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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.