming boxes, respectively, plus a quad-core, 64-bit “H64″ SoC.

ARM tips IoT focused “Mbed OS” for Cortex-M MCUs

October 3, 2014

ARM announced a free Mbed OS for use in IoT devices based on its Cortex-M microcontrollers, plus an Mbed Device Server stack for cloud-based IoT management.

Nvidia Tegra rides shotgun on Honda’s Connect IVI system

October 2, 2014

Nvidia announced that its Tegra SoC will run Android on a newly tipped Honda Connect IVI system in 2015 Honda Civic, Civic Tourer, and CR-V cars in Europe.

Atmel revs up Cortex-A5 SoC with video decode, security

October 2, 2014

[Updated Oct 18] — Atmel is sampling a Linux supported, Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D4 SoC that bests the earlier SAMA5D3 with new NEON, L2 cache, 720p decode, and security features.

Intel invests $1.5B in Chinese SoC partnership

September 26, 2014

[Updated Sep 28] — Intel is investing $1.5 billion in China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, whose fabless mobile chip design centers will co-develop IA-based SoCs for mobile phones in 2015.

MediaTek launches developer portal, debuts Android SDK

September 22, 2014

MediaTek announced a Mediatek Labs hacker site, plus a MediaTek SDK for Android and a “LinkIt” RTOS that runs on an ARM-based, IoT-oriented “Aster” SoC.