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ARM debuts power-sipping 64-bit Cortex-A35 processor

Nov 12, 2015 — 1,499 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.

First Linux-ready 32-bit Warrior core among new MIPS chips

Nov 10, 2015 — 1,062 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.

SBC packs six-port GbE switch, runs Linux on Armada 38x

Nov 9, 2015 — 2,130 views

SolidRun launched a Linux-supported “ClearFog” sandwich-style networking SBC with an Armada 38x-based COM, six switched GbE ports, and MikroBus expansion.

New MCU-like Intel Quarks sip power, but where’s the Linux?

Nov 5, 2015 — 3,196 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.

TI “Processor SDK” initially targets Sitara with Linux and U-Boot

Oct 12, 2015 — 961 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.

New Renesas SoCs offer 1.5GHz, 1080p, GbE, USB 3.0, PCIe

Oct 9, 2015 — 1,009 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.

Atmel launches ultra efficient, Linux ready Cortex-A5 SoC

Sep 15, 2015 — 1,790 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.

COM Express Modules set sail on Intel’s 6th Gen Core Skylake

Sep 4, 2015 — 1,557 views

Intel’s launch of its 6th Gen Core (“Skylake”) processors this week precipitated a flurry of COM Express module announcements by embedded board vendors.

Intel unveils its 6th Gen Core “Skylake” processors

Sep 2, 2015 — 1,356 views

Intel debuted its 6th Gen Core (Skylake) processors, ranging from 4.5W TDP SoCs with internal platform controller hubs, to 45+ Watt CPUs with external PCHs.

First quad- and octa-core QorIQ SoCs unveiled

Jun 23, 2015 — 1,615 views

Freescale revealed two Linux-enabled QorIQ LS1 networking SoCs with four and eight 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 cores, and says it will offer a Cortex-A72 LS2 model.

New Freescale i.MX7 SoCs take on low-power Linux IoT

Jun 22, 2015 — 4,705 views

[Updated: 7:00PM] — Freescale unveiled two Linux-ready, 28nm i.MX7 SoCs with one or two Cortex-A7 cores, Cortex-M4 MCUs, and much lower power consumption than the i.MX6.

Intel and AMD roll out new processors at Computex

Jun 4, 2015 — 4,570 views

Intel announced the first embedded quad-core 5th Gen Core CPUs and shipped its first “Braswell” processors, and AMD tipped its 6th Gen A-Series SoCs.

Freescale pumps out three new Linux-friendly i.MX6 SoCs

May 28, 2015 — 4,096 views

Freescale’s dual- and quad-core “Plus” i.MX6 SoCs boost graphic performance and RAM support, while the single-core Cortex-A7 “UltraLite” targets secure IoT.

Latest Atheros IoT SoCs include OpenWRT-friendly model

May 15, 2015 — 3,168 views

Qualcomm has launched two WiFi-enabled SoCs that support the AllJoyn IoT standard, including a 650MHz, MIPS-based “QCA4531” SoC that runs OpenWRT Linux.

Cavium adds OpenWRT support to Octeon III

Apr 28, 2015 — 2,386 views

Cavium announced OpenWRT Linux support for its Octeon III CN70/71XX SoCs, first available on a reference board and an Itus Networks “Shield” appliance.

64-bit STB SoC supports 4K video and Android TV

Apr 27, 2015 — 1,501 views

Marvell announced an “Ultra” version of its Android-focused Armada 1500 STB SoC that advances to a 64-bit, quad-core Cortex-A53 foundation for 4K delivery.

Imagination to release open MIPS design to academia

Apr 27, 2015 — 1,766 views

Imagination is releasing a free version of its Linux-ready MIPS MicroAptiv CPU to universities called “MIPSfpga,” which will offer fully transparent RTL.

Linux-friendly TI SoC takes on FPGAs in DAQ apps

Apr 21, 2015 — 1,421 views

TI’s Linux-ready 66AK2L06 SoC for high-speed data acquisition apps features dual Cortex-A15 cores, four DSPs, a digital front end, and a JESD204B interface.

Power-sipping IP camera SoC gains Linux dev kit

Apr 17, 2015 — 2,148 views

Ambarella has launched a Linux-ready reference design for battery-driven IP cameras using its S2Lm SoC, which supports fast wake-up and sub-500mW operation.

New Atom SoC will target IoT devices, says Intel

Apr 8, 2015 — 1,704 views

At IDF Shenzhen, Intel announced a rugged IoT version of the Atom x3 smartphone SoC, with built-in cellular radios and supporting both Linux and Android.