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Archive for the ‘Microprocessors’ Category

Does my processor support virtualization?

10 Oct

I was looking around for a comprehensive list or table that would tell what models of a certain processor support virtualization technology (VT) and I found this very nice interactive page on Intel’s website. Ofcourse it lists only the Intel processors. The link is given below.

This is how it works, you just select the processor family at the left of the page and you will be shown a table for VT support on the right. Match your processor number in the right pane and you’ll know if your processor supports VT or not. You can easily get the processor model for your computer from ‘My Computer’ properties on Microsoft Windows or using the ‘cat /proc/cpuinfo’ command on Linux.

http://ark.intel.com/VTList.aspx

 

Zilog’s Crimzon Connects – Ultimate Home Automation

07 Oct

The ultimate in home automation has arrived. It comes with support for web based control of virtually all of your household appliances. I have always respected Zilog as the Z80 was the first microprocessor that I got to learn. Zilog has been quite actively working in the embedded domain for a long time. For example, the eZ80 was one of the first few microprocessors to offer a hardware TCP/IP stack.

Home automation systems need to be very user friendly, safe and energy efficient. Crimzon Connects from Zilog fulfills all these requirements. One has to see the Crimzon Connects Video to believe it. You can use an iPhone to control and command all the electronic appliances and lighting in your home connected via Crimzon Connects.

Yet another achievement by Zilog Corp. Hats Off to you !!