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05/02/16 Custom System on Chip (SoC) devices are becoming a cost-effective alternative to the traditional discrete IC board designs. ARM provides the DesignStart portal on its website, offering free of charge access to semiconductor IP for the design of custom SoCs, with low-cost licensing for the commercialization phase. IP includes the ARM® Cortex®-M0 processor and ARM Artisan® Physical IP solutions optimized for fabrication processes at leading silicon foundries.0
05/02/16 Makers can choose from multiple development platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT), many of which feature processors based on ARM® design cores. Mark Woods, ARM’s Applications Architect and Maker, discusses how the average maker, regardless of whether they’ve a degree in electrical engineering or not, can get started on a project.0
05/02/16 As shipments of wearable devices continue to rise, smartwatches have evolved to be one of the most popular devices in this sector. To make the most of a projected 42.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) developers are examining what qualities will be needed to drive adoption....0
04/28/16 Compressor-less cooling can increase energy efficiency as well as saving upfront hardware costs. When...0
04/28/16 The 2-wire I2C bus is an incredibly useful way to add all kinds of low-speed I/O besides I2C...0
04/28/16 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) and Broadcom Limited (Nasdaq: AVGO) today announced...0
04/27/16 As multicore use widens, knowing when to forge fresh architectural alliances is key. The...0
04/25/16 Highlights from SPIE Photonics, Accellera’s DVCon and Automotive panels focus on semiconductor's changing role in emerging markets....0
Hannover Messe: VersaSense presents MicroPnP: the world's first plug-and-play Internet of Things platform based on SmartMesh IP from Linear Technology 04/25/16
Free Software from STMicroelectronics Simplifies Detection of Human Activity on Mobile and Wearable Devices 04/07/16
Low-Power Electric Motors Can Now Dissipate Even Less Power with New Intelligent Power Modules from STMicroelectronics 03/14/16
Highlights from SPIE Photonics, Accellera’s DVCon and Automotive panels focus on semiconductor's changing...
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Blog Post: DC/DC converter datasheets - Calculating system losses / (TI E2E Community)
Welcome back to the DC/DC converter datasheets blog series. In this final installment, I will discuss DC/DC regulator component conduction losses. Conduction losses are a result of device parasitic resistances impeding the DC current flow in a DC/DC converter. These losses are in direct relationship with the duty cycle....
Open Source Elections System: Update from City & County of San Francisco, California USA / (Open Source Initiative blogs)
The OSI has has voiced our support to recent efforts by the City and County of San Francisco's Department of Elections to develop an open source voting system. The following is an update provided to the OSI from Commissioner and Vice President of the Elections Commission, Chris Jerdonek. A lot has happened this past month...
Republican Attitudes on Climate Change Thaw / (Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories)
Though politicians are increasingly willing to admit the planet is warming, they’re still reluctant to fund clean energy R&D....
Cadence and Hardent demonstrate high resolution display interface for Automotive / (Steven Brown's Blog)
At Cadence we aim to enable our customers’ need to reduce their own design time and effort. That’s why we have worked closely with Hardent to develop a proven and integrated solution for MIPI Display Serial Interface and VESA Display Stream Compression IP. It provides visually lossless compression that reduces bandwidth...
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LPDDR4 offers huge bandwidth in a physically small PCB area and volume; up to 25.6 GByte/s of bandwidth at a 3,200 Mbps data rate from a single 15mmx15mm LPDDR4 package when two dies are packaged together. LPDDR4 builds on the success of LPDDR2 and LPDDR3 by adding new features and introducing a major architectural change. This white paper discusses why designers are selecting LPDDR4, how to handle 2-die and 4-die packages with multi-channel connections, the advantages of sharing channels through system-on-chip (SoC) partitioning, and how to optimize channels for the lowest power consumption.
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