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2006-10-11 Soft processor delivers 50MFLOPS for Virtex-5 FPGAs
Xilinx has released version 5.00 of the MicroBlaze soft processor that extends floating point performance of 65nm Virtex-5 FPGAs to 50MFLOPS, a 50 percent improvement over previous versions.
2008-11-13 Sharc DSPs boost memory capacity
Analog Devices has announced the ADSP-2164x, the fourth-generation of its Sharc floating-point DSPs, offering two times performance boost over earlier Sharc DSP and a 60 percent increase in on-chip memory capacity.
2002-11-04 Real-time data acquisition module integrates TI DSP
The DT9841 Fulcrum II Series of data acquisition modules combine TI's floating-point DSP with the speed of two 24-bit sigma-delta ADC and DAC.
2010-11-22 Nvidia GPU to power exascale computer
Nvidia is developing a thousand-core graphics chip with each core capable of handling four double precision floating-point operations per clock cycle--the equivalent of 10 teraflops on a chip.
2012-02-27 MCUs support ARM's software interface standard
TI's Stellaris MCUs are enhanced by ARM's CMSIS libraries by simplifying implementation of floating point, single instruction multiple data and DSP operations.
2008-09-19 M2C-accelerator facilitates model-based design
As application complexity increases, simulation performance requires acceleration. The M2C accelerator extends the Xilinx AccelDSP MBD solution by converting floating-point Matlab to fixed-point C++ for accelerated MBD verification eliminating a potential bottleneck.
2008-02-05 Kits speed up DSP-based motor control design
Technosoft's new family of DSP motor control kits based on the TMS320F28335 floating-point DSC offer a wide range of tools for the design of DSP-based motor control applications.
2013-04-17 KeyStone multi-core DSPs implement H.265
Aimed to deliver differentiated real-time video infrastructure solutions, TI's C6678 touts eight 1.25GHz DSP cores that offer 320 GMACs and 160 GFLOPs of combined fixed and floating-point performance.
2007-10-16 Keeping up with complex intellectual property
The verification of IP cores continues to become more complex and time-consuming, especially for processor cores such as CPUs, floating-point units and DSPs. The challenge is to design and verify a new embedded vector processor with significant enhancements over its predecessor.
2001-05-01 How TMS320 tools interact with the TMS320C32's enhanced memory interface
This application note describes how to use the TMS320 floating-point DSP optimizing C compiler and assembly language tools with the variable memory width and data sizes supported by the TMS320C32's enhanced memory interface.
2013-07-18 Hi-rel Qorivva microcontrollers for aerospace applications
The PC5674F is based on a Power Architecture e200z7 core that runs up to 264MHz and embeds advanced features such as a Single Instruction Multiple Data capable Floating Point Unit.
2010-08-30 Free Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 BSPs for OMAP / Sitara devices
Texas Instruments has announced the availability of Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 board support packages for OMAP-L1x floating-point DSP+ARM9 processors, Sitara AM1x ARM9 microprocessor units (MPUs) and associated evaluation modules.
2008-11-07 Dual-core MCUs meet automotive safety standards
Texas Instruments Inc. has launched what it claims to be the first ARM Cortex-R4F processor-based floating point, lock step dual-core automotive MCU.
2011-09-15 DSP design allows complex FPGA algorithm implementation
Altera has demonstrated its highly efficient model-based floating-point DSP design flow, which, according to BDTI, is capable of handling complex DSP algorithms on FPGA.
2009-06-30 DSP brings audio recording studio in notebooks
Analog Devices Inc.'s Sharc floating-point DSP has enabled a laptop computer to pack an audio recording studio.
2002-03-11 doubleBW FFT processor performs 1,000 FFTs in 105s
Claimed to be the world's fastest stand-alone full-floating point Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) processor, doubleBW's PowerFFT processor performs 1,000 complex-point FFTs in 10?s, including windowing and 100MSPS sustained throughput.
2007-01-10 Devt platform eases MCU USB interface design
FTDI's DLP-VLOG provides a complete reference design on which to base new Vinculum development as well as being a starting point for similar logging applications
2010-12-21 CMSIS 2.0 with DSP Library for Cortex announced
Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 processor-based systems benefit from CMSIS. Instruction extensions boost execution speed by a factor of 2 for fixed-point and a factor of 10 for floating-point DSP algorithms.
2013-10-18 CEVA enlists ARM to develop DSP core for wireless networks
The CEVA-XC4500 includes a base band-dedicated ISA and an IEEE-compliant floating point support on full vector elements delivering up to 40GFLOPs performance.
2007-03-05 AMD's quad-core entry trumps rival
Advanced Micro Devices upcoming Barcelona processor will sport floating-point performance 42 percent higher than Intel's current top-of-the line CPU, the Xeon X5355, also known as Clovertown.
2007-11-12 AMD tips stream processor, SDK for HPC market
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has launched a stream processor with double precision floating point technology, the first of its kind.
2007-04-25 AMD boosts Barcelona integer performance
New benchmarks show AMD's Barcelona processor will have up to a 50-percent advantage in floating point performance and 20 percent in integer performance over Intel's high-end quad-core chip running at the same frequency, according to a statement from AMD.
2003-06-05 Altera FPGAs execute FFT operations
New cores from Altera Corp. configure programmable logic to perform floating-point DSP operations, allowing FFT operations to be executed.
2001-09-25 A snapshot: data movement power of the SHARC
This application note describes the ability of the SHARC DSP to balance on/off chip data movement with processing (integer or floating point) performance.
2009-10-06 512-core graphics chip supports real-time ray tracing
Nvidia Corp. previewed its next-generation graphics processor, a three-billion transistor chip codenamed Fermi, packing 512 cores and claiming advances in floating point and memory architecture.
2014-09-30 32bit MCU series integrates ARM Cortex M7 core
The STM32 F7 series operates at frequencies up to 200MHz and uses a 6-stage superscalar pipeline and floating point unit (FPU) to produce up to 1000 CoreMarks, without impacting power efficiency.
2010-02-10 Tiny regulators provide 15 pin-programmable outputs
Semtech has released a 500mA synchronous step-down (buck) regulator with the tiny size and output flexibility needed for low voltage point-of-load regulation, as well as mobile device applications
2016-01-19 Sensors intelligently clear sea water of chemical pollutants
The sensors are embedded in small floating devices and are based on sophisticated algorithms, made up of several wireless nodes that move independently through the spill in search of its outer limits
2013-02-11 Memory test tip: Alternative NVM options (Part 1)
Learn about the search for alternative NVM technologies caused by the growing concern that floating-gate flash memory would soon no longer be able to satisfy the requirements
2014-07-17 Exploring next-gen CMOS: Moving towards application
An Imec fellow is looking at many ideas floating around CMOS that can be tested and tried out, and see if they can be put to use and if a technology can be built from them
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