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Atmel launches ultra efficient, Linux ready Cortex-A5 SoC

September 15, 2015

[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

September 4, 2015

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

September 2, 2015

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

June 23, 2015

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

June 22, 2015

[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

June 4, 2015

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.