With the changing times, the use of internet in smartphones, tablets and other devices has increased by notches, due to which, the desire for low-power chips has also increased. Thanks to Atmel, which has come up with a low-power chips that can last for “a decade” on a single battery charge.
A couple of conflicting reports have come up today regarding the Surface tablet. First it was said that Microsoft is going to kill its tablet lineup completely but the company responded that it is committed to Surface Pro and that there will be a next-generation model. Now a new report has been published online which claims that while the Pro tablets will continue to exist, Microsoft may do away with ARM-based […]
As ARM processors are becoming more powerful, more powerful than our computers back in the day, it is not surprising to hear rumors or ideas that eventually our regular computers could see their chipsets replaced by ARM chipsets instead. In fact this is a rumor that has persistently followed Apple throughout the years.Well it seems that the idea of Apple eventually transitioning to ARM is not a stretch of the […]
Apple’s range of MacBook computers are currently powered by an Intel chipset. However with the increase in performance by ARM-based chipsets, there have been talks that Apple could be considering making the shift over to ARM, which means that in the future we could be looking at ARM-powered MacBooks.We have heard the rumors that Apple has been testing MacBooks with ARM processors as far back as 2011, and it was […]
Earlier today, AMD introduced Project Skybridge, a game-changing framework that will allow the AMD ecosystem to use X86 or ARM based chips without redesigning the rest of the system. To make this happen, AMD will create powerful ARM-based chips that are pin-compatible with their X86 chips. This means that PC or Server makers can choose which processor platform suits their needs best, without having to worry about changing the motherboard […]
What are some of the hardest puzzles that you have played with in the past, especially during your younger days? I am quite sure that for many of us, it is the Rubik’s Cube that has confounded us for a fair number of years, until frustration reaches a level where we rearrange the colored stickers manually and consider it “solved”. Well, robots are pretty good at tasks such as the […]
We picked up on a rumor last month which claimed that Samsung might skip the 20nm manufacturing process and jump straight to the 14nm processor from the existing 28nm. The reason behind this decision was said to Samsung’s aim to make a “comeback” in the foundry business. Samsung is expected to launch its 14nm 64-bit Exynos 6 chip next year and according to a new Korea Herald report which quotes a […]
At ARM TechCon conference in Silicon Valley, ARM has announced its new T700 series of graphics processor (GPU) which is set to be its fastest to date for high-end smartphones, with the T760 spearheading the line-up. ARM also talked about a T720 model that is aimed for mid-range/low-end devices and reminds that MediaTek, LG and Rockchip have already signed up, just to cite a few. You can expect many variants […]
We might look at 3GHz ARM processors manufactured using the 20nm process by next year.
ARM’s big.LITTLE is a processor technology that you are going to hear a lot about as Samsung, Huawei and others promote their 8 to 10 (or 12!) cores chips used in smartphones, tablets and possibly Chromebooks.There is no doubt that marketing teams will crank up the rhetoric because you know, 8 is better than 4, which is better than 2… But these chips not always X-core in the way that most […]
ARM Holdings, the British company that is famous for its ARM architecture and computer processors, has co-created a new company called Trustonic. ARM owns 40 percent of the company while Gemalto, a Dutch security company, and German payment systems company Giesecke & Devrient own 30 percent each. Trustonic aims to be the “new standard security provider to address the increasing need for trust built into smart connected devices.” Key industry […]
Russian startup Elbrus Technologies announced today that they’ve developed an x86 emulator that runs on ARM systems. Your phone, tablet, and potential Windows RT system (like Surface) runs on ARM, so this emulator opens a door for massive amounts of legacy software to be run on modern computers. However, there’s a catch: the emulator apparently only offers 40% native ARM performance for x86 applications, and if you ever wanted to […]
A number of Android-powered mini-PCs have arrived in the market recently. These PCs feature the bare minimum hardware and are small and light, hence the name mini-PC. Many of these are powered up with ARM chipsets, specifically the AllWinner A10 ARM A8 chipset.Until now, most of these offerings feature up to 512 MB of RAM which is fairly adequate for a PC of this size. However, a new AllWinner A10-powered […]
Today, TSMC, also known as the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, announced that its very own 28nm ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor test chip reached 3.1 GHz. According to TSMC, the 28nm HPM process technology will address applications that are requiring high speeds and low leakage power. Based on the tests conducted under various design conditions, the chip has attained the suitable speed range for mobile computing (1.5 GHz to 2.0 GHz) […]