Tag Archives: Snapdragon

Daniel Nenni at SemiWiki publishes a [very] brief history of the SoC

Daniel Nenni has just posted a very brief history of the SoC, with heavy emphasis on SoCs for mobile products. The emphasis is probably warranted because mobile designs really have driven SoC design for the past decade. One of the … 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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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

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ExtremeTech.com provides some lessons to be learned from the Google Nexus One smartphone’s system-level design and Android 4.0—Ice Cream Sandwich

Ryan Whitwam at ExtremeTech.com has written another insightful article on System Realization as it relates to the Google Nexus One smartphone’s supposed inability to run Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), the latest and soon-to-be-introduced version of the Google Android OS. As … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Qualcomm renames existing ARM-based Snapdragon mobile application processors and provides future roadmap

Several articles on the Web today are discussing some new name changes to the Qualcomm line of Snapdragon mobile application processors to clarify the differences in the choices and to show a bit of the family’s future roadmap. Qualcomm now … Continue reading

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