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Qualcomm joins the Wi-Fi 7 competition with Networking Pro Series

May 5, 2022

A few days ago Qualcomm showcased their latest Wi-Fi 7 Networking Pro Series platforms that feature PHY data rates of 10.7, 16.5, 21.5 and 33 Gbps. According to Qualcomm, the Networking Pro 1620 SoC (System on Chip) can provide reliable and stable support for up to 2000 users. (more…)

POP32 & POP64 SiPs integrate SDRAM and Allwinner A33/A133 CPUs into compact IC design

Apr 23, 2022

Source Parts has recently posted info for the system in package (SiP) series called POPCAM (POP32 & POP64). The POP32 integrates the Allwinner A33 CPU and 128MB DDR3 while the POP64 integrates the Allwinner A133 CPU and 1GB LPDDR4.

Broadcom introduces world’s first Wi-Fi 7 chipset solutions

Apr 16, 2022

This week Broadcom announced their full end-to-end chipset solutions designed for Wi-Fi 7 applications that range from residential gateways, enterprise access points, client devices to Wi-Fi routers. Broadcom claims that these Wi-Fi 7 chips double the performance of Wi-Fi 6 and 6E solutions commercially available today. (more…)

ASRock Industrial release new range of industrial motherboards w/ 12th Gen Intel® Core Processors

Apr 11, 2022

The Taiwanese ASRock released a new line of industrial-grade motherboards equipped with Intel’s latest 12th Gen Core Processors (Alder-Lake-S) that feature 16-cores and 24 threads. ASRock expects their high-performance motherboards to be adopted in diverse applications i.e. smart cities, medical, Edge Artificial IoT, factory automation, kiosks, etc.

SolidRun & NXP launch World’s Smallest 16-Core System on Module

Apr 10, 2022

This past week, SolidRun released their newest LX2-Lite SoM based on the NXP’s Layerscape LX216A System on Chip as well as the CLEARFOG LX2-Lite off-the-shelf Development board. SolidRun claims that their LX2-Lite Mini SoM is the smallest 16-core SoM platform in the world due to 58x40mm ultra-compact footprint.

Compulab incorporates the NXP i.MX8M-Plus SoC to their SO-DIMM flexible design

Apr 8, 2022

The CL-SOM-iMX8PLUS is the latest SO-DIMM System on Module produced by Compulab and which aims to target industrial, medical and image/signal processing applications. This device integrates the i.MX8M-Plus SoC and the CL-SOM SO-DIMM to deliver optimum performance and large connectivity in a compact footprint.   


Nvidia unveils octa-core Jetson Orin NX and ships AGX Orin dev kit

Mar 23, 2022

Nvidia unveiled a scaled-down “Jetson Orin NX” sibling to its high-end AGX Orin module and officially launched its “Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit.” The Orin NX is claimed to offer 3X the performance of the AGX Xavier.

Vortex86 CPUs gain new life with Linux kernel detection and a 3.5-inch SBC

Mar 21, 2022

ICOP announced that its x86 based Vortex86 SoC is automatically detected by Linux 5.16, thereby enabling new non-legacy applications. The company recently launched a 3.5-inch “VDX3-6726” SBC and “VDX3-ETX” module based on the up to dual-core, 1GHz Vortex86DX3.

SiFive raises $175 million after selling OpenFive SoC design unit to Alphawave

Mar 16, 2022

RISC-V IP leader SiFive announced it has raised $175 million in Series F financing from Coatue, which values the company at over $2.5 billion. Earlier this week, SiFive sold its OpenFive SoC design business to AlphaWave for $210 million.

Renesas unveils Linux-driven RISC-V SoC based on an Andes AX45MP core

Mar 3, 2022

Renesas announced a headless, 1GHz “RZ/Five” IoT SoC that runs Linux on Andes’ AX45MP RISC-V core with support for up to 4GB DDR4-1600, 1x or 2x GbE ports, 2x CAN, and 2x USB. A SMARC module is in the works.

Intel’s $1 billion investment in IFS focuses on RISC-V and open chiplets

Feb 7, 2022

Intel announced a $1 billion fund to boost RISC-V, x86, and Arm IP development at Intel Foundry Services and revealed IFS collaborations with Andes, Esperanto, SiFive, and Ventana Micro using RISC-V and “open chiplet” technology. The chipmaker also joined RISC-V International.

Neuropmorphic edge AI accelerator available in $499 mini-PCIe board

Jan 21, 2022

BrainChip has launched a $499 “Akida AKD1000 Mini PCIe Board” equipped with its neuromorphic, event-based Akida neural networking chip for edge AI. The kit comes with BOM and design layout files.

Intel launches 12th Gen Alder Lake mobile H-, P-, and U-series

Jan 5, 2022

[Updated: 12PM] — Intel announced dozens of 12th Gen Alder Lake mobile CPUs with DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, including the up to 14-core, 5GHz Turbo H-series, the mid-range P-series, and 9-15W U-series. There is also a new Linux-driven, RISC-V based EyeQ Ultra autonomous driving chip.

Intel’s Alder Lake-H debuts on Adlink modules

Jan 4, 2022

[Updated: Jan. 5] — Adlink unveiled “Express-ADP” Type 6 and “COM-HPC-cADP” Client “B” modules based on Intel’s recently leaked 12th Gen Alder Lake-H CPUs, featuring 16x PCIe Gen4 and 64GB DDR5. Seco, meanwhile, is prepping a COM-HPC Client “A” module.