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Cavium adds OpenWRT support to Octeon III

April 28, 2015

Cavium announced OpenWRT Linux support for its Octeon III CN70/71XX SoCs, first available on a reference board and an Itus Networks “Shield” appliance.
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64-bit STB SoC supports 4K video and Android TV

April 27, 2015

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.
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Imagination to release open MIPS design to academia

April 27, 2015

Imagination is releasing a free version of its Linux-ready MIPS MicroAptiv CPU to universities called “MIPSfpga,” which will offer fully transparent RTL.
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Linux-friendly TI SoC takes on FPGAs in DAQ apps

April 21, 2015

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.
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Power-sipping IP camera SoC gains Linux dev kit

April 17, 2015

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.
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New Atom SoC will target IoT devices, says Intel

April 8, 2015

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.
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Linux-ready smart camera SoC encodes 1080p@70fps video

April 7, 2015

Allwinner unveiled a Cortex-A7 based SoC for smart connected cameras that integrates its HawkView image signal processor, and supports Linux and “Camdroid.”
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SBC runs Linux on new quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC

March 31, 2015

Actions Technology released a quad-core Cortex-A9 “S500″ SoC, along with an “ActDuino S500″ SBC based on it, plus support for Android 5.0 and Linux.
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Freescale i.MX6 SoloX SoC gains embedded Linux support

March 16, 2015

The Timesys LinuxLink tool suite now supports Freescale’s i.MX6 SoloX SoC, including support for Freescale’s MQX RTOS that runs on the SoC’s Cortex-M4 MCU.
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Quad-core MediaTek SoC spins Cortex-A72 into Android tablets

March 3, 2015

MediaTek unveiled an “MT8173″ SoC for Android tablets that mixes 2.4GHz Cortex-A72 and -A53 cores with a PowerVR GPU, and also showed an octa-core -A53 SoC.
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NXP gobbles up Freescale in smart car and IoT silicon push

March 3, 2015

NXP Semiconductor has merged with Freescale Semiconductor, in a $11.8 billion deal that creates a $40 billion firm focused on ADAS automotive and IoT apps.
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Intel unveils Atom x3, x5, and x7 mobile SoCs

March 2, 2015

Intel announced new “Cherry Trail-T” Atom x5 and x7 SoCs, mainly targeting Android and Windows 10 tablets, plus a low-cost LTE-enabled “Sofia” Atom x3 SoC.
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16nm Zynq SoC mixes Cortex-A53, FPGA, Cortex-R5

February 27, 2015

Xilinx unveiled a 16nm “UltraScale+” version of its ARM/FPGA hybrid “Zynq” SoC with four Cortex-A53s cores, a faster FPGA, a GPU, and two Cortex-R5 MCUs.
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Freescale’s popular i.MX6 SoC sprouts a Cortex-M4 MCU

February 24, 2015

Freescale added a “SoloX” SoC to its Cortex-A9 i.MX6 family, featuring a Cortex-M4 MCU, plus new security, power management, and GbE bridging features.
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MXM COM runs Linux on new Freescale i.MX 6SoloX SoC

February 24, 2015

[Updated 4PM] — F&S Elektronik Systeme debuted a COM based on Freescale’s new MCU-enabled “i.MX6 SoloX” SoC, and offering dual GbE, multimedia, serial, and PCIe interfaces.
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New ARM Cortex-A72 nearly twice as fast as -A57

February 5, 2015

ARM unveiled an ARMv8 Cortex-A72 CPU for mobile said to be twice as fast as the -A57, plus a faster new Mali-T880 GPU and CoreLink CCI-500 interconnect.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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$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.
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