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New IoT-oriented Cortex-M MCUs add ARMv8 and TrustZone

Oct 26, 2016 — 1,508 views

ARM launched its first Cortex-M MCUs with ARMv8-M and TrustZone security: the tiny, low-power Cortex-M23 and faster Cortex-M33.
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Intel launches 14nm Atom E3900 and spins an automotive version

Oct 25, 2016 — 2,328 views

Intel unveiled its Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” embedded SoCs, with Gen 9 graphics, 4x ISPs, and time-sync’d peripherals, and tipped an A3900 model for cars.
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Renesas spins 3rd Gen automotive starter kits, adds new M3 SoC

Oct 21, 2016 — 1,291 views

Renesas has launched two Linux-ready R-Car starter kits optimized for AGL and GENIVI: an R-Car H3 based “Premier” and a “Pro” with a lower-end M3 SoC.
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Samsung's 14nm wearable SoC debuts on Gear 3 watch

Oct 12, 2016 — 4,152 views

Samsung unveiled a 14nm, dual Cortex-A53 “Exynos 7 Dual 7270” SoC with built-in LTE, which runs Tizen Linux on its new Gear S3 watch.
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Open-spec COM version of Chip SBC sells for $16

Oct 12, 2016 — 2,495 views

The Next Thing unveiled a $16 COM version of the Chip SBC called the Chip Pro, plus a dev kit and a $6 SiP version of the Allwinner R8 SoC called the GR8.
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Intel's ARM/FPGA Stratix 10 SoC is first 14nm FPGA

Oct 11, 2016 — 1,424 views

Intel began sampling the Altera Stratix 10, a 14nm SoC that combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores with a Stratix V level FPGA, while using 70 percent less power.
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i.MX8 "eCockpit" SoC arrives, with media and IoT versions coming

Oct 7, 2016 — 2,425 views

NXP unveiled its automotive i.MX8 Quad with four Cortex-A53 cores, two Cortex-M4F cores, and two GPUs. The QuadPlus and QuadMax add one and two -A72 cores.
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Tiny $2 WiFi module taps ESP8285 WiFi SoC

Sep 19, 2016 — 7,049 views

[Updated: Sept. 20] — Itead has launched a $2.10, 14 x 13.5mm “PSF-A85” WiFi module based on the ESP8285 SoC, a version of the ESP8266 that adds 1MB SPI flash.
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Tiny $7 IoT module packs WiFi, BLE, and sensors, runs FreeRTOS

Sep 6, 2016 — 15,263 views

[Updated: Sept. 8] — SeeedStudio’s “ESP3212” COM taps Espressif’s IoT-focused ESP32 follow-on to the ESP8266 SoC, which uses a faster Tensilica LX6 MCU and adds BLE and sensors.
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Next-gen TV STB platform runs Android on quad-core Cortex-A53

Aug 31, 2016 — 1,554 views

The “Poplar Board,” based on HiSilicon’s quad-core Hi3798C V200 SoC, is the first SBC to implement Linaro’s “96Boards Enterprise Edition TV Platform” spec.
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Intel reveals Broxton Atoms with Gen9 GPUs

Aug 22, 2016 — 1,795 views

At IDF, Intel revealed some new details on the 14nm “Broxton” Atom T5700 and T5500 SoCs. Highlights include Gen9 graphics, DDR4, and more memory bandwidth.
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Intel's "Euclid" module is a brain, vision, sensor, and hotspot for robots

Aug 20, 2016 — 6,404 views

Intel demoed a “Euclid” robotics compute module running Ubuntu on a quad-core Atom, and equipped with a RealSense 3D cam, WiFi hotspot, and various sensors.
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10-core MediaTek Helio X30 SoC to include two Cortex-A73 cores

Aug 11, 2016 — 2,532 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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