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Laurence Marchini

Laurence Marchini, Editor, writes:

We see from your search that you're looking for information on the term "ALU", and we have a large number of manufacturers' news releases and technical articles here on Electronicstalk which will be of interest. Let me be your guide.

Start with the news release IP core offers speed boosts from Imagination Technologies, which we summarised at the time by saying "The multi-threaded architecture allows the overlapped execution of multiple threads, enabling multiple applications to run concurrently on the same processor". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release On-the-fly error correcting code from Tensilica: "Tensilica has introduced its seventh-generation of Xtensa configurable processors, the Xtensa LX2 and Xtensa 7 cores".

In September 2006, we covered the news from Zilog concerning its ZNEO Z16F family - take a look at 16bit microcontroller is a first for Zilog which says: "Zilog's move into the 16bit MCU space is an extension of the company's application-specific product strategy and extends its portfolio outside of pure 8bit products".

Take a look also at the news release from Texas Instruments (April 2006-), Enterprise SIP phone is driven by DSP, as well as Smart card microcontrollers add more memory from Renesas Technology Europe, and Novel 32bit core claims benchmark supremacy from Atmel Corporation.

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Statistics engine offloads time-consuming tracking (January 2006)
The industry's first off-the-shelf statistics engine offloads the critical function of statistics tracking from processor elements such as NPUs, FPGAs and ASICs

MCUs upgrade smart card applications (October 2005)
Two new smart card microcontrollers incorporate high-performance high-security 32bit CPU cores and large capacity EEPROM

Suite delivers full software to silicon flow (May 2005)
The fourth generation of the DK Design Suite is claimed to reset the bar for C-synthesis performance and deeply embeds the technology in standard SoC design flows

MCU embeds a bigger Flash (May 2004)
The H8SX/1657F is a 32bit CISC microcontroller which offers 768Kbyte on-chip Flash memory

MCU brings 32bit core to automotive CAN systems (March 2004)
The H8SX/1527F 32bit CISC microcontroller is the first in a new series of products for in-vehicle control systems based on the H8SX 32bit CPU core

Smart card MCU boosts performance and storage (November 2003)
The AE57C 32bit smart card microcontroller offers approximately four times the performance of its predecessor and a generous 132Kbyte of EEPROM

Tools get to work on multicore DSP systems (January 2003)
New versions of the Multi 2000 integrated development environment and high-speed Green Hills Probe support the StarCore-based MSC8102, Motorola's highest performance DSP to date

Fastest claim for DSP core (September 2002)
LSI Logic claims the ZSP500 is the industry's highest performance DSP for consumer multimedia and mobile applications

Reconfigurable processors optimise DSP tasks (April 2002)
Elixent has released the DFA1000 family of accelerators for use with standard RISC processors running DSP algorithms

Interra nibbles Elixent into SoC design flow (March 2002)
Elixent has enlisted the help of Interra Technologies to develop tools that allow the easy integration of its reconfigurable arithmetic logic unit (ALU) array into a standard chip design flow

Elixent adds to hardware and software (January 2002)
Elixent has appointed Martin Sotheran as vice president of hardware engineering and Chris Thornborrow as director of software

Two climb aboard at Elixent (September 2001)
Elixent has appointed Peter van Cuylenburg as non-executive Chairman and Kenn Lamb as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Elixent gets cash to bring ALU array to market (July 2001)
Elixent, a UK start-up backed by venture capitalist 3i Group and industrial investors Actel and Hewlett-Packard, has raised initial funding of $14 million (GBP 10 million)

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