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Extendible Processor Architectures for IoT Applications

Extendible Processor Architectures for IoT Applications
by Tom Dillinger on 10-17-2015 at 7:00 am

The Internet of Things has become a ubiquitous term, to refer to a broad (and somewhat ill-defined) set of electronic products and potential applications – e.g., wearables, household appliances and controllers, medical applications, retail applications (signage, RFID), industrial automation, machine-to-machine communication,… Read More


TSMC Award Recognizes Andes’ IoT Credentials

TSMC Award Recognizes Andes’ IoT Credentials
by Majeed Ahmad on 10-03-2015 at 7:00 am

The system-on-chip (SoC) movement is intrinsically linked to external IP products, and here, it’s not just fabless chipmakers who work closely with IP suppliers. Large foundries like TSMC also maintain close relationships with IP vendors to optimize their process nodes and libraries for processor cores and other design… Read More


32-bit MCUs Way to Go for IoT

32-bit MCUs Way to Go for IoT
by Majeed Ahmad on 02-18-2015 at 7:00 am

Cost, power and performance, and security are the fundamental ingredients of chip development for the Internet of Things (IoT) market and that 32-bit microcontrollers are a way forward to meet these basic requirements. That was the crux of the message from the webinar held by Andes Technology Corp. on February 10, 2015.

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Webinar: How IoT Designs Driven by Cost Power Security

Webinar: How IoT Designs Driven by Cost Power Security
by admin on 02-08-2015 at 8:30 pm

Image RemovedSoCs being developed for the fast growth Internet-of-Things market will sell for and operate on a small fraction of the power of mobile devices’ chips. More importantly, IoT SoCs will be far more vulnerable to hacker attacks than the much better protected chips in portable devices. As a result, designers developing… Read More


Secure Microprocessors the Andes Way

Secure Microprocessors the Andes Way
by Paul McLellan on 01-04-2015 at 7:00 am

Microprocessor vendors such as Andes have been saying for some time that security requires extensive hardware support. In particular, embedded processors in intelligent sensors inside IoT chips are now popular targets for hackers, who find it easy to change the program code and system parameters to alter the operation of the… Read More


Andes Plays an ACE

Andes Plays an ACE
by Paul McLellan on 07-16-2014 at 9:01 am

Image RemovedThere is a perception that ARM is the only microprocessor game in town due to their strong position in many markets, especially mobile. In areas where the instruction set shows through, then this is probably true. There is no rush to build smartphones where the application processor is something else. But even in a … Read More


Processors For Internet of Things

Processors For Internet of Things
by Paul McLellan on 05-06-2014 at 10:58 pm

Image RemovedTomorrow and Thursday this week is the Internet of Things (IoT) developers conference. It takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara. There are 3 keynotes and 3 CTO viewpoints:

  • Driving Heterogeneous System Architectures Everywhere – Amit Rohatgi, Imagination Technologies
  • Solving the Networking Puzzle:
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Intelligent Sensors

Intelligent Sensors
by Paul McLellan on 03-10-2014 at 3:48 pm

Image RemovedWearables are clearly one of the hot areas of the Internet of Things (IoT). A big part of that market is sensors of one sort or another. Andes low power microprocessors are a good fit for this market which requires both 32 bit performance and ultra low power. Performance is needed since IoT by definition has internet access… Read More


Migrating to Andes from 8051

Migrating to Andes from 8051
by Paul McLellan on 02-11-2014 at 5:21 pm

Image RemovedThe 8051 microcontroller has been around for years…decades in fact. It was originally developed in 1980 by Intel. Back then it required 12 clock cycles per instruction but modern cores use just one. While it is still widely used, mostly as an IP core for SoCs, it is running out of steam despite running over 50 times… Read More


Migrating SOCs from 8051 to 32-bits

Migrating SOCs from 8051 to 32-bits
by Daniel Nenni on 01-12-2014 at 10:00 pm

The 8051 processor has been widely used in many embedded applications over the past 30 years. While the 8051 core is small and simple-to-use, the newest generation of consumer electronics being developed today often require more than the 8051 MCU can reasonably deliver. New SOC applications such as flash drives, power managementRead More