Broadcom’s 802.11ac router SoC has Norton’s home security suite built in to protect all connected devices.
The world's largest chip company wants to build system-on-chips based on the x86 instruction set, and the first fruits of that project are set to be released.
At its first press conference of the day at CES, Redmond says support for SoC is coming in the next version of Windows.
Instead of an Intel Atom chipset, which has become the de facto standard for this category, the EduBook sports an Xcore86 chip based on the SOC architecture.
Chip-testing firms Agilent Technologies and SynTest Technologies have agreed to work together to provide chip design consulting services. SynTest will initially work with Agilent customers as they design chips with multiple functions, saving them money and time by allowing the functions to be tested concurrently instead of sequentially. "Manufacturers are integrating more functions on each chip," said Tom Newsom, vice president and general manager of Agilent's SOC (system on a chip) unit. "Testing functional blocks...concurrently will shorten the test time dramatically, thus representing a significant breakthrough in the overall cost of testing."
Cadence Design Systems announced plans to establish a "system chips" design center in Livingston, Scotland. Under the partnership with development organization Scottish Enterprise, the new center will house more than 1,800 engineers by 2004, and will offer master-degree-level courses for system-on-a-chip (SOC) design.