One of the first topics you stumble over when discussing multicore and performance is Amdahl's law. This law is often used in parallel computing to calculate the theoretical maximum multicore performance. For example, if your code is serial to 50%...
As I look out of the airplane window upon my return from the two day, Linley Carrier Conference in San Jose, with clouds in view, above to the side and below us, I am reminded of my own presentation at this conference: Cloud base stations, Revolution or Evolution?
Being relatively new to the high performance compute market, I thought I might take some time to share some of my observations with others who might also be trying to understand the market and what's going on in this area.
As HD audio and speaker quality continue to evolve, the demand for higher quality audio increases. Audio streaming will compete with other types of media, including HDTV, video streaming and games. To help meet these HD-quality expectations, MPEG Surround enhances the streaming experience.
Murata Electronics North America introduced its new wireless power transmission module at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. The higher power capability of the LXWS Series enables wireless charging systems for
STMicroelectronics is showcasing its latest-generation connected home platform in Las Vegas during the world's largest Consumer Electronics Show.Â
Introduced in February 2011, Intel’s Thunderbolt technology is near its first anniversary. And a successful first year it’s been. Initially adopted by Apple across its PC line, Intel has announced the adoption of the technology by more PC OEMs and PC peripheral makers. On the Windows side, Lenovo has
Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, has today announced the appointment of ZLG as an approved distributor of its ultra low power ARM Cortex based Gecko MCU and EFR4 Draco radio devices in China.Â
At CES 2012, Hillcrest Labs announced several new customers and products that will utilize Hillcrest’s next-generation portfolio of motion control software and products. Companies bringing new products and reference designs to market in 2012 that leverage Hillcrest’s technology will include
Murata Electronics North America expanded what it asserts is the world’s thinnest waterproof piezoelectric speaker product line. The new VSLBG2216E1100-T0 build’s on the company’s earlier waterproof model with enhanced sound quality through
Conexant Systems Inc., a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications, today announced the CX20752 and CX20754 – two low-power, HD audio codecs aimed at delivering high-quality audio for the mobile PC market, including notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets.
Kontron introduced two rugged 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.16 compliant processor boards with 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor technology. The boards are available in two ruggedization levels, the rugged air-cooled Kontron CP6003-RA for installations that
Ramtron International Corporation added the FM25V20, a 2-megabit (Mb) high performance serial F-RAM device to its V-Family of F-RAM products. The FM25V20 features fast access, NoDelay writes, virtually unlimited read/write cycles (1e14), and
Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. announced the launch of its new Defense Solutions business group, the Defense and Aerospace market's largest supplier dedicated to Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and open standards solutions. The new Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) organization, headquartered in Ashburn, VA, integrates the business operations of the Company's former Electronic Systems and Embedded Computing business units.Â
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs), announces the debut of new and exciting SSD solutions. Using the world's most popular technology tradeshow as a platform, OCZ's latest SSDs demonstrate a commitment to advancing flash storage technology into greater realms of performance and versatility, further driving adoption in client and enterprise applications.
This week at International CES 2012, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), will be demonstrating the latest additions to its lineup of flash memory offerings – the TransMemory-EX series of USB flash memory products. The new drives are compliant with the new USB 3.0 standards – known as Super Speed USB. Initial storage capacities include a 32GB model and a 64GB model.
Bosch Sensortec announced the BMG160 digital triaxial gyroscope for smartphone and gaming applications. Asserted to be the world’s smallest triaxial gyroscope, the part features
Taking advantage of Micron's 4Gb DRAM technology, a family of 8GB DDR3 memory modules across the Crucial Ballistix Sport, Tactical, and Elite series provide users with the maximum capacity, performance, and density needed.
TranSwitch Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing consumer electronics and telecommunications markets, introduced its HDwire video interface solution. The Company's HDwire video interface solution offers the industry's fastest video interface, supporting current and next-generation, high-definition (HD) video displays. The ultra-fast HDwire panel interface ensures
TE Connectivity launched the FORGE power drawer connector for high-current and high-voltage power supplies and power distribution systems. This blind-mateable connector, produced from a scalable mold platform, allows users to
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. announced its TINI family of integrated SoCs and codecs for consumer applications. Offering desirable functional integration, these products enable
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces a new series of Class I, Division 2 certified automation computers, the UNO-1100H series, which all have received the Class I, Division 2 (Group A, B, C, D) certification expanding their uses to hazardous locations.
STMicroelectronics has introduced a dual-core gyroscope capable of handling both user-motion recognition and camera image stabilization. The dual-core gyroscope’s design employs separate output paths optimized for the two different functions in a
In this podcast we talk to Brian Kumagai of Toshiba about embedded memory.
ZiiLABS unveiled its 100-core ZMS-40 StemCell Media processor optimized for Android, combining 96 of ZiiLABS' StemCell media processing cores with four 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs.