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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.