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May 27, 2021
Following the announcement of Armv9 just a few weeks ago, now Arm has released three new CPU cores for mobile, including a successor the Cortex-X1, cunningly called the Corte-X2.
Arm Cortex-X2, A710, and A510 deep dive: New Armv9 CPU designs explained

Arm has upgraded all three of its mobile CPU tiers to Armv9. Here’s everything you need to know about them. Starting with the Cortex-A710 and the Cortex-X2.


Cortex-A510: Finally, a new little core

Arm hasn’t released a new little core in four years, which is an eternity in smartphone years. Thankfully, the wait is over as the company has launched the Armv9-based Cortex-A510 to pick up where the Cortex-A55 left off.


New GPUs: Mali-G710, Mali-G510, Mali-G310 – Up to 20% better performance

Arm has also launched three new GPUS: the Mali-G710, Mali-G510, and the Mali-G310. The Mali-G710 offers up to 20% better performance while the Mali-G510 includes a new feature (not even found in the G710) called Arm Fixed Rate Compression (AFRC).

Finite State Machines

A Finite State Machine can, at any given time, be in exactly one of a fixed number of states. The machine can transition from one state to another depending on some input data or event.


How to Implement a Finite State Machine in C

Following my introduction to Finite State Machines, which used Python to implement the FSM, here is a very quick video about how to implement a FSM in C. Using the same example as in the previous video, this one verifies a floating-point number to see if it is good.

Firewalla Gold

The Firewalla Gold is a prosumer or small business firewall with an impressive set of features including ad-blocking, traffic shaping, load balancing between two Internet connections, failover between two Internet connections, safe search, a VPN client & a VPN server, Docker, and more! Here is my review.

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