Who Controls the Power?

Open Power Foundation Aims to Make PowerPC More Plentiful

by Jim Turley

Once upon a time, there were many little RISC processors frolicking in the deep green microprocessor forest. There was the jaunty little ARM. The bright little SPARC. The mighty little MIPS. The aristocratic little PowerPC. And so many others. They all played and laughed and had ever such a good time.

Then, one by one, the happy little RISC processors started disappearing. Were they gobbled up by the big, bad CISC processor that lurked in the woods? Did they cross over the Wheatstone Bridge and into another land? Or did they just get lost in the tall grass, wandering aimlessly until their mommies and daddies forgot about them?  Read More


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Tektronix Showcases New and Enhanced Optical Test Solutions at ECOC 2014

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Agilent Technologies Hosts 5G Test Summit at FuTURE MOBILE COMMUNICATION FORUM

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Off to the Android Races

Posted on 07/24/14 at 9:23 AM by EEMBCpres

Hi. One quick comment pertaining to your sentence "Since the idea is to benchmark the platform, not the program, doubling up on optimized and non-optimized code makes sense."
EEMBC uses the terms peak and base, respectively, to refer to the CPU portion o…

Improved FPGA Tool Results

Posted on 07/23/14 at 8:38 PM by JohnSwan

JohnSwan
Fresh approach. They're exploring the constraint space in the cloud.

8-bit pixel sunglasses implore everyone around you to deal with it

Posted on 07/22/14 at 8:24 PM by SteveNordquis4

SteveNordquis4
It's Season 1 of CSI:Miami, surely; but the Poor Taste Conference cred. is surely the monopsony behind the production run.

An Irregular Street Scene

Posted on 07/21/14 at 9:45 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
How do you see the pros and cons of plasma dicing?

FPGAs in the IoT

Posted on 07/17/14 at 9:44 AM by mwipliez

mwipliez
"One of the challenges of bringing FPGAs to markets where software-programmable solutions like MCUs have traditionally ruled is bringing the design team up to speed with creating FPGA designs"

I think the challenge to replace MCUs by FPGAs is simply th…

Who Uses Power-Over-Ethernet?

Posted on 07/16/14 at 3:44 PM by PoE

PoE
With the new Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard under discussion (IEEE802.3bt), I believe the industry is about to witness a boom in new PoE applications such as lighting, thin/virtual clients and industrial controls. Texas Instruments is discussing this…

Black Helicopters & Foil Hats

Posted on 07/16/14 at 8:55 AM by alexanderstohrh

quite credible reports do certainly exist. they are dealing with projects that were known to be doomed at a certain point in time but the setup was not unveiled to the general project staff until a certain decision point was reached. knowing all options a…

FPGAs in the IoT

Posted on 07/15/14 at 5:40 PM by kevin

kevin
What do you think of Lattice's iCE40 Ultra series? Are FPGAs truly game-changers in the mobile and wearable market?

And Then There Was One

Posted on 07/15/14 at 10:38 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
Where do you see the sensor fusion market going?

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