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10-core MediaTek Helio X30 SoC to include two Cortex-A73 cores

Aug 11, 2016 — 1,968 views

[Updated: Aug. 12] — MediaTek’s Helio X30, due mid-2017, will likely be one of the first 10nm SoCs, and among the first to tap ARM’s new Cortex-A73 cores.
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Prpl Foundation demos first open source hypervisor for MIPS IoT

Jul 15, 2016 — 810 views

The Prpl Foundation demoed the “prplHypervisor,” an open source, Linux-ready hypervisor for MIPS-based IoT with multiple secure domains for different OSes.
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First SoCs based on open source RISC-V run Linux

Jul 11, 2016 — 2,507 views

SiFive unveiled the first embedded SoCs based on the open source RISC-V platform: A Linux-ready octa-core Freedom U500 and a FreeRTOS-based Freedom E300.
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Arduino 101 gains faster compiler, better Curie support

Jul 5, 2016 — 1,821 views

Intel and Arduino LLC have updated the Zephyr RTOS core of its Curie/Quark driven, BLE-ready Arduino 101 board, featuring a faster compiler.
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PowerPC gains an Android 4.4 port with Big Endian support

Jun 20, 2016 — 1,297 views

eInfochips has ported Android 4.4 to the PowerPC architecture on behalf of an avionics customer that will use it for an HMI that monitors engine health.
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Xilinx adds dual core Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq SoC model

Jun 15, 2016 — 1,193 views

Xilinx unveiled a dual-core “CG” version of its Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, and Mentor Graphics announced Android 5.1 and Linux support.
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Qualcomm reveals wireless oriented connected car platform

Jun 13, 2016 — 706 views

Qualcomm announced a pre-integrated suite of automotive hardware components including LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, tuners, CAN, and VSX technology.
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MIPS VM tech lets routers stay open despite new FCC rules

Jun 8, 2016 — 1,563 views

Imagination and prpl have demo’d secure virtualization technology that lets routers running OpenWrt on MIPS Warrior CPUs stay legal under new FCC rules.
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Sensor oriented Marvell Cortex-A7 SoC targets IoT

Jun 3, 2016 — 860 views

Marvell’s dual-core Cortex-A7 “IAP220” SoC for low-power IoT and wearables runs Linux, Android, or Brillo, and offers an integrated sensor hub.
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ARM Cortex-A73 core and Mali-G71 GPU target mobile VR

May 31, 2016 — 1,384 views

ARM announced a 10nm Cortex-A73 architecture with 30 percent better sustained performance and efficiency than the Cortex-A72, plus a 32-shader Mali-G71 GPU.
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Honey, I shrunk the BeagleBone Black!

May 9, 2016 — 4,257 views

Octavo Systems has packed nearly all the functions of a BeagleBone Black SBC into a BGA module that only requires a few external components to boot Linux.
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Snapdragon SoCs to get Neural Processing Engine SDK

May 4, 2016 — 1,575 views

Qualcomm announced a deep learning toolkit for implementing neural processing and other AI functions directly on devices that integrate Snapdragon 820 SoCs.
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"Apollo Lake" Atoms to offer graphics-rich Goldmont cores

Apr 18, 2016 — 1,833 views

Intel unveiled an “Apollo Lake” Atom SoC that integrates 14nm “Goldmont” cores and Gen9 graphics, plus a reference design featuring USB Type C and WiFi.
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Intel and Wind River acquire automotive tech firms

Apr 8, 2016 — 2,054 views

Intel acquired Yogitech, which makes safety tools for autonomous car chips, and its Wind River unit bought Arynga, which offers Linux-based OTA for cars.
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Intel ditching tick-tock, shifting to three-stage CPU generations

Mar 23, 2016 — 1,692 views

Starting with an upcoming 14nm “Kaby Lake” CPU, Intel will shift to three Core generations per fab process step, instead of two.
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Quad-core, Cortex-A53 hacker SBC runs Linux and Android

Mar 9, 2016 — 3,116 views

The $89 uCRobotics “Bubblegum-96” SBC has a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 Actions S900 SoC, 2GB RAM, 8GB eMMC, onboard wireless, and 96Boards compatibility.
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