Compute module and open source I/O board open path to embedded Pi.
The new version of the Raspberry is called the Raspberry Pi Compute Module and is the size of a laptop memory module.
The board is entirely open source. The Raspberry Pi itself is not open source hardware because based on Broadcom ARM processor (the BCM2835) for its computing, graphics processing, and memory.
But Broadcom did recently publish an open source version of its graphics driver code (under BSD license). This is the first semiconductor manufacturer to publish GPU drivers in an open source format. Imagination, any intention of doing so :-)?
Russian media says gov to dump x86, bake own 64-bit ARM Register Russian news outlet Kommersant has reported that the nation's government wants to ditch Intel and AMD processors in favour of a locally-developed ARM effort.
huh, not a bad idea actually.
most states underestimate the power it gives to own nationally cpu design know how
Sensor Platforms, a leading provider of algorithmic sensor software for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, together with ARM, the world’s leading semiconductor intellectual property supplier, announce the introduction of the world’s first open source software for sensor hub applications.
Sensor Platform will provide a software framework open source under an Apache license for use onto ARM's platform. The algorithm for sensor fusion, pedestrian walk count and dead reckoning will be included. The APIs to be compatible with Android KitKat will also be provided. The only question is what is Sensor Platforms business model?
Acquisition strategies don't work for everyone, but chipmaker Xilinx appears to have devised an M&A plan that has paid off.
This is a great high tech and business story at the same time. Xilinx has acquired RocketChips, Triscend, AutoESL Design Technologies: providing a software tool suite to easily program FPGA, Omiino: for optical transport, Sarance Technologies: a leader in MAC technologies, Modelware: for traffic management and packet processing, PetaLogix: to provide Linux solutions for MicroBlaze and PowerPC, Modesat Communications: Modem solution maker for microwaves.
Why is this clever? Because the networking segment where a combination of high speed data path and numerous protocols, packets sizes and shapes have to be dealt with is a great target for programmable logic.
Xilinx has identified this early enough to deploy a step by step M&A strategy which puts the company in the head of the race as a provider for network equipment manufacturers. When visionary high tech and savvy business people make a team, the results can be great.
TechSpot Rumor points to bigger Maxwell GPUs with integrated ARM cores The Tech Report, LLC The rumor mill is buzzing this morning with details about an upcoming graphics card based on Nvidia's Maxwell architecture.
is ARM going to eat the market share of Imagination?
Forbes Brendan Eich resigns as Mozilla Corporation CEO [Updated] Ars Technica Update: When reached for comment, Mozilla declined an offer to either speak on the story or direct Ars Technica directly to Brendan Eich.
Ars Technica Samsung launches “Smart Home” Android app and two compatible appliances Ars Technica Just buy a new refrigerator, install the Android app, and you're ready to go! by Ron Amadeo - Apr 2, 2014 4:40 pm UTC.
This is interesting because it is another hint that Samsung is stepping little by little into the application space.
After releasing a critical dud last fall with its first major smartwatch release, the Galaxy Gear, Samsung surprised a lot of folks in the industry wh...
A smart watch which is also a fitness-tracking device.It syncs only with Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones. It is one of the first devices which can at the same time display your heart rate and your incoming emails. It lasts 4 days on a single battery charge.
In move away from proprietary technology, ARM plans to move any future compilers it develops into the open-source community through the LLVM license.
ARM moves to LLVM license type compile for ARMv8. The DS-5 toolsuite will stay in the same price range. It is the network, server and multicore applications which ignited this move. Linaro provides the GCC compiler for ARM today.
This move is actually a complete turnaround for ARM.
Intel finally understands that feeding the Android eco-system can strengthen its position. This is why they have released a 64-bit port of KitKat. Let's wait and see if this was the right move for the company to get more ground into the smartphone and tablet space.
Ars Technica Amazon allows Fire TV users to delete their voice recordings Ars Technica Amazon's Fire TV only began shipping to customers yesterday, minutes after its reveal as a high-powered media and games hub, but the online retailer has already...