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2010-01-20 07:00:00

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced the addition of the multicore-capable PowerPC 476 microprocessor core and high-speed, embedded DRAM memory blocks to its industry-leading portfolio of custom silicon intellectual property (IP). The new processor core and memory blocks are designed to accelerate the development of leading-edge networking and storage SoCs used in high-performance applications such as enterprise-class switches,...

2009-12-17 08:23:00

TOKYO, December 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Plurality Ltd. announced today it has secured a second round of investment totaling US$12M from Japanese investors, bringing the company's total committed funding to-date to US$20M. The funding will be used for the planned expansion of operation in Asia and North America, the introduction of Plurality's HyperCore(TM) multimedia acceleration IP, and a 256-core acceleration processor chip. Testing of Plurality's 64-core test chip will be completed in...

2009-12-16 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today introduced the ARMADA(TM) 300, with 2.0 GHz performance, the industry's most powerful processor for applications utilizing the ARM instruction set. The ARMADA 300 extends the ARMADA family by including both Plug Computing server applications and new levels of advanced sensor processing for consumer devices. ARMADA 300 powered devices...

2009-12-15 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Asetek, Inc., the world's leading supplier of liquid cooling systems for computers, announced today that it has raised an additional $8 million dollars in venture capital and appointed industry veteran Sam Szteinbaum as Chairman of the Board. The completion of this fund raising round caps a string of successes for Asetek in 2009. In June, Asetek partnered with Corsair to launch the Corsair branded, Asetek manufactured Hydro H50 CPU Cooler, bringing...

2009-12-11 19:42:30

The world of IT pursues its race for performance. CMOSAIC could boost the computing performance of central processors by a factor 10 while consuming less energy. The IBM Research Laboratory has joined EPFL and ETH Zurich - the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology "“ in this project of national scope supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) via its Nano-Tera programme. 3D microprocessors cooled from the inside through channels as thin as a human hair filled with a...

2009-11-24 09:37:00

GENEVA, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in microcontrollers, has announced an extremely low-cost development environment maximizing access to its STM32 microcontroller families built using the ARM Cortex-M3 processor core, which is optimized for embedded applications. The environment combines the Atollic TrueSTUDIO®/STM32 development tool, which can be downloaded free-of-charge with no limitations on code size or usage...

2009-11-24 09:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced the industry's smallest four-channel, low-power, low-jitter sine-to-sine wave clock buffer, the first device in a family of sine-wave clock buffers. The CDC3S04 can replace up to three individual same-frequency temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs), reducing board space and bill of materials (BOM) by nearly half. Designers can use the CDC3S04 in a wide range of mobile...

2009-10-20 09:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced the TCA8418, a key scan device that can generate an interrupt output signal using a three-key combination such as CTRL-ALT-DEL, which frees up the processor from scanning the keys for presses and releases, saving power and bandwidth. The TCA8418 supports applications such as smartphones, multimedia handsets, personal digital assistants (PDA) and mobile Internet devices (MID). For more...

2009-10-19 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a world leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today announced the game-changing ARMADA(TM) family of processors designed specifically for next generation ARM instruction set smartphones, smartbooks, consumer and embedded devices, and displays. In addition to true mobility - from lightweight designs and long battery life - today's connected consumers and enterprise users demand...

2009-10-05 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Tekmos, Inc. announced today the introduction of its new TK80C186EB and TK80C188EB microprocessors designed as drop-in replacements for the discontinued Intel 80C186EB / 80C188EB microprocessors. The TK80C186EB integrates commonly used system peripherals with the 186 CPU core to save space and reduce overall power consumption. A programmable interrupt controller supports and prioritizes 128 interrupts from internal, external, and software...


Latest Central processing unit Reference Libraries

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2010-09-10 14:35:45

Input/output, commonly known as I/O, is the communication that goes on between a information processing system and the outside world, which may be a person or another information processing system. The signals and data received by the system are known as inputs, and the signals and data sent from the system are known as outputs. I/O can also refer to an action as well. An input or output operation can perform as I/O. I/O devices are used by a person or system to communicate with computers....

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2010-09-09 11:48:20

A bus is a subsystem that has the ability to transfer data from different computer components, whether in the same computer or two separate ones. Historically, the first computer buses were quite literally parallel electrical buses that had several connections. Today, however, the term bus can be used to describe any component of a computer that has a similar function or intent. A common example of a present day computer bus is a universal serial bus (USB). Computer buses were first created...

2010-09-09 11:12:05

An accumulator is a register in a computer's central processing unit (CPU) that stores mathematical information, such as additions, subtractions, etc. For example, when adding a list of numbers, each number is entered into the accumulator and added together. Once all numbers have been inputted into the accumulator, they are stored on the computer in the register. Without an accumulator, each calculation would have to be inputted manually. An accumulator machine, or a 1-operand machine, is...

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2010-09-07 14:54:56

The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is the processor component of a computer system that carries out the instructions of a program. It is the primary element carrying out the computer's functions and the unit that reads and executes basic program instructions. The form, design, and execution of CPUs have radically changed since the earliest examples, but their elementary operation remains very similar. Some of the first CPUs were custom-designed as a part of a larger computer. However, this...

2010-09-02 14:56:06

A control store is the element of a CPUs control unit that stores the CPU's micro program and is usually accessed by a micro sequencer. A control store is usually executed as a diode-selection of read-only memory. This tradition dates back to 1947 when the program timing matrix on the MIT Whirlwind was initially introduced. The earliest models of IBM mainframe had read-only control store; however, the System/370 and successor models were made and loaded their micro programs from floppy disks...

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