Chips roll for Pentium 4 systems Product News 10/31/2002 Post a comment Two new low-pin-count, bus-based input/output controllers are available from National Semiconductor Corp. for Intel Pentium 4 systems. National's PC87372 and PC87373 Super I/O controllers integrate all of the required Pentium 4 system control functions in a single chip, rather than having discrete logic scattered about the motherboard.
Distributors go mining for information Product News 10/18/2002 Post a comment Component distributors are vying to provide feature-rich, supply chain-focused data-mining tools that can help their customers reduce costs and time-to-market, concerns that aren't likely to go away even when the market turns around.
Linux ported to single-board computers Product News 10/10/2002 Post a comment MEN Micro Inc.'s PowerPC-based single-board computers (SBCs) now employ an embedded Linux operating system as a platform for a wide variety of data communication and industrial SCADA applications.
Flash module makers seek winner Product News 10/10/2002 Post a comment Manufacturers of NAND flash-memory modules are buzzing about a new kind of general-purpose storage device small enough to put on a key chain or in one's pocket or purse.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments