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As some of our regular readers may already be familiar with them, ARM’s Geomerics division is one of the more unusual parts of ARM’s overall business group. Unlike the hardware IP ARM is best known for, Geomerics is responsible for developing and licensing technology for global illumination and indirect lighting. The group’s flagship product is Enlighten, which to date has seen use in a number of games. This year Geomerics is at GDC to show off the latest version of Enlighten, and the latest tech demo using it, Seastack Bay. In the last year Geomerics has been focusing on improving Enlighten’s performance and abilities particularly for open world games, which require lighting on larger scales and with new technical challenges such as day/night cycles and...

ARM Announces Cortex-A32 IoT and Embedded Processor

Today ARM announces the new Cortex A32 ultra-low power/high efficiency processor IP. For some readers this might come as a surprise as it's only been a few months since...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/22/2016

ARM Announces New Cortex-R8 Real-Time Processor

ARM’s Cortex-R range of processor IP is something we haven’t talked about too much in the past, yet it’s a crucial part of ARM’s business and is integrated in...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/17/2016

Vulkan 1.0 Specification Released: Drivers & Games Inbound

Back in August of 2014, Khronos announced the Next Generation OpenGL Initiative. The industry consortium, responsible for overseeing a number of major cross-platform GPU standards such as OpenGL and...

40 by Ryan Smith on 2/16/2016

Examining Soft Machines' Architecture: An Element of VISC to Improving IPC

Last week, Soft Machines announced that their 'VISC' architecture was available for licensing, following the announcement of the original concepts over a year ago. The concepts behind their VISC...

89 by Ian Cutress on 2/12/2016

ARM Announces New 28nm POP IP For UMC Foundry

Today ARM announces a new POP IP offering directed at UMC's new 28HPCU manufacturing process. To date we haven't had the opportunity to properly explain what ARM's POP IP...

8 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/4/2016

The Silver Lining of the Late AMD Opteron A1100 Arrival

AMD announced their ARM server SoC plans at the end of 2012. At the beginning of 2014, AMD was ready "to accelerate the ARM Server Ecosystem with the first...

37 by Johan De Gelas on 1/14/2016

ARM on AMD: The A1100 Seattle Silicon at SuperComputing 15

Anyone loosely following AMD’s efforts with ARM intellectual property would have had on their periphery the noise of the A1100 product aimed at servers, codenamed Seattle. The idea was...

18 by Ian Cutress on 11/24/2015

ARM Announces New Cortex-A35 CPU - Ultra-High Efficiency For Wearables & More

Today as part of the volley of announcements at ARM's TechCon conference we discover ARM's new low-power application-tier CPU architecture, the Cortex-A35. ARM follows an interesting product model: The...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/10/2015

ARM Announces ARMv8-M Instruction Set For Microcontrollers – TrustZone Comes to Cortex-M

Kicking off today in Santa Clara, California is ARM’s annual developer conference and expo, TechCon. Although ARM announces products year-round, they always have a couple of announcements reserved for...

10 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2015

ARM Announces New CCI-550 and DMC-500 System IPs

Today ARM announces two new additions to its CoreLink system IP design portfolio, the CCI-550 interconnect and DMC-500 memory controller. Starting off with the CCI announcement, we find the...

5 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/27/2015

ARM Announces Mali-470 GPU: Low Power For Wearables & More

One of the more surprising facts we learned from ARM when we sat down with them last year to discuss their Mali GPU architecture was just how successful the...

11 by Ryan Smith on 10/20/2015

HSA Foundation Update: More HSA Hardware Coming Soon

When AMD set about bringing their CPU/GPU fusion initiative to life with the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) earlier this decade, one point AMD made early-on was that while they...

19 by Ryan Smith on 10/6/2015

Comparing Snapdragon 810 v2 and v2.1: More Memory Bandwidth, Higher Clocks

Around a few weeks before the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, I was digging through kernel source to understand Snapdragon 810 and some other Qualcomm SoCs. We...

84 by Joshua Ho on 6/18/2015

ARM Announcements: New IoT Subsystem for TSMC 55ULP and ARM Cordio Radio IP

Today at Computex ARM is announcing a new 'IoT Subsystem' for developers: ARM Cortex-M with ARM Cordio radio IP (see below) with full integration with mBed OS. The principle...

1 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2015

AMD’s 2016-2017 Datacenter Roadmap: x86, ARM, and GPGPU

As part of AMD’s business unit reorganization in 2014, many of AMD’s high-growth businesses were organized into a new group at the company, the Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom Business...

16 by Ryan Smith on 5/6/2015

ARM Reveals Cortex-A72 Architecture Details

​Today in London as part of ARM's TechDay 2015 event we had the pleasure to get a better insight into ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU. ARM had announced the Cortex-A72...

92 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/23/2015

GIGABYTE Server Releases ARM Solutions using AppliedMicro and Annapurna Labs SoCs

As Johan points out in his deep dive of ARM in the server market, given a focused strategy new ARM solutions can offer the potential to disrupt some very...

16 by Ian Cutress on 3/24/2015

ARM At GDC 2015: Geomerics Enlighten 3 Released

One of ARM’s more unusual acquisitions in recent years has been Geomerics, a fellow UK company who specializes in video game lighting technology. Geomerics is a far cry from...

8 by Ryan Smith on 3/3/2015

Synology DS2015xs Review: An ARM-based 10G NAS

Synology is one of the most popular COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) NAS vendors in the SMB / SOHO market segment. The NAS models introduced by them in 2014 were mostly...

50 by Ganesh T S on 2/27/2015

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