Tag Archives: ARM

TI Stellaris promo features ARM Cortex-M4F dev board for $4.99—or possibly free

You’ve got a little more than a month to sign up for a $4.99 TI Stellaris Launch Pad Dev board based on the ARM Cortex-M4F processor core. Register and you get on the list to purchase a board for $4.99 … Continue reading

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Two more low-cost dev boards based on the ARM Cortex-M4 with 1Mbyte of Flash, 192Kbytes of RAM: $15.57 and up

Thanks to http://www.chibios.org, I’ve just learned of two low-cost development boards based on the STMicroelectronics STM32F07 microcontroller. You might be interested in these boards because one costs $15.57 and the other sells for 39.95€. The lower-cost board is from STMicroelectronics … Continue reading

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ARM, TSMC announce collaboration on FINfet-based ARM v8 processor core for sub-20nm SoC designs

Today, ARM and TSMC announced a multi-year deal to develop a 64-bit ARM v8 processor “beyond” the 20nm node using FINfets. The collaboration includes the ARMv8 architecture, ARM Artisan physical IP, and TSMC’s FinFET process technology. The target of this … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Two more low-cost, ARM-based, embedded-Linux development boards from ODROID and Google

Recently, I published a list of 39 low-cost, ARM-based, embedded-Linux development boards. (See “39 low-cost boards for embedded Linux application development starting with Raspberry Pi. Want the list?”) I ran across two more of these dev boards this week that … Continue reading

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What effect does the ARM Cortex-M0 core have on mixed-signal microcontroller design?

Earlier this month at DAC, ARM, NXP, and Cadence hosted a panel on mixed-signal design as it applies to microcontroller design. Richard Goering posted a great summary of the topics discussed at the panel, but I want to tease out … Continue reading

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Heterogeneous SoC design gets its own foundation backed by heavy hitters. Good things sure to follow

I am an unabashed advocate of heterogeneous SoC design. Have been for decades. It’s a system-level design approach that lacks the elegance and academic symmetry of homogeneous processing in exchange for a more efficient, bare-metal, hard-core approach to system design … Continue reading

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Gary Smith proposes a 3-layer taxonomy for platform-based SoC design—Live from DAC 2012

EDA’s chief analyst Gary Smith is high on IP subsystems—big ones. Only Gary calls them platforms. Why is Smith so enthusiastic? Because, as he says, he was wrong last year in his estimates of how much it costs to develop … Continue reading

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Are you preparing for 20nm design? This FREE On-Demand Webinar can help.

Last week ARM, TSMC, and Cadence held a Webinar on 20nm design covering three main points: Its adoption is inevitable. The design and manufacturing challenges are significant. The challenges are manageable given the right tools and methodologies, and solutions are … 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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Three free Webinars answer your questions on 20nm SoC design. What questions do you have?

What can you reasonably expect to get from 20nm? What does it take to implement an ARM Cortex-A15 processor in 20nm? What might come between you and success at 20nm? How can you be more productive when creating 20nm designs? … Continue reading

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Want to see the future of low-power SoC design? Have a look into Gary Smith’s crystal ball.

Last week at the Electronic Design Process Symposium held in Monterey, EDA analyst Gary Smith put together a session on low-power design and he prefaced the other presentations with one of his own showing where he though the improvements in … Continue reading

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Want more information on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core?

Last week, ARM CPU Product Manager Thomas Ensergueix presented a Webinar on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core, which I’ve covered previously over on the Low-PowerDesign.com Web site http://www.low-powerdesign.com. (See “How low can you go? ARM does the limbo with Cortex-M0+ … Continue reading

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Friday Video: ARM Cortex-M0 core takes on Angry Birds with homebrew embedded slingshot peripheral

With all I’ve written about the recent ARM M0+ processor core lately, I knew I had to include this video of a homebrew slingshot peripheral developed with a development board based on a microcontroller incorporating an  ARM M0 core.

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Friday Video: EDAC video of Feb 29 EDA CEO Forecast and Industry Vision Event

On leap day (Feb 29), EDAC held its annual CEO Forecast and Industry Vision event at Silicon Valley Bank in, er, Silicon Valley. Speakers included CEOs Wally Rhines (Mentor), Aart de Geus (Synopsys), Lip-Bu Tan (Cadence), and Ed Cheng (Gradient) … Continue reading

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[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

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Infineon launches microcontroller series based on ARM Cortex-M4 core, targets industrial drives, power and energy conversion, and automation

Last month, Infineon introduced the XMC4000 series of microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M4 processor core augmented with a floating-point unit. (Note: Don’t confuse the Infineon XMC4000 series with the NXP LPC4000 series of microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M4 … Continue reading

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ARM big.LITTLE multicore IP architecture wins a Microprocessor Report Analysts’ Choice Award

This week in the Microprocessor Report, the Linley Group announced its Analysts’ Choice Award winners and declared the ARM big.LITTLE multicore IP architecture as the best processor IP of the year: “Designed to extend battery life by up to 70%, … Continue reading

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Nvidia Tegra 3 based on five ARM Cortex-A9 cores is mobile processor of the year declares Microprocessor Report

This week in the Microprocessor Report, the Linley Group announced its Analysts’ Choice Award winners and declared the Nvidia Tegra 3 to be the top mobile processor announced in 2011. As published in the article announcing the winners: “Choosing the … Continue reading

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Asymmetric, dual-core NXP LPC4300 microcontrollers split tasks between ARM Cortex-M4 and -M0 cores, cost $3.75 and up

NXP Semiconductors announced today that it is now shipping its first LPC4300 dual-core, ARM-based microcontroller—the LPC4350. This microcontroller family packs an asymmetrical pair of 32-bit RISC ARM Cores—an ARM Cortex-M4 and an ARM Cortex-M0—with both processors runing at 204MHz (up … 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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Want some Top Secret ARM Cortex-A15 implementation info?

This blog has covered the ARM Cortex-A15 processor core several time over the last year. Now you can get a better idea of the resources available to you if you are interested in implementing an ARM Cortex –A15 processor in … Continue reading

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Power, Performance, Cost. FDSOI lets you pick any three. Want proof? How about an ARM Cortex-M0 processor core example?

Last week, the first session of the International SoC Conference focused on FDSOI (fully depleted silicon-on-insulator) IC fabrication. Now if your thinking resembles mine before I watched this presentation, you think that FDSOI is an advanced IC-fabrication process that gives … Continue reading

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The WORD on ARM’s big.LITTLE Cortex-A15/A7 design philosophy from Jack Ganssle, a leading expert and consultant on embedded design and firmware development

I’ve written up many bits of wisdom from my friend Jack Ganssle before and his latest Embedded Muse newsletter carries a lead article on the new ARM big.LITTLE design philosophy that teams a high-powered ARM Cortex-A15 processor core with a … Continue reading

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Is it all about the [embedded] apps like EDA360 says? ARM and Avnet open an online software store for embedded developers

In a very surprising move first thing today at the ARM TechCon 2011 event, Avnet Electronics Marketing and ARM announced a new Embedded Software Store where you can search for, purchase, and download embedded software and development tools for ARM … 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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