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TI spices up Jacinto auto SoCs with ADAS support

October 22, 2014
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TI is prepping two new OMAP5-based Jacinto 6 automotive SoCs with extra DSPs and imaging GPUs, to handle digital clusters and ADAS, as well as infotainment.

Linux-optimized IP core promises 4200 DMIPS

October 20, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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[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
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[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
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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.

Edison IoT module ships with Atom/Quark combo SoC

September 10, 2014
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[Updated Sep 17] — Intel launched its Edison COM for IoT apps, with a “Tangier” SoC that mixes a dual-core Atom running Linux with a Quark chip, plus optional breakout boards.

Quad-core Cortex-A15 SoC features 6MB on-chip RAM

September 9, 2014
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TI has launched a Linux-friendly, 1.4GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 AM5K2Ex Keystone II SoC, that runs at under 10W and offers 10GbE switches and 6MB on-chip RAM.

Intel debuts “Core M” processors with sub-5W TDP

September 5, 2014
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Intel debuted three dual-core, 14nm “Core M” processors aimed at 2-in-1 laptops and high-end tablets, featuring 50 percent faster performance and sub-5W TDPs.

MIPS aims new 64-bit Warrior cores at mobile devices

September 5, 2014
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Imagination announced a 64-bit Warrior processor with a MIPS I6400 core that features hardware virtualization, multi-threading, and multi-clustering.

MIPS tempts hackers with Raspberry Pi-like dev board

August 28, 2014
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Hard to choose between Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, and MinnowBoard Max? Now there’s another choice: the open source MIPS-based “Creator CI20″ dev board.

Project aims to build a “fully open” SoC and dev board

August 14, 2014
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A non-profit company is developing an open source, 64-bit “lowRISC” SoC that will enable fully open hardware, “from the CPU core to the development board.”

Media player dev kits run Ubuntu and Android on Cortex-A9

August 12, 2014
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Toshiba announced wireless-enabled development kits based on its dual-core Cortex-A9 “TZ5000 ApP Lite” SoC, supporting Ubuntu and Android 4.4, respectively.

Marvell lifts curtain on popular NAS SoCs

July 31, 2014
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[Updated 12:00PM] — Marvell has posted detailed datasheets on its previously opaque Armada 370 and XP SoCs, used in Linux-based NAS systems from Buffalo, Netgear, and Synology.

Will Via’s 64-bit Isaiah II run both x86 and ARM code?

July 11, 2014
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Leaked benchmarks show Via’s 64-bit Isaiah II edging out AMD’s Kabini and trouncing Intel’s Atom Z3770, amid speculation it may run both x86 and ARM code.

TI spins Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC

June 30, 2014
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TI unveiled a 1GHz, Cortex-A9 Sitara “AM437x” SoC with a 3D GPU, a Linux SDK, and an updated PRU module for dual simultaneous control of fieldbus protocols.

Linux-ready MIPS SoCs target low-power wearables

June 9, 2014
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The Dhanush Wearable Processing Unit is a Linux-ready SoC based on MIPS MicroAptiv and InterAptiv cores, designed for wearables with 30-day battery life.

AMD boosts G-Series SoC performance-per-watt, adds security engine

June 5, 2014
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[Updated Jun 6] — AMD announced six new Embedded G-Series SoCs, featuring improved performance-per-Watt, on-chip security processors, and Mentor Embedded Linux support.