Rick Merritt, EETimes
10/22/2014 07:45 AM EDT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A handful of embedded SoCs, cores, and buses will debut at this week’s Linley Tech Processor Conference where talks will cover the waterfront from carrier networks to the Internet of Things.
The rollout of LTE gave a boost last year to slowly growing embedded markets where Intel’s x86 is the leading architecture, followed by the PowerPC. But multiple vendors are migrating to ARM-based SoCs, chipping away at PowerPC and MIPS-based designs, says Jag Bolaria, a senior analyst at Linley Group.
For example, Freescale will fill out its ARM-based Layerscape family of embedded processors with a new midrange member, the QorIQ LS1043A. The chip, sampling early next year, uses four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.5 GHz to deliver more than 16,000 CoreMarks at 6 W.
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