Category Archives: Samsung

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual mobile processor features two 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processors, a WQXGA display controller, and two LPDDR3 controllers to feed ‘em

This past weekend, the Web was abuzz with last week’s unveiling of Samsung’s Exynos 5 Dual mobile processor. This SoC features two 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processors rather than the previous Exynos generation Dual mobile processor that incorporated two 1.4GHz ARM … Continue reading

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At DAC, take the path to successful 20nm design. The same path leads to breakfast. Wednesday, June 6

If you’ve been following along—or even if you haven’t—Cadence held three 20nm Webinars last week. Perhaps you have to see it in person before you believe it. Fair enough. Here’s your chance to hear first-hand how you can develop high-yielding … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Short video demonstrates Samsung Exynos quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 mobile application processor against dual-core

This short 1.5-minute video gives you a high-level overview of the relative performance of a Samsung Exynos 4-core mobile applications processor based on the ARM Cortex-A9 processor core versus a dual-core version.

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Common Platform: Why do these companies (IBM, Samsung, GLOBALFOUNDRIES) collaborate?

Ana Hunter, Foundry Services VP at Samsung Semiconductor, had the honor of kicking off the Global Technology Forum in Silicon Valley. She decided to devote her short intro speech to answering the basic question about the Common Platform—a partnership among … Continue reading

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Want to know what’s going to happen at 20nm, 14nm, and beyond? A few answers from Frank Leu of Cadence

Last week at the Global Technology Forum held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, Cadence VP of R&D Frank Leu discussed the things we’ve learned about 20nm IC manufacturing, what we are learning about 14nm, and where … Continue reading

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How fast can an ARM Cortex-A15 run? 2GHz in Samsung’s 32nm process technology. That’s fast!

At the eighth annual Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum held at the Westin Taipei, Taiwan, Samsung previewed the Exynos 5250 applications processor, which is based on a dual-core implementation of the ARM Cortex-A15 processor running at 2GHz implemented in the company’s … Continue reading

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Ambarella cuts power on HD camera controller SoC using Samsung 32nm process technology

Last month, I wrote about the introduction of Ambarella’s new A7L SoC for controlling HD video and digital still cameras. (See “3-processor SoC for digital still cameras incorporates an ARM 1136J-S RISC processor core plus separate image and video processors”.) … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Multi-core ARM CubeStormer II solves Rubik’s Cube in 8 seconds from punching the start button to solved puzzle!

There’s nothing like throwing a mind-blowing amount of 21st-century technology at a 1970s problem and Rubik’s Cube seems like a popular nerdy problem to solve. I blogged about one Lego-based puzzle-solving robot a few weeks ago and now ARM has … Continue reading

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3D Thursday: Hybrid Memory Cube—wide I/O only more so—gets an industry consortium

Back in August, I wrote about the 3D SDRAM assembly called the Micron Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC, see “Want to know more about the Micron Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC)? How about its terabit/sec data rate?”) and I called it a … Continue reading

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Ready to dip a toe into 28nm?

You might be interested in this joint presentation from Samsung and Cadence that discusses the advantages of using the 28nm node for your SoC designs and the challenges you’ll face when doing such a design. The presenters are Ankur Gupta … Continue reading

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Want some more details about the Samsung 20nm test chip? Here’s your chance: ARM TechCon 2011 on October 25

Later this month, you have the opportunity of attending the ARM TechCon 2011 conference being held in the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. Tuesday, October 25 is dedicated the many different aspects of advanced to SoC design and the … Continue reading

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