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Conexant on Wednesday introduced its third CODEC for upcoming digital headsets using a USB Type-C interface. The new CX20888 chip is specifically tailored for headsets and supports a variety of advanced features, such as a headphone amplifier, active noise cancellation, sampling rates up to 96 kHz and so on. The company unveiled the product at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai in a bid to attract the attention of Chinese makers of consumer electronics. The Conexant CX20888 is built around an ARM Cortex-M0 controller core (clocked at 50 MHz) and is equipped with two 32-bit Conexant DSPs (both clocked at 100 MHz) with floating point assist—bringing the total compute power of the DSPs to 400 MIPS—as well as 504 KB of SRAM that's shared between the...

BaseMark Announces The Power Assessment Tool (PAT)

Basemark has traditionally been a software company. We've seen and used a lot of their benchmarking test suites including Basemark OS and Basemark X. Seeking to expand its portfolio...

10 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/2/2016

MWC 2016: Hands On with Alcatel’s Plus 10, A Win10 2-in-1

Ever since OLPC tried to bring cheaper portable laptops around the world, there has been a steady stream of low level devices with one primary goal – get users...

11 by Ian Cutress on 2/29/2016

Hands-On With the Xiaomi Mi5 - High-End at a Mid-Range Price

It’s been over 18 months since Xiaomi announced the Mi 4 back in June 2014, and today the company is finally ready to release the predecessor in the form...

105 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/25/2016

Intel Announces XMM7480 LTE Modem: 4x DL CA, 256QAM

At MWC 2016, Intel announced their latest modem, the XMM7480. While to some extent Intel’s cadence isn’t quite as aggressive as others in the modem space, Intel’s modems are...

9 by Joshua Ho on 2/25/2016

Samsung Announces 256GB UFS Embedded Storage Solution

Interestingly enough, we’re seeing something of a division in the mobile storage space, as it seems that some OEMs are focusing their efforts on UFS for internal storage, while...

22 by Joshua Ho on 2/25/2016

MediaTek Announces New Helio P20

Yesterday MediaTek announced the successor to last year's Helio P10. The Helio P10 was announced back in June with devices being announced and released in the following months. Even...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/23/2016

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

Early Exynos 8890 Impressions And Full Specifications

It's been an interesting day here in Barcelona as I've had the pleasure to get a hands-on with both LG's new flagship, the G5, as well as Samsung's new...

94 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/21/2016

Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

If you've followed our reviews for the past year, it was probably evident that the Galaxy S6 was one of the best phones launched last year. With one of...

123 by Joshua Ho on 2/21/2016

Samsung Announces the Gear 360: Consumer VR Content Creation

In addition to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung is also announcing a camera for VR content. Rather than the extreme setups that we see with some...

0 by Joshua Ho on 2/21/2016

LG Announces the LG G5: 5.3-inch QHD with Snapdragon 820

Today just before the official beginning of Mobile World Congres 2016 we were happy to attend LG's G5 launch event. The G5 is the successor to last year's much...

30 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/21/2016

The LG G5 Launch Event Live Blog

We're here at MWC 2016 in Barcelona to cover LG's keynote, aptly named LG G5 Day.

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/21/2016

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

Revisiting The Google Pixel C - Better, But Not There Yet

Last month I published my review of the Pixel C. While I thought it was a very interesting tablet, in the end I was unable to give it any...

67 by Brandon Chester on 2/17/2016

Samsung Announces New Exynos 7870 Mid-Range 14nm SoC

Today Samsung announced a new mid-range SoC called the Exynos 7870. The new SKU sports 8x Cortex A53s running at up to 1.6GHz. The GPU should be an ARM...

17 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

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Wear 2100 IoT SoC

Along with today's announcements of the Snapdragon 425, 435 and 625, we also see the reveal of a new wearables-oriented SoC: the Snapdragon Wear 2100. In the past we've...

23 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2016

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 625, 425 & 435 Mid- and Low-End SoCs

Today Qualcomm announced three new SoCs in the mid and low-end Snapdragon lineup. At the lowest end we find the Snapdragon 425 offering a very frugal CPU configuration consisting...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/11/2016

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

Skylake Iris Pro hits Intel’s Pricing Lists: Xeon E3-1575M v5 with GT4e

One of our forum members, Sweepr, posted Intel’s latest pricing list for OEMs dated the 24th of January and it contained a number of interesting parts worth documenting. ...

70 by Ian Cutress on 1/26/2016

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