Freescale i.MX6 Quad Core at ARM TechCon 2011

Posted by – October 28, 2011

Freescale is showcasing the performance of their Quad Core ARM Cortex-A9 i.MX6 Quad processor.

Latest news from Texas Instruments at ARM TechCon 2011

Posted by – October 27, 2011

The OMAP5 ARM Cortex-A15 processor is taped out, they are about to show impressive samples soon, they will then be tweaking and optimizing it before release in commercial products within about a year. OMAP4 is being launched in the Motorola Razr and in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phones, each more awesome than the other. Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 works awesomely on OMAP4, Honeycomb 3.2 tablets like the Archos 101 G9 are being released now, TI is also looking forward to power products such as Laptops that run Chrome OS, Ubuntu and Windows 8.

TSMC says 28nm is now in volume production

Posted by – October 27, 2011

TSMC plans to make all the way to as small as 7nm processors, they say they have plans to continue overtaking or matching Moore's law for at least 10 more years. TSMC is the worlds largest independent ARM Processor foundry. Here's a video about how TSMC makes the processors of the present and the future, they do them for many of the major ARM chip designers such as Texas Instruments, Nvidia, Qualcomm and others.

Marvell Armada PXA2128 processor in a tablet prototype

Posted by – October 27, 2011

This is the first time that Marvell is showing the PXA2128 in a workable tablet prototype form factor. This is the new high-end processor from Marvell with a 1.2Ghz Dual-core doing the intensive tasks and a slower lower power co-processor doing the basic background tasks, providing a solution that can peak at high performance and go back to low power mode automatically.

ARMv8 is 64bit, look for video interviews soon

Posted by – October 27, 2011

ARM announced the ARM v8 for 64bit computing. I was streaming Mike Muller's keynote on that and I will post the full keynote video later today. I'll try to interview ARM representatives and journalists now about what that means, check back later for that. Let me know in the comments here which questions I should ask.

Microsemi Smart Fusion Custumizable SoC

Posted by – October 27, 2011

Rajiv Nema, product line manager, describes how Microsemi's Smart Fusion works, to combined the ARM Cortex-M3 with FPGA to provide for customizable system on chip.

Mentor Graphics at ARM TechCon 2011

Posted by – October 27, 2011

Mentor Graphics is one of the major EDA providers of the ARM industry. At their booth they are showing some impressive 3D graphical user interfaces that they say is easy and cheap to implement on ARM Powered devices to make them more appealing and to differentiate in the UI design, and they are also showing an auto-balancing lego robot built using Texas Instruments Sitara microcontrollers and the nucleus real-time software.

Ubuntu at ARM TechCon 2011

Posted by – October 27, 2011

They are showing Ubuntu 11.10 running on the Toshiba AC100, and Ubuntu 11.10 Server Edition running on the OMAP4 Pandaboard.

Infoworld: Intel lost the tablet war, desktop/server is next

Posted by – October 27, 2011

Here's an article by Bill Snyder on Infoworld.com about how ARM is winning the battles against Intel in smartphones and tablets and may also win it for the desktop: http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/intel-lost-the-tablet-war-the-desktop-next-177234

Live video stream from ARM TechCon

Posted by – October 27, 2011

ARM CTO Mike Muller keynote starts now.