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- A head-to-head comparison of the ARM Cortex-M4 and –M0 processor cores by Jack Ganssle
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- 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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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
Posted in DAC, IP, SoC, SoC Realization, System Realization, Texas instruments Tagged ARM, Armada, Design Compiler, Marvell, Nvidia, OMAP, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Tegra Leave a comment
3D Thursday: Lessons learned from the IMEC’s 3D DRAM-on-logic chip design work
I recently covered the groundbreaking WIOMING 3D chip design done by CEA-Imec in conjunction with ST-Ericsson. (See “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. … Continue reading
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
Posted in ARM, Cortex-A9, EDA360, Low Power, Multicore, Silicon Realization, SoC, SoC Realization Tagged A9, ARM, Cortex, Microprocessor Report, Nvidia, Tegra 3 Leave a comment
3D Thursday: TSMC’s 3D plans and the word on 3D from Xilinx, Nvidia, IMEC, and STATS ChipPAC
For another take on last month’s RTI 3D conference held in Burlingame, CA, see Dr. Phil Garrou’s blog on the ElectroIQ site. Click here. For previous EDA360 Insider coverage of this event, see “3D Week: Wide I/O SDRAM, Network on … Continue reading
Posted in 3D, EDA360, Silicon Realization, SoC Realization, System Realization, TSMC Tagged Imec, Nvidia, STATS ChipPAC, TSMC, Xilinx Leave a comment
What can 20MW Exascale computers teach us about SoC Realization?
I regularly write about Deepak Sekar’s blogs and his latest entry about a talk given by NVIDIA’s Chief Scientist Bill Dally is causing me to quote from Sekar’s blog once again. Sekar is MonolithIC 3D’s Chief Scientist, so I suppose … Continue reading
Posted in ARM, Cortex-A7, EDA360, SoC, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged Bill Dally, Exascale computing, Moore's law, Multi-core processor, Nvidia, Sekar 2 Comments
How about a quick and easy guide to ARM Cortex processor cores? Got one for you from ARM TechCon 2011
I met with Nandan Nayampally, Director of CPU Product Marketing for the Processor Division at ARM, at ARM TechCon 2011 last week and asked him for a short-form way of understanding the three major classes of 32-bit ARM Cortex processor … Continue reading
Posted in ARM, Cortex-A15, Cortex-A7, Cortex-A9, Silicon Realization, SoC, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged ARM Cortex, FPGA, Nvidia, Snapdragon, SPEAr1300, ST Microelectronics Leave a comment
ARM drops Cortex-A7 core on unsuspecting market, devastates low-power SoC and application-processor landscapes. What’s it all mean?
ARM has just announced the ARM Cortex-A7 processor core for SoC designers and the low-power landscape will never be the same again. Why? Because the Cortex-A7 core implemented in a 28nm process technology is reportedly one fifth the size of … Continue reading
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
Posted in Android, ARM, Cortex-A15, Ecosystem, EDA360, IP, Silicon Realization, SoC, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged ARM architecture, Broadcom, Cortex-A15, Cortex-A5, Cortex-A8, Cortex-A9, Nvidia, Samsung, ST Ericsson, TechCon, Texas Instruments Leave a comment
Have you considered the Android factor in multi-core SoC processor management?
Ryan Whitwam over at Extremetech.com has just published an interesting article comparing the system-level power-management approaches taken by the Nvidia Tegra 3 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 ARM-based multicore SoCs. Both of those products have been discussed here at the EDA360 … Continue reading
Posted in Android, ARM, EDA360, Firmware, Silicon Realization, SoC, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged Android, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Tegra Leave a comment
Qualcomm reveals more Snapdragon 4 SoC details in a White Paper. Want to know what’s inside?
As I reported by the EDA360 Insider more than two months ago—see “Qualcomm renames existing ARM-based Snapdragon mobile application processors and provides future roadmap”—Qualcomm has been discussing the 28nm version of its Snapdragon mobile SoC, called the Snapdragon 4. Now … Continue reading
Posted in 28nm, ARM, EDA360, Silicon Realization, SoC, SoC Realization Tagged GPU, Graphics processing unit, Krait, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Wi-Fi 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
Friday Video: Why do you need four ARM Cortex-A9 processor cores in a mobile processor SoC?
Earlier this week, I wrote about the phantom ARM Cortex-A9 in the upcoming Kal-El Tegra mobile processor IC from NVIDIA. (See “Processor Wars: NVIDIA reveals a phantom fifth ARM Cortex-A9 processor core in Kal-El mobile processor IC. Guess why it’s … Continue reading
Posted in Android, Apps, ARM, EDA360, Honeycomb, Silicon Realization, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore, Nvidia, Tegra Leave a comment
Processor Wars: NVIDIA reveals a phantom fifth ARM Cortex-A9 processor core in Kal-El mobile processor IC. Guess why it’s there?
NVIDIA has extended the path to many-core design by publishing a White Paper that reveals the existence of a fifth ARM Cortex-A9 processor core in the company’s previously discussed Kal-El mobile processor. This fifth processor core implements what the company … Continue reading
Posted in Android, ARM, EDA360, Honeycomb, IP, Low Power, Silicon Realization, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged Dennard Scaling, DVFS, Kal-El, Moore's law, Nvidia Leave a comment
Friday Video: Webinar of NVIDIA GPU talk now online
A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog entry on Michael Shebanow’s GPU talk given to the local IEEE Computer at Cadence. (See “What would you do with a 23,000-simultaneous-thread school of piranha?…asks NVIDIA.”) Now, you can watch the recorded … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, System Realization Tagged GPU, Nvidia 2 Comments
What would you do with a 23,000-simultaneous-thread school of piranha?…asks NVIDIA
Last night, Michael Shebanow took members of the local IEEE Computer Society deep into the world of graphics processing and graphics processing units (GPUs). Over an hour and a half, he revealed some interesting and surprising facets to the topic. … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, Silicon Realization, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged AMD, DDR, Fermi, GDDR5, Nvidia Leave a comment
Which semiconductor vendors are the top four IC design companies and why? (According to Gary Smith)
Gary Smith, probably the best-known EDA analyst in the country, has just published his top-4 list of IC design houses marketing semiconductors. Here’s the short version with brief explanations. (For the whole megillah, see his free report.) NVIDIA—Best vision of … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, Silicon Realization, SoC Realization Tagged Broadcom, Nvidia, Samsung, STMicro Leave a comment
Learn the secrets of taming the GPU—free—next Tuesday, September 13
Next Tuesday evening in San Jose, Michael Shebanow will give a talk titled “GPU computing: Taming a 23,000 Thread Beast!” Shebanow is a principal research scientist at NVIDIA and he’s got a lot of processor architectures under his belt—the 32-bit … Continue reading
Posted in EDA360, Silicon Realization, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged Fermi, GPU, IEEE, Nvidia, Tesla 2 Comments
So soon? Lenovo announces ARM- and x86-based tablets. An early skirmish in the war for PC processor sockets?
For the last two days, I’ve written about the ramifications of the IHS iSuppli report on ARM processor penetration into the PC market. (See “IHS iSuppli predicts that ARM CPUs will grab nearly 25% of the PC market by the … Continue reading
Posted in ARM, EDA360, Silicon Realization, SoC Realization, System Realization Tagged Android, Android Market, IdeaPad, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft Windows, Nvidia, Nvidia Tegra, ThinkPad Leave a comment
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’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
Who was the big winner at this week’s Mobile World Congress? That would be ARM, wouldn’t it?
Among the big pile of announcements at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, these announcements stand out: Broadcom takes one of everything. ElectronicsWeekly.com reports that Broadcom has licensed every ARM processor core from the flagship multiprocessor Cortex-A15 through the … Continue reading
Posted in ARM, EDA360 Tagged Broadcom, Mobile World Congress, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments Leave a comment