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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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Playing poker with applications processors: Can two ARM Cortex-A15 cores beat four ARM Cortex-A9 cores?

One maxim in the multicore biz is that more (processor cores) is better. Is that really true? All the time? “No” says Texas Instruments. In connection with this weeks (MWC) Mobile World Congress neing held in Barcelona, Texas instruments has … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Dave Jones’ Amazon Kindle Fire teardown reveals several System Realization secrets

Everyone enjoys a good product teardown and no one does them better than Dave Jones, who publishes the EEVBlog. This week, Dave tore into the new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet and reveals a few juicy tidbits from its system design. … Continue reading

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What’s unique about the new $199 Android-based Amazon Kindle Fire tablet?

Is it the toughened Gorilla-Glass screen? Nope. Is it the dual-core processor? Nope. Is it the “cloud-accelerated” Amazon Silk browser? Nope. Is it the 8-hour battery life? Certainly not. Is it the unified email inbox? Getting warmer. Is it the … Continue reading

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Friday video: OMAP 5 and the future of user interfaces. Are you ready for your closeup, Mr. Cruise?

Earlier this week, TI introduced its OMAP 5 quad-core platform for mobile multimedia devices. It has four on-chip ARM processor cores, two ARM Cortex-A15 application processors—capable of running at 2GHz each if needed—and two ARM Cortex-M4 cores to handle real-time … Continue reading

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