Tag Archives: ARM

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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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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The curious case of the missing Honeycomb apps. Where are they?

Brent Rose has just published a tremendously insightful article on the PC World Web site about the current lack of Android 3.0 Honeycomb apps. He starts the article by nothing that there were few Honeycomb-optimized android apps at the February … Continue reading

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On-chip ARM Cortex-M3 processor provides security for AppliedMicro’s PowerPC-based PacketPro Embedded Processor

The “SlimPro” Trusted Management Module used in AppliedMicro’s PowerPC-based PacketPro embedded processor for networking applications uses an ARM Cortex-M3 processor that boots from on-chip ROM. The approach provides tamper-proof boot code that can then load additional boot and OC code … 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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Freescale’s Multimedia Group mobilizing ARM Cortex-A15 for an imminent IC, demonstrates quad-core i.MX6 based on ARM Cortex-A9

This article published today in EETimes Europe quotes Freescale’s Lisa Su, Senior VP and General Manager of the Networking and Multimedia Group, who says that her group will be announcing an SoC based on the ARM Cortex-A15 processor core in … Continue reading

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What’s that light at the end of the tunnel? It’s the 20nm express heading your way

Cadence sponsored a lunchtime discussion panel on 20nm design today at DAC. Veteran industry analyst Jim Handy moderated the panel and the panelists included Simon Segars, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Physical IP from ARM; Ana Hunter, Vice … Continue reading

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ARM suggests you take the “M” train for your next ASIC or SoC using the company’s new Cortex-M System Design Kit

Last week, ARM introduced a System Design Kit to facilitate the incorporation of the company’s 32-bit Cortex-M processors in ASICs and SoCs. Called the ARM Cortex-M System Design Kit (CMSDK), the package includes: Example systems for ARM Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3 and … Continue reading

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The ARM-based Marvell PXA510 and GlobalScale D2Plug, more evidence that semi vendor ecosystems must expand to include a lot of software, apps

I found this video on the EngineeringTV video site run by Electronic Design magazine. In it, Marvell’s Scott Dunagan describes the slick new Globalscale D2Plug Developer Kit, which incorporates Marvell’s yet-to-be-announced, high-performance, ARM-based PXA510 Application Processor. According to GlobalScale, the … Continue reading

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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

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Friday Video: Demo of Cadence Virtual System Platform running Smartphone simulation

This week at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in San Jose, Cadence rolled out the System Development Suite and one of the products in that suite is the Cadence Virtual System Platform, which you can use to get high-level system … Continue reading

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ARM Cortex-A15—does this processor IP core need a new category…Superstar IP?

After weeks of teasing, ARM unveiled a pile of technical details including pipeline details today at the ARM Technology conference in Santa Clara about its new flagship multiple-processor core called the ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore. Clearly aimed at high-end applications up … Continue reading

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ARM and Cadence: Playing with fire

Attendees at today’s ARM Technology Conference (ARM TechCon) were treated to an unusual way to end the day: a “fireside chat” between Simon Segars, ARM’s EVP and General Manager PIPD (physical intellectual property division), and John Bruggeman, a Senior VP … Continue reading

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Between ASIC and microcontroller: It’s all about System Realization

I’ve been saving on an article that appeared in EETimes for a couple of weeks because it makes some very cogent points about System Realization, even though it’s not written with System Realization, or SoC Realization, or even Silicon Realization … Continue reading

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System Realization: Free Webinars. Everyone likes them.

EDA360 defines System Realization as the development of complete hardware/software platforms ready for applications development even before the chip is designed. Cadence offers many free Webinars—both live and archived—that you might find useful. Here are a few Webinars related to … Continue reading

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