Monthly Archives: July 2010

Freescale’s earthquake: ColdFire+ and Kinetis families shake up the 32-bit microcontroller landscape

Yesterday, while walking the San Andreas fault in the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Palo Alto, Paul Billig the Docent pointed out some nondescript rocks half buried along the hiking path. “These rocks don’t come from … Continue reading

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Multicore server, PC, and embedded designs push memory power, drive use of advanced DDR3 SDRAMs

Systems designers try all sorts of methods to reduce system power consumption. For years, we’ve relied on circuit tricks and have been reducing logic supply levels from the 5V power supplies that were so common in from the 1970s and … Continue reading

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