Latest Firmware Stories

2008-07-25 12:00:40

Phoenix Technologies, a provider of core systems software, has announced that its BIOS firmware products are available for Intel's new system-on-a-chip for embedded applications, the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor product line. The Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor product line is expected to open up new markets in networking, storage, security, VoIP and a wide range of additional embedded applications. Phoenix's firmware solutions provide complete support for current industry...

2008-07-25 00:00:19

InsydeH2O for the Intel(R) EP80579 Integrated Processor Product Line Provides State-of-the-Art BIOS Technology for Embedded Systems Makers Insyde Software - Taiwan Betty Huang, +886-2-2506-1289 betty.huang@insydesw.com.tw or Insyde Software - U.S. Nancy Baptiste, +1-508-599-3999 x106 nancy.baptiste@insydesw.com Insyde Software, a leading provider of Universal Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) based firmware, BIOS and engineering services today announced the availability of...

2008-07-24 09:00:27

MILPITAS, Calif., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Phoenix Technologies , the global leader in core systems software, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire General Software, Inc. a leading provider of embedded firmware that is at the heart of millions of devices being used around the world. The transaction will expand the presence of Phoenix in a wide variety of vertical industry applications and devices, from IP network routers to medical devices while also...

2008-07-24 00:00:20

Insyde Software, a leading provider of Universal Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) based firmware, BIOS and engineering services today announced the availability of its InsydeH2O(TM) UEFI firmware solution for the Intel(R) EP80579 Integrated Processor product line. With the release of this latest version of InsydeH2O, Insyde Software continues to add to their already broad UEFI BIOS portfolio with Intel compatibility. The Intel(R) EP80579 Integrated Processor product line integrates...

2008-06-25 00:02:27

UpdateTV(TM) Technology Can Automatically Deliver Software Fixes and Enhancements to Tru2way-enabled Digital Televisions and Set Top Boxes UpdateLogic, Inc. Dede Santagate, 508-624-8688 dsantagate@updatelogic.com Logo: http://www.updatelogic.com UpdateLogic(TM), Inc., the pioneer in solutions to distribute software fixes and enhancements to television devices, today announced support for tru2way(TM) technology - the rapidly emerging Java-based set of specifications that enables a...

Latest Firmware Reference Libraries

2010-09-27 16:59:05

Read only memory, or ROM, is a type of storage media that is used by computers and other electronic devices. The data stored in ROM cannot be modified, therefore it is largely used to distribute firmware. The most straightforward type of ROM is about as old as semiconductor technology. It is called mask ROM, and it was introduced along with the integrated circuit. Mask ROM is made up of a grid of word lines, called the address input, and bit lines, called the data output, that are...

2010-09-08 11:08:26

Firmware is a term commonly used to represent the small fixed programs and data structures that internally control various electronic devices. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology defines firmware as "The combination of a hardware device and computer instructions and data that reside as read-only software on that device." Typical examples of devices containing firmware range from products such as remote controls or...

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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