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Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast 2016–2021
Provides IC market forecast information through 2021 for more than a dozen categories of communications semiconductors. Product categories covered include network processors, Ethernet components, PON and VDSL transceivers, network search engines, and optical-transport ICs.
A Guide to Processors for Deep Learning
Covers processors and IP cores for accelerating deep learning, neural networks, and vision processing for training and inference in data centers, autonomous vehicles, and client devices.
A Guide to Multicore Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit embedded processors with four or more CPU cores that are used for wires and wireless communications, storage, security, and other applications.
A Guide to Ethernet Switch and PHY Chips
Covers data-center switch chips for 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G, and 100G Ethernet. Also includes physical-layer (PHY) chips for 10GBase-T and 100G Ethernet.
A Guide to Processors for IoT and Wearables
Covers processors and connectivity chips for IoT clients and wearable devices, focusing primarily on single-chip solutions with integrated radios.
Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2016
Provides market share data for more than 20 categories of communications semiconductors, including Ethernet products, broadband interface chips, embedded processors, and FPGAs.
A Guide to Embedded Processors
Covers 32- and 64-bit embedded processors with one to four CPU cores that are used for networking, automotive, consumer devices, industrial control, medical imaging, and more.
A Guide to CPU Cores and Processor IP
Covers intellectual property (IP) cores that can be used in system-on-a-chip (SoC) and ASIC designs, including CPU, GPU, and NoC.
A Guide to Processors for Wireless Base Stations
This new report covers wireless base-station processors that integrate CPUs and DSPs for Layer 1–3 processing on a single chip. Designed primarily for small cells, residential femto cells, and macro cells, these processors cut cost and power by replacing multiple chips.
A Guide to Virtualized Network Processing
Covers packet processing for SDN and NFV, including high-end networking processors (NPUs) for switch/router designs as well as intelligent NICs (or smart NICs) for endpoints (servers).
Mobile Semiconductor Market Share Forecast 2015-2020
Forecasts market size and vendor share for application processors, cellular baseband, Wi-Fi combos, GPS, NFC, and other chips for mobile devices.
A Guide to Processors for Advanced Automotive
Covers processors for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and autonomous driving as well as IP for vision processing and neural networks.
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February 19, 2018

Gyrfalcon Shrinks AI Accelerator
In one year, a Silicon Valley startup has designed and delivered a convolutional-neural-network (CNN) accelerator chip that can achieve 2.8 teraflop/s while burning just 300mW.
Nvidia Xavier Drives to Carmel
Nvidia’s next-generation autonomous-driving SoC integrates eight of its new Carmel CPUs, a Volta GPU, two deep-learning accelerators (DLAs), and a programmable vision accelerator (PVA).
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.
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.

February 12, 2018

Editorial: MediaTek Targets New Markets
Faced with declining mobile revenue, MediaTek is branching into new markets, racking up design wins at Amazon as well as launching new chips for automotive and networking applications.
Nordic Expands Into Cellular IoT
Following its success in Bluetooth 5 MCUs, Nordic has entered the cellular market with new products for LTE-M and NB-IoT. Rather than introduce an SoC, it worked with Qorvo to develop a SiP.
Imagination GPUs Shift to Automotive
The new PowerVR GT8540 doubles the performance of the GT8525, the first GPU in the Furian Series8XT line. It supports applications with up to eight virtual machines.
Broadcom Opens New Switch SDK
Broadcom is publishing the source code of its new software-development kit for switch chips. The SDKLT employs a logical-table approach, and the associated API carries an Apache 2.0 license.

February 5, 2018

Videantis IP Cores Pack Lots of MACs
The Videantis v-MP6000UDX handles computer vision as well as image and video processing, but it’s the company’s first design that can also serve as a programmable neural-network accelerator.
Startup Develops Near-Threshold CPUs
Aiming to reduce active power, Minima is modifying Arm’s Cortex-M3 using a novel approach to near-threshold design. It plans to offer its first hard core in 1H18.
Qualcomm QCC5100 Hits Hearables
The new Bluetooth audio chip from the former CSR team can triple battery life compared with the previous generation using a new design based on the Kalimba architecture.

January 29, 2018

Snapdragon 845 Is a DynamIQ Force
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 processor delivers a 25–30% CPU and GPU performance gain, which combines with a redesigned Hexagon DSP to accelerate neural networks.
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