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What is a microprocessor?
A programmable digital electronic component that incorporates the functions of a central processing unit (CPU) on a single semiconducting IC.
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2005-11-10 Voltage regulator optimized for low-voltage microprocessors
Micrel Semiconductor's MIC49500 is an ultra-high-bandwidth, low-dropout, 5A voltage regulator for powering core voltages of low-voltage microprocessors
2002-02-21 Toshiba, MIPS codevelop RISC-based microprocessors
Toshiba Corp. and MIPS Technologies Inc. will jointly develop a next generation 64-bit microprocessor (TX-99) based on a MIPS core called Amethyst.
2002-11-28 TI module powers DSPs, microprocessors
Texas Instrument's PT6714 switching regulator delivers 1V, 13A while operating from a 3.3V input bus.
2003-07-16 Scalable power management for tomorrow's microprocessors
Tomorrow's microprocessors will demand robust dc-dc power management solutions that combine the best in technology with the best in design techniques.
2004-06-21 Powering high-performance ASICs and microprocessors
This app note shows that dc/dc converters effectively power ASICs and microprocessors that require 1V to 1.5V at 100A or more.
2005-06-14 Powering Celeron-type microprocessors using TI's TPS5210 and TPS5211 controllers
This app note discusses Celeron-type microprocessors using TI's TPS5210 and TPS5211 controllers.
1999-10-27 Power management modes in the VR4100 family of 64bit MIPS RISC microprocessors
The VR4101, VR4102, and VR4111 devices, members of the VR4100 family of 64bit MIPS RISC microprocessors, have four power modes: full speed, standby, suspend, and hibernate. Executing a STANDBY, SUSPEND, or HIBERNATE instruction switches from full-speed mode; generating an interrupt or performing reset switches back to full-speed mode.
2007-08-15 POL modules suit next-gen DSP, microprocessors
The wide input range and fast transient response of Ericsson Power Modules' POL devices make them suitable for DSP and microprocessors that demand such performance levels.
2003-10-30 PMC-Sierra microprocessors operate at under 7W
PMC-Sierra Inc. has released its RM9000x1GL family of 1GHz 64-bit MIPS-based microprocessors that consists of the RM9120, RM9122, and RM9124.
2016-01-04 Optoelectronic microprocessors promise lower power usage
Researchers at MIT, University of California at Berkeley and University of Colorado produced a working optoelectronic microprocessor that computes electronically but uses light to move information.
2005-10-04 NI upgrades LabVIEW platform to target microprocessors
National Instruments announced LabVIEW 8, an upgrade to its LabVIEW graphical development platform that promises to improve the productivity of engineers and scientists in design, control and test.
2000-05-11 MPC603e and EC603e RISC microprocessors user's manual
This application note defines the functionality of the PowerPC 603 and PowerPC 603e microprocessors for use by software and hardware developers.
2002-07-02 Motorola microprocessors certified Palm 0S 5 compatible
The DragonBall MX1 microprocessor of Motorola Inc. has been certified for PalmSource Inc.'s Palm OS 5.
2003-04-29 MIPS microprocessors featured in Windows CE .NET 4.2
MIPS Technologies Inc. has announced that the updated version of the Microsoft Windows CE.NET v4.2, includes support for 32- and 64-bit MIPS-based microprocessors.
2007-03-27 Microprocessors integrate Ethernet controller, USB connectivity
Renesas announced the SH7670 microprocessor series that incorporates Ethernet controller and USB 2.0 capabilities on a single chip, eliminating the need for a dedicated external LAN controller and USB 2.0 LSIs.
2009-12-10 Microprocessors enable up to 40% power savings
The processors are suitable for wireless LAN access points as well as NAS storage systems and media gateways.
2010-03-12 Microprocessors enable flexible digital engines at low cost
ST offers four new SPEAr microprocessors that enable equipment manufacturers to develop complex yet flexible digital engines at a fraction of the time and cost of competing solutions.
2002-02-27 Intel ramps up production of microprocessors on 300mm wafers
Intel Corp. has completed its first production of microprocessors on the 0.13?m process in its 300mm wafer fab in Hillsboro, Oregon.
2007-05-08 Hot and cold: Server market chills, microprocessors on fire
Activities seem to be slowing down for the computer server market, whereas things are on the upswing for microprocessors.
2007-09-26 Freescale intros 12 ColdFire microprocessors for Linux
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a ColdFire microprocessor family designed to enable low-power, high-performance embedded systems running the Linux OS.
2001-08-01 Ensuring signal integrity in microprocessors and memory
TDR and frequency domain analysis can solve design problems regarding reflections, crosstalk and signal losses in memory systems.
2006-07-26 Device digitizes analog signals for digital microprocessors
Microsemi has developed an SMBus to analog interface device that digitizes analog signals for use with digital microprocessors.
2005-02-18 Crossware announces support for Freescale microprocessors
Crossware enhanced its ColdFire Development Suite by adding support for Freescale Semiconductor's MCF547x and MCF548x ColdFire microprocessors.
2006-09-19 cPCI SBCs run on next-gen Freescale microprocessors
Aitech's C901 SBC, and the low-power C901L version, feature next-generation Freescale Semiconductor 7448 PowerPC microprocessors.
2002-06-27 Chartered gains access to ARM cores, microprocessors
Chartered Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd has joined the ARM Foundry Program, ARM's business model that enables OEMs in emerging markets to gain access to ARM processor technology for advanced SoC solutions.
2011-11-04 ARM microprocessors keep power level low at 7mW
The Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessors boast 3D interactive touch screens, higher resolution displays and faster performance.
2009-04-24 40W microprocessors run up to 2.3GHz
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has released the EE series of microprocessors that consume 40W maximum on typical workloads while running at data rates up to 2.3 GHz.
2010-08-12 2015: 32 Sparc microprocessors on a single chip?
Sparc microprocessors will continue being developed by Oracle, with focus being on chips based on a single core design at a time, with 32 fitting in a single chip by 2015.
2007-09-21 Zilog breaks into 32bit market with Zatara SoC
Zilog is now focusing on newly developed 32bit ARM-secured transaction products for POS applications, particularly the Zatara 32bit SoC designed for high-end applications requiring encryption.
2007-09-25 Virtual world market opens doors for chipmakers
The Internet is gearing to move across virtual worlds of cinematic quality with new forms of entertainment, conducting business, and socializing, providing chipmakers with unprecedented opportunities.
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