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2010-11-04 01:38:25

Parents may frown upon video games, but the technology used in the wildly popular games is quietly fostering a revolution in speeding the development of new products and potentially life-saving drugs. That's the topic of an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Associate Editor Lauren K. Wolf notes that consumer demand for life-like avatars and interactive scenery has pushed computer firms to develop inexpensive yet...

2010-11-03 09:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering floating-point benefits to developers using fixed-point microcontrollers (MCUs), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced that its free IQmath Library now supports both the 32-bit C2000 and Stellaris MCU platforms. TI's IQmath Library is a proven, optimized collection of high-precision mathematical functions that allows programmers to seamlessly port floating-point algorithms into fixed-point code. Developers can use...

2010-10-21 10:39:00

GENEVA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As manufacturers seek to differentiate their products with new features that add value for customers, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in microcontrollers, is helping designers meet higher product-performance targets at ultra-competitive prices by introducing its STM32 Value High-Density microcontrollers. These new microcontrollers offer extra program memory and on-chip functions, extending the range of the STM32 Value Line family to include...

2010-10-06 07:05:00

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCELERATING INNOVATION CONFERENCE -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced the availability of its 28nm custom silicon platform that includes a broad portfolio of intellectual property (IP) blocks and an advanced design methodology for custom systems-on-a-chip (SoC). The platform leverages multiple generations of custom silicon expertise and enables OEMs to build highly differentiated solutions for next-generation data center, enterprise and...

2010-09-28 05:00:00

GENEVA, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- To help product developers exploit the full potential of its STM32 microcontrollers in portable and home-audio products, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in microcontrollers, has teamed up with audio experts Spirit DSP to provide no-charge access to professionally developed audio software that delivers better features and performance than typical open-source alternatives. The STM32 Spirit Audio Engine delivers advantages such as a...

2010-09-16 05:00:00

GENEVA, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world-leading supplier of microcontrollers for consumer, medical, and industrial applications, has extended its STM8L EnergyLite(TM) ultra low-power microcontroller family with new devices offering enhanced features, such as larger program/data memory, high-accuracy time-keeping, a controller for as many as 16 touch-sensitive keys, and support for 128-bit AES encryption. The three variants of the STM8L family are the...

2010-09-14 08:23:00

GENEVA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Enabling the easiest possible design starts using 32-bit microcontrollers, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in microcontrollers, today announced the STM32 Discovery Kit, a hardware development platform priced at less than $10 and supported by either free or very-low-cost downloadable development tools from major third-party vendors Atollic, IAR and Keil. As an ultra-low-cost and convenient starter platform, the STM32 Discovery Kit is...

2010-09-07 07:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Allowing designers to create energy-efficient portable and battery-powered applications at higher levels of performance, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced the availability of TMS320C5504 and TMS320C5505 ultra-low-power digital signal processors (DSPs) at 150 MHz, providing 25 percent higher performance than previous C55x devices. The C5504 and C5505 processors offer the industry's lowest total power at less than 0.15 mW/MHz and...

2010-08-16 07:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Software and hardware engineers can easily design more media-rich, portable applications utilizing the new DaVinci(TM) DM37x video processors from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN). The DM3730 and DM3725 with their ARM® Cortex(TM)-A8 and C64x+(TM) DSP core, imaging and video accelerator (IVA), 3D graphics processor (DM3730 only) and high-performance peripherals (USB 2.0, SD/MMC) integrated on a single system-on-chip...

2010-07-12 07:30:00

DALLAS, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to offer developers a range of high value and high performance devices for cost sensitive applications, Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announces the introduction of a new development platform and a new speed grade option for the TMS320C6457 digital signal processor (DSP). TI's simplified development platform coupled with the TMS320C6457 - 850MHz device will allow customers in markets such as defense, networking, test, imaging and industrial...


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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