Sample Articles from Microprocessor Report (MPR) & Networking Report (NWR)
Microprocessor Report & Networking Report articles are available only to paid subscribers. The following articles are available as samples to show the breadth and depth of our coverage. Please note that, because these articles are several months old, some of the information and opinions may be out of date. Subscribers get access to these articles as soon as they are posted.
Editorial: After 28nm, No Moore?
(May 13, 2013)
We now face a mountain of progressively more expensive technologies that are required to deliver continued transistor improvements. These costs will prevent some chip vendors from following Moore’s Law.
Tegra 4 Outperforms Snapdragon
(March 11, 2013)
Nvidia released benchmark scores for its new Tegra 4 processor, along with detailed information about the chip's design that help explain its outstanding performance. But power could be a limiting factor.
Broadcom Freshens Enterprise LANs
(March 4, 2013)
The new StrataXGS BCM56340 and BCM56547 unify wired and wireless networks with CAPWAP support. These GbE switch chips also improve integration, reducing the cost of stackable switches.
EZchip Breaks the NPU Mold
(October 15, 2012)
The new NPS line brings C programming and SMP Linux to NPUs while scaling performance to 400Gbps. The design also supports Layer 4-7 protocol processing and adds hardware accelerators for encryption and DPI.
Synopsys Builds a Better ARC
(October 1, 2012)
Already tiny and power efficient, the newest ARC EM CPUs add performance-enhancing features, raising the bar for what SoC designers expect from licensable microcontroller-class CPUs.
Netronome Goes With The Flow
(June 18, 2012)
At the recent Linley Tech Carrier Conference, Netronome disclosed the 200Gbps NFP-6xxx flow processor. Built in Intel's 22nm process, the new chip can serve as a standalone network processor or complement an Intel Xeon processor in a network-security appliance.
Romley Revamps Server Platforms
(April 2, 2012)
Intel's new Romley platform moves the server forward with a new processor, PCIe Gen3, and 10Gbps Ethernet connectivity. Romley features the new Xeon E5 processor, which offers leading performance and power efficiency.
Silicon Labs Adds ARM MCUs
(March 12, 2012)
The new Precision32 MCUs combine a Cortex-M3 CPU with a variety of analog components. This combination provides industry-leading low power and reduces system cost, helping Silicon Labs stand out from the crowd of ARM MCU vendors.
Cavium Octeon III Sizzles at 100Gbps
(February 13, 2012)
Cavium's Octeon III adds a search processor and glueless interconnect to the respected Octeon architecture. Integrating forty-eight 2.5GHz CPUs, 40 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, and numerous accelerators, the new processor churns through 100Gbps torrents of data.
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