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Operating system, or simply OS, pertains to the computer's master control program. It is a collection of software, firmware and hardware elements that controls the execution of computer programs.
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2002-04-19 Actel ships 72,000-gate FPGA
Actel Corp. has shipped its 72,000-gate RT54SX72S antifuse FPGA designed for use in radiation-intensive applications including low-Earth orbiting satellites and deep space probes.
2003-03-28 Actel offers ProASIC Plus FPGA starter kit
Actel Corp. has announced the availability of a low-cost starter kit for its Flash-based reprogrammable ProASIC Plus FPGA devices.
2005-08-24 Actel offers new starter kit for A3P250 FPGA
Actel announced the availability of the ProASIC3 starter kit and the sampling of its 250K-gate A3P250 FPGA.
2003-10-31 Actel FPGAs suit military apps
Actel Corp. has announced that its non-volatile Axcelerator family of FPGA devices has been qualified to military specifications.
2004-02-17 Actel FPGA offers inherent SEL immunity
Actel has expanded its family of FPGAs with the release of the 250,000-gate RTAX250S device.
2002-07-09 Actel FPGA family delivers >500MHz operation
Actel Corp. has launched its Axcelerator family of FPGAs that range from 125,000 to 2 million system gates, delivering >500MHz operation and up to 100 percent resource utilization.
2005-01-27 Actel announces 'world's lowest cost FPGAs'
Actel's third-generation flash-based programmable logic solutions are touted by the company to be the world's lowest cost FPGAs.
2006-03-17 ACT/Technico claims first removable PMC storage solution
ACT/Technico introduced a PMC storage solution that enables the removal of data without requiring removal of the host board.
2009-01-28 Acquisition spawns company focusing on software
Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) will expand its software capabilities as it acquired Comneon's software development center in Linz, Austria from parent company Infineon Technologies AG. The acquisition, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2009, marked the formation of a new company, FME Embedded Solutions GmbH in Austria.
2009-03-11 Acquisition gives Microchip compiler expertise
Microchip Technology Inc. has acquired Hi-Tech Software, which has been a premier third-party provider of C compilers for Microchip's 8-, 16- and 32bit PIC MCUs and dsPIC digital signal controllers for over a decade.
2002-05-29 Acqiris offers PCI digitizer cards with 1GHz bandwidth
The DP214 digitizer card from Acqiris SA is claimed to be first PCI-based digitizer card to use SiGe technology for the acquisition of ultrafast signals with up to 1GHz analog bandwidth.
2002-06-13 Acqiris digitzer cards offer single-, dual-channel data acquisition
Acqiris SA has announced the release of two PCI digitzer cards that feature channel multiplexing capability, allowing users to select between dual- or single-channel data acquisition modes.
2009-10-19 Acer sets sight on No. 2 spot in PC market
There will only be four to five players in the PC market in a few years and consolidation will continue until there is an even bigger shakeout, according to Acer CEO and president Gianfranco Lanci.
2009-12-10 Acer nabs No. 2 spot in PC market
Acer Inc. of Taiwan in the Q3 09 rose to second place in the worldwide PC business, up from third place during the previous quarter.
2012-11-05 Acer delays Win RT tablets, will watch how Surface performs
Acer initially had plans to launch Windows RT tablets with ARM-based chips early next year. The company will now wait and see how the Surface tablet does on the market.
2012-08-21 Accelerometers promise low-power, compact design
Freescale's Xtrinsic MMA8652FC 12bit and MMA8653FC 10bit accelerometers target power- and space-constrained mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, and health care applications.
2005-06-27 Accelerated Technology burnishes Nucleus development suite
Version 1.1 of Accelerated Technology's Nucleus EDGE, an Eclipse-based development environment, touts new features such as extended kernel awareness, a debug channel, and closer integration with Nucleus UML suite and profiler software.
2006-09-14 Accelerate embedded system design with NI's LabVIEW platform
As the pressure to get products to market faster continues to increase, embedded systems are growing more sophisticated and complex.
2014-11-20 AC servo sol'n boosts productivity in industrial apps
The RZ/T1 from Renesas is built around the ARM Cortex-R4F core operating at up to 600MHz and are configured with two regions of tightly coupled memory, which is linked directly to the CPU core.
2008-10-15 ABI: Ultramobile device market to hit $27B in 2013
ABI Research principal analyst Philip Solis forecasts that total revenues earned by vendors in the UMD market will increase from $3.5 billion in 2008 to nearly $27 billion in 2013.
2015-11-13 A9: Story of Apple's design ambitions
The A9 is really a story within a story. On a basic level it is a story of a sixth generation AP that is fabricated in a FinFET process. It is also a bigger story of Apple semiconductor design ambitions.
2010-09-06 A4 microprocessor gets inside AppleTV, iPod Touch
Apple announced it is using the A4 in the latest iPod Touch and its re-launched AppleTV product in addition to its current use in the iPad and iPhone 4.
2015-11-12 A*STAR set-ups high density, low-cost packaging consortium
Together with industry partners, A*STAR's IME has set-up a high-density FOWLP consortium to extend FOWLP capabilities for applications such as smartphones, tablets, navigation tools and gaming consoles.
2012-12-04 A*STAR embeds speaker verification tech in Lenovo smartphone
A*STAR and Baidu develop technology that unlocks smartphones with user's voice.
2003-11-03 A security program based on technology
Security is a process best described as both an art and a science. The science is what an organization can plan for; the art is how an organization responds to what it did not plan for.
2008-08-18 A second look at microkernels
Microkernels were popular in the 1980s. However, their proponents promised much and delivered little. In 1993 it was demonstrated that the performance problems weren't inherent in the microkernel concept. Today, the reduction in TCB size is the real advantage of microkernels: small size implies fewer bugs and hence, increased security and safety.
2011-10-12 A practical way of inspecting IP quality
Find out how to set up a process which can give you solid incoming IP quality inspectiona process that quite likely finds potential problems you may not have checked before, all with a minimum of overhead both in maintenance and in cycle time.
2008-05-26 A detailed guide to powering the TigerSHARC processors
This application note from Analog Devices discusses the voltage regulators/switchers that are suitable for processors running at 600MHz.
2006-11-08 90nm structured ASICs out to replace FPGAs
Seeking to displace FPGAs and other chip technologies in the marketplace, eASIC Corp. came out of its shell with a bang by unveiling a new 90nm structured ASIC line.
2013-05-17 8bit PIC microcontroller expanded for intelligent analogue needs
Featuring a complementary output generator, the PIC16F75X line of 8bit microcontrollers increases overall system capabilities while reducing cost.
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