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Week In Review: Design, Low Power


CEVA acquired the Hillcrest Labs business from InterDigital. Hillcrest Labs supplies software and components for sensor processing in consumer and IoT devices. Hillcrest Labs' MotionEngine sensor processing software already runs on CEVA DSPs (as well as ARM and RISC-V cores) and enables high accuracy 6-axis and 9-axis sensor fusion, dynamic sensor calibration, and application specific features ... » read more

The Week In Review: Design/IoT


IP & Chips Synopsys debuted MIPI I3CSM controller IP, which incorporates in-band interrupts within the 2-wire interface to deliver low pin count. The IP supports all data rates up to 26.7 Mbps, dynamic address allocation, multi-master operations and 32-bit ARM AMBA Advanced Peripheral Bus slave interface. Marvell unveiled a family of Ethernet transceivers fully optimized for 2.5Gbps a... » read more

The Week In Review: Design


Tools Cadence rolled out a new verification planning and management tool that is based on SQL, which greatly improves functionality and performance and offers multi-user, multi-engine and multi-analysis capabilities. Database technology—in this case, Structured Query Language—remains one of the very few software platforms that can harness multiple processors effectively. Synopsys unveil... » read more

The Week In Review: Feb. 25


By Mark LaPedus Is China set to bail out a U.S. government technology darling? Two Chinese automotive companies, Geely and Dongfeng Motor, are reported to have bid between $200 million and $350 million for a majority stake in Fisker, the maker of plug-in hybrid cars. If that happens Fisker—which has $192 million in U.S. federal government loan guarantees—could be headed to China, according... » read more