Closer Look: Smoking gun in the DRAM market? Blog 6/25/2002 Post a comment For all the headlined DRAM legal eruptions last week, the memory market is unlikely to be affected. The volatile DRAM prices will be far more swayed by the old demand-and-supply cycles than any federal investigations.
Closer Look: AMD in danger of falling behind Intel in performance race Blog 6/5/2002 Post a comment Despite current marketing hype, Advanced Micro Devices next technology thrust against arch-rival Intel Corp. comes late this year. That's when a not-yet-introduced Athlon version of the 32-/64-bit Hammer family debuts and the 512KB L2 cache Athlon, code-named Barton, is unveiled.
In the meantime, AMD is sticking doggedly to its Athlon core design with virtually no changes. The firm next Monday will unveil its new 130-nanometer (0.13-micron) node Athlon XP processor, but except for shrinking th
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...