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Want to know the secrets of implementing an ARM Cortex-A15 in an advanced process node? Read on!

ARM and Cadence have just announced the tape out of the industry’s first 20nm design based on the ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore processor. The test chip targets TSMC’s 20nm process and it was jointly developed by engineers from ARM, TSMC, and … Continue reading

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Would you like some ARM Cortex-A15 resources to peruse?

Thanks to LinkedIn ARM Based Group community manager Stephan Cadene, we’ve got several pointers to useful documents describing many aspects of the ARM Cortex-A15 processor core. This is all in preparation for many discussions of the ARM Cortex-A15 processor taking … Continue reading

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Need a scorecard for ARM processor core architectures?

As with anything in technology that’s nearly 30 years old, the ARM architecture has gone through many phases, many changes, many names through the decades as the architecture evolved from the ARM1 to the ARM11. With the switch to the … Continue reading

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Need an ARM-based 32-bit microcontroller? There’s more than a few full houses on offer.

When 17 microcontroller vendors pick your processor architecture, you have a right to sing “Something’s happening here.” Alban Rampon of ARM just published a blog entry titled “ARM Cortex-M—How could you choose your microcontroller?” This blog entry lists 17 semiconductor … Continue reading

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ARM adds ARM Cortex-A15 and Cortex-R5 models to Fast Models 6.1 release, making these cores immediately available to System Realization teams

ARM’s latest release of its Fast Models (v6.1) adds support for the ARM Cortex-A15 and Cortex-R5 processor cores. Fast Models are a real boon to System Realization teams because they provide a very easy way to test out large amounts … Continue reading

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IHS iSuppli predicts that ARM CPUs will grab nearly 25% of the PC market by the year 2015. Believe it?

Well here’s a controversial prediction. IHS iSuppli just published a report titled  “Desktop and Notebook PC Technology Penetration Forecast” that forecasts that ARM processors will ship as the main CPUs in almost 25% of all new PCs by the year … Continue reading

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Samsung 20nm test chip includes ARM Cortex-M0 processor core. How many will fit on the head of a pin?

Samsung and Cadence just announced the successful tapeout of a 20nm logic test chip that includes the ARM Cortex-M0 microprocessor core. This announcement is yet more evidence that Moore’s Law is alive and kicking…even below 28nm. This test chip design … Continue reading

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Friday Video (early): Hungry for more details of the Freescale i.MX6 with four ARM Cortex-A9 processors? Thought so. Here’s a 17-minute video with tons of technical details.

This video showing the Freescale quad-core i.MX6 SoC was posted by on http://www.engadget.com by Christopher Trout. (See previous EDA360 Insider blog “Freescale’s Multimedia Group mobilizing ARM Cortex-A15 for an imminent IC, demonstrates quad-core i.MX6 based on ARM Cortex-A9”) In 17 … Continue reading

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Imperas develops fast models for newest ARM processor cores (ARM Cortex-A8, -A9, and –M4)

Imperas has announced some additions to its fast SystemC/TLM-2.0 ARM processor models. New simulation models include the ARM Cortex-A8, -A9, and –M4. These three new models enhance the Imperas stable of ARM processor models that already included the ARM7, ARM9, … Continue reading

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