Tag Archives: STMicroelectronics

Would you like a guide to several new microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M series of processor cores?

Alban Rampon has just published a guide to many new developments surrounding the ARM Cortex-M series of microcontroller cores. The guide includes a discussion of Freescale Kinetis L microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ core; discussions of microcontrollers based on … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in ARM, Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4, Silicon Realization, System Realization | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ARM, Cortex-M4, SoC, SoC Realization | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Layout Dependent Effects in Advanced Nodes: Boo! Are you scared yet? FREE DAC Seminar helps calm the nerves

You can change transistor threshold voltages on advanced-node designs just by placing them too near something else. (Scholarly paper with detailed analysis here.) You can solve this problem with overdesign but there are better ways. Layout-dependent effects and smart ways … Continue reading

Posted in EDA360, Silicon Realization | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

GSA Silicon Summit to highlight cutting-edge IC technologies: 3D IC assembly, FinFETs, and SOI. April 26, Silicon Valley

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is sponsoring a half-day event that will drill down into three of the leading-edge IC manufacturing technologies of the coming decade: 3D (and 2.5D) IC assembly, FinFETs (or Tri-gate FETs), and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2.5D, 20nm, 28nm, 32nm, 3D, EDA360, FDSOI, Silicon Realization, SoC, SoC Realization | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Experimental , ultra-low-power 1.2V, 65nm SoC from ST and MIT operates at 82.5MHz (!) maximum, 540KHz at 0.54V

Last week, ST Microelectronics and MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratory announced the development of a low-power 65nm SoC that operates an on-chip microprocessor core at supply voltages as low as 0.54V and the on-chip SRAM with supply voltages as low as … Continue reading

Posted in 65nm, EDA360, Low Power, Silicon Realization, SoC, SoC Realization | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ingenious architectural features allow ST to extract maximum performance from new microcontroller family based on ARM Cortex-M4. Cost: less than 6 bucks in 1000s

Today, ST Microelectronics introduced a new family of STM32 F4 microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M4 microprocessor IP core. The Cortex-M4 core incorporates several DSP-specific extensions to the ARM Cortex-M architecture including single-cycle 16/32-bit MAC and dual-16-bit MAC instructions, 8- … Continue reading

Posted in ARM, EDA360, SoC Realization, System Realization | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Microprocessor Report publishes extremely interesting comparison of STMicroelectronics SPEAr-1300 and Xilinx Zynq ARM-based, dual core application processors

Last month, STMicroelectronics introduced the latest in its line of SPEAr (Structured Processor Enhanced Architecture) application processors and Microprocessor Report has just published a very interesting article about the new products (paid subscription required). The SPEAr-1300 series is based on … Continue reading

Posted in ARM, EDA360, Silicon Realization, SoC Realization, System Realization | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ARM, EDA360, Silicon Realization, SoC Realization, System Realization | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What can you do in 20nm? Now? Today? Find out at DAC. Monday. Lunch included. Free.

OK. Here’s the deal. Cadence wants you to know about the true bleeding edge in Silicon Realization. The ASIC/SoC silicon frontier’s at 20nm. FYI: 28nm is already a day late and a process node short (thanks Richard G!). Want to … Continue reading

Posted in ARM, DAC, EDA360, Silicon Realization | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

ARM’s Cortex-A15: A big step up for the ARM processor architecture. Targeting 32nm and 28nm technology nodes.

Earlier this week Cadence announced that it worked with ARM to develop an implementation methodology for the recently announced, high-end ARM Cortex-A15 processor core, code-named Eagle. The ARM Cortex-A15 processor core has an expanded 40-bit (1Tbyte) memory address space (called … Continue reading

Posted in Apps, ARM, EDA360, System Realization | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment