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AMD Embeds Graphics in Ryzen
The four Ryzen Embedded V1000 chips are AMD’s first Zen-based embedded processors with integrated graphics. Their Vega GPU cores offer an upgrade over previous products.
Huawei Joins 5G Modem Race
Huawei may be the first to production with a 5G modem, the Balong 5G01. That ASIC, due out later this year, targets fixed-wireless broadband and similar devices.
Spreadtrum Extends Intel Alliance
China’s leading mobile-processor supplier, with help from Intel, plans to develop a 5G chipset for next-generation smartphones, targeting production in 2H19.
Broadcom Router Chips Aim at ASICs
As the 16nm StrataDNX generation, Jericho2 and Ramon deliver 400G Ethernet support and unprecedented port density using 50Gbps PAM4 serdes as well as in-package HBM.
Ceva PentaG Adds AI to 5G Baseband
Ceva’s new PentaG DSP comprises a set of configurable processing blocks that allow designers to build digital basebands implementing the recently ratified 3GPP 5G-NR specification.
Helio P60 Targets “New Premium”
MediaTek is entering the emerging mid-premium smartphone segment with a powerful but affordable new processor that includes four Cortex-A73 CPUs and a Cadence AI accelerator.
Xeon D Soars With Skylake
Intel’s new Xeon D-2100 SoCs have upgraded to the Skylake-SP CPU. They also double the DRAM bandwidth and the 10GbE port count, and some have QuickAssist cryptography acceleration.
Cambricon Leads China Into AI Chips
A government-funded Beijing startup, Cambricon develops IP cores and processors for deep-learning acceleration. Among its first design wins is Huawei’s Kirin 970 smartphone processor.
Silicon Fingerprints From eMemory
NeoPUF Entropy IP, from Taiwanese NVM vendor eMemory, enables chip designers to integrate a physical unclonable function (PUF) comprising 64K random nonvolatile bits.
Snapdragon 820 Tapped for Embedded
Qualcomm has added the Snapdragon 820E to an embedded lineup that already includes the 410E and 600E, offering a powerful yet low-power processor for demanding consumer and industrial designs.
AMD Embeds Epyc 3000
AMD’s new Epyc Embedded SoCs introduce the Zen CPU to the embedded market. They integrate 4–16 cores, 10GbE MACs, south-bridge I/Os, and server-class security features.
RISC-V Enables IoT Edge Processor
Startup Greenwaves has used a RISC-V CPU with DSP extensions to create a unique microcontroller plus parallel processor. It targets image and signal processing in battery-powered IoT nodes.
Snapdragon X24 Doubles Gigabit LTE
Laying a path to 5G, Qualcomm’s X24 modem uses 7nm technology and unlicensed spectrum to reach a peak LTE download rate of 2.0Gbps, nearly double the speed of today’s X20.
Ampere Reboots X-Gene as eMAG
Former Intel executive Renee James leads Ampere Computing as it relaunches the former X-Gene 3 processor into the server market with a new name and a new roadmap.
Cellular Moves Into Unlicensed Bands
After years of development and regulatory battles, operators are finally deploying LTE in the 5GHz band. Most skipped the LTE-U specification in favor of the 3GPP’s LAA standardized in Release 13.
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