According to International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide PC microprocessor unit shipments and revenues in the third calendar quarter of 2010 (3Q10) increased 2.1% and 2.5%, respectively, compared to 2Q10. Worldwide PC microprocessor unit shipments and revenues in the third calendar quarter of 2010 (3Q10) increased 8.6% and 24.1%, respectively, compared to the third quarter of 2009. The findings were published in IDC’s latest PC processor study, Worldwide PC Microprocessor 3Q10 Vendor Shares.
The Evatronix C65C02 IP core is a 65C02 compatible microprocessor IP core that complies with the original 6502 Instruction Set Architecture by MOS Technology. The C65C02 is a fast 8-bit microprocessor IP that implements the same instruction set as the 65C02 microprocessor chip, which is an upgraded version of the NMOS-based MOS Technology 6502 8-bit CPU. The Evatronix C65C02 IP core is available for licensing now. The core includes synthesis and simulation support scripts for most environments, Verilog or VHDL test bench, and a reference design for the proprietary evaluation board.
Logic announced the AM1808 System on Module (SOM) and the Zoom AM1808 Development Kits for the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) AM1808 microprocessor. The Logic AM1808 SOM and development kits can accelerate product development of embedded systems by four to six months. Logic’s AM1808 SOM-M1 and Zoom AM1808 Development Kits are available now. The suggested retail price for the EVM Development Kit is $1,150 and for the eXperimenter Kit is $445.
Chipworks announced their Design for Manufacturability (DFM) analysis of Intel’s 32 nm Clarkdale/Westmere microprocessor from the Core i5 660. The analysis combines a standard reverse engineering report with the ICWorks Surveyor format. ICWorks Surveyor is a software tool that allows the engineer to navigate thousands of images stitched together into a massive floor-plan across all the metal layers of the device. Intel Westmere 32 nm Layout and Design for Manufacturability Analysis is now shipping.
The ARM techcon3 (formerly ARM Developers’ Conference) will take place October 21 – 23, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. ARM techcon3 previews the newest tools and ARM microprocessor releases for 2010, as well as the newest design ideas and best-in-class solutions to help developers with their ARM-powered designs. ARM techcon3 is organized by the ARM Partner ecosystem for engineers exploring or currently developing ARM hardware, software, and systems design. Learn how the underlying technology will effect real-world application.