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- A head-to-head comparison of the ARM Cortex-M4 and –M0 processor cores by Jack Ganssle
- Friday Video: SoC in tiny 500mg backpack transforms cockroach into radio-controlled exploration vehicle
- Friday Video: A different kind of fab with some very, very cool machines
- Friday Video: Get the latest skinny on the IPC-2581 open interchange standard for PCB design
- Smartphones: Where PCIe has not gone before—but will. Sooner rather than later.
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- A head-to-head comparison of the ARM Cortex-M4 and –M0 processor cores by Jack Ganssle
- EDA360 and the brand new Hewlett-Packard 15C Limited Edition RPN pocket scientific calculator
- 10 ways to get your EDA tools to run faster, smoother, and longer
- Qualcomm reveals more Snapdragon 4 SoC details in a White Paper. Want to know what’s inside?
- Friday Video: Ready for a little mobile phone teardown archaeology? Dave Jones compares state of the art in 1994 (Motorola) with an evolved 2000 (Nokia)
- 20nm design: What have we learned so far?
- The DDR4 SDRAM spec and SoC design. What do we know now?
- 3D Week: Wide I/O SDRAM, Network on Chip, Multicore, TSV, Asynchronous Logic—3D SoC stack from CEA-Leti and ST-Ericsson hits all the advanced notes. Can you say “Tour de Force”?
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Tag Archives: Apple
Daniel Nenni at SemiWiki publishes a [very] brief history of the SoC
Daniel Nenni has just posted a very brief history of the SoC, with heavy emphasis on SoCs for mobile products. The emphasis is probably warranted because mobile designs really have driven SoC design for the past decade. One of the … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, Silicon Realization, SoC, SoC Realization Tagged Apple, Daniel Nenni, Nvidia Tegra, Qualcomm, Samsung, SemiWiki, Snapdragon, Texas Instruments OMAP Leave a comment
Vizio (!) introduces line of high-end Windows PCs and notebooks. Didn’t they didn’t read that “post-PC” memo?
Today, “America’s #1 LCD HDTV” vendor Vizio launched a line of sleek notebook, ultrabook, and all-in-one desktop PCs. Howzat? Isn’t Vizio familiar with the term “post-PC era”? What have they been smoking down there in Irvine? I think Vizio is … Continue reading
Posted in 3D, EDA360, System Realization Tagged Apple, Notebook, Personal computer, Ultrabook, Vizio Leave a comment
Friday Video: How the iPhone saved a Corning glass factory in Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Here’s a video about a completely non-electronic product that’s intimately interwoven into the success of a highly electronic product. The non-electronic product is durable, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and the electronic product it was first associated with is the original … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, System Realization Tagged Apple, Corning, Corning Gorilla Glass, Corning Incorporated, Gorilla Glass, iPhone, Kentucky Leave a comment
Friday Video: IKEA solves the two big problems with HDTVs—remotes and wires
The following video shows how much IKEA understands about selling high-tech HDTV. Build it into the furniture so it looks good. Make the furniture modular, like all IKEA offerings. Make the cables disappear by build the speakers into the furniture. … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, System Realization Tagged Apple, Blu-ray Disc, HDTV, IKEA, Remote control Leave a comment
[Friday Video] iFixit tears down an iPad 3 4G LTE using spudger, heat gun, and guitar picks. Finds new processor, more RAM, new battery, etc.
Those folks at iFixit stop at nearly nothing to be the first to tear apart shiny new toys like the new Apple iPad (the iPad formerly known as the iPad 3). They flew to Australia to get a new iPad … Continue reading
After Silicon, SoC, and System Realization comes Dynasty Realization
The EDA360 vision document divides the world of electronic design into Silicon, SoC, and System Realization. It’s a product-oriented view and it has pushed all EDA vendors to embrace what designers always knew: product design is hard from the chip … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360 Tagged Apple, Hewlett Packard, iPhone, iPod, Logic Analyzer, Oscilloscope, Tektronix 5 Comments
Friday Video: Two minutes of system-design expertise from Matt Rogers, VP of Engineering and founder of Nest and designer of the thermostat of the future
Nest is a company that’s tackling mundane technology like a thermostat and asking why these products can’t be sleek, beautiful, and smart like an iPhone or iPad. Matt Rogers, the VP of engineering at Nest who came from Apple, takes … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, System Realization Tagged Apple, Nest, thermostat, WiFi 1 Comment
Man, Mahler, Marimba, cellphone. Two of these things do not belong.
MSNBC.com just published a story about a cell phone that stopped a performance of Mahler’s Ninth symphony last night at the New York Philharmonic. The offending phone was playing a marimba ring tone easily heard during the quiet section near … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, System Realization Tagged Apple, cel phone, Mahler, ringtone, Siri Leave a comment
Friday Video: Apple iPhone 4S teardown by iFixIt
If you’re curious about a range of Apple iPhone 4S technical topics from what’s changed from the Apple iPhone 4 to why can’t “lesser” iPhones run Siri, then take a look at this video from iFixIt:
Want to guarantee that your next product is a huge success? Ask Apple’s Siri
Troy Wolverton is a News Columnist for the San Jose Mercury News and this morning’s paper carried his fascinating column on his growing infatuation with Siri, the intelligent assistant that lives inside of every Apple iPhone 4S. The column is … Continue reading
Posted in Apps, EDA360, System Realization Tagged Apple, iPhone, Siri, Smartphones 2 Comments
Apple reports selling $1B of iPhone 4S Smartphones in three days. Is apps-driven design working as well for you?
Apple announced today that it has sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S smartphones since first product availability on Friday. That’s 4 million units in three days selling for $199 at AT&T to $649 for an unlocked iPhone 4S bought … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, iOS, Silicon Realization, SoC, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged Apple, iPhone, iPhone 4, Siri, Steve Jobs, Zaphod Beeblebrox Leave a comment
Apple iPhone 4S: How about a peek under the hood?
Friday was the first day to get your hands on an Apple iPhone 4S. I saw a photo in the San Jose Mercury News of Steve “Woz” Wozniak sitting in a lawn chair camped out at a local Apple store. … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, Mobile, Silicon Realization, SoC, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged Apple, Chipworks, IFixit, iPhone, Sony Leave a comment
Friday Video: Macworld’s Jason Snell has a largely successful conversation with Apple’s Siri intelligent agent
Here’s an 11-minute video showing Macworld’s Editorial Director Jason Snell putting Apple’s Siri, the intelligent agent residing in the company’s new iPhone 4S, through some paces. This is a longer demo than the one at the iPhone 4S rollout and … Continue reading
Posted in Apps, EDA360 Tagged Apple, Intelligent agent, iPhone, iPhone 4, Jason Snell, Siri 1 Comment
Could 28nm be the gating factor for LTE handset deployment? Aftermath of the Apple iPhone 4S rollout
Yesterday, Apple introduced the iPhone 4S, an improved 3G phone. It’s not the 4G LTE phone many were expecting. Anand Lal Shimpi of http://www.Anandtech.com immediately published an article with a really interesting conjecture: LTE handsets await a mainstream 28nm process … Continue reading
Posted in 28nm, EDA360, Silicon Realization, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged Apple, iPhone, iPhone 4 Leave a comment
Today’s Apple iPhone 4S intro emphasizes apps. Built-in apps
With much of the expected fanfare, Apple introduced its next iPhone: the 4S. The iPhone 4S is a world phone with both GSM and CDMA capabilities, but it’s not a 4G phone. However, that probably doesn’t matter. With its usual … Continue reading
Posted in Apps, SoC, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged Apple, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S Leave a comment
Jim Hogan coins “Jobs’ Law” and nails it to the door of System and SoC Realization
Jim “make me some money” Hogan, perhaps the most visible VC in EDA, has just published an article titled “Jobs’ Law” on the System-Level Design Community Web site where he defines Jobs’ Law (Jobs, Steve Jobs, who shakes whole industries … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, Firmware, IP, Silicon Realization, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged Apple, Jim Hogan, Nvidia, Steve Jobs Leave a comment
Google’s planned purchase of Motorola Mobility is a pure EDA360 play: Software drives Hardware
When I told my good friend David Thon that Google’s planned purchase of smartphone maker Motorola Mobility was a pure EDA360 play, he invited me to explain. In simplest terms, EDA360 posits that software now drives hardware in the processor-centric … Continue reading
Posted in Android, Apps, EDA360, Firmware, iOS, System Realization Tagged Android, Apple, Google, IBM, iPhone, Motorola, Motorola Mobility, Research In Motion 1 Comment
Friday Video: Cool video tricks with the Apple iPhone 4’s CMOS camera and the rolling-shutter effect
Normally, a CMOS image sensor’s rolling “jello” shutter is a liability. Pan the camera too quickly and vertical straight lines become curved. That’s because there’s a time delay between the capture of one line of video and the next, and … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360 Tagged Apple, Guitar, iPhone, rolling shutter, video Leave a comment
What’s the current cost of adding LTE to a mobile phone? $39.75 says an IHS report.
According to a report published recently by the IHS iSuppli Teardown Analysis Service, it costs nearly $40 to add LTE wireless capability to a mobile phone handset. That’s the conclusion of a teardown report on the HTC Thunderbolt mobile phone, … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, Silicon Realization, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged Apple, HTC Thunderbolt, iPhone, LTE Leave a comment
Friday Video: Will your chip design enable 15 minutes of fame?
Most of the world doesn’t get excited about GHz, nm, Gbytes, and the other metrics of excess success we technologists wallow in. The majority of the people on this planet get excited about what those metrics allow them to do. … Continue reading
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Want to know a secret about Apple’s iPhone apps? Things didn’t go exactly as planned according to San Jose Mercury News story
Chris O’Brien of the San Jose Mercury News often writes extremely interesting tech stories from Silicon Valley and today’s newspaper carried a page-1 story about Apple’s iPhone apps, as told to O’Brien by former senior director of worldwide product marketing … Continue reading
Posted in Apps, EDA360, System Realization Tagged Apple, AppStore, iPad, iPhone, ITunes Leave a comment
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen predicts Android tablets will overtake Apple iPad
Speaking at yesterday’s D9 Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen predicted that sales of Android-based tablets would overcome iPad sales in the same way that Android phone sales have finally overtaken iPhone sales. You can’t tell … Continue reading
Microprocessor Report pries a few more secrets from the Apple A5 processor and asks if Intel should break itself in two
A few weeks back, I wrote about the Apple A5 processor [link] introduced along with the iPad2. (See “Peeling back the layers of the onion that’s Apple’s A5 processor for the iPad2”) At that time, there wasn’t much hard information … Continue reading
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says Android tablets will overtake Apple’s iPad in 30 months
According to this article on Techspot.com, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told the audience at the Reuters Technology Summit in New York that Android tablets will overtake Apple’s iPad in 30 months. He said that it took the Android phone about … Continue reading
Posted in Android, EDA360, Firmware, Honeycomb Tagged Android, Apple, Jen-Hsun Huang, tablet Leave a comment
Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang explains why Android tablets aren’t selling, yet
This CNET blog covers an interview with Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. It caught my eye over the weekend. In the blog entry, Huang gives his opinion and reasons why Android-based tablet sales trail those of Apple’s iPads. Huang has an … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, System Realization Tagged Android, Apple, ARM, Honeycomb, iPad, Jen-hsunHuang, Nvidia, Tegra 2 Comments