Netronome debuts cards, system for packet processing Product News 4/26/2010 Post a comment Netronome will debut at the Multicore Expo two PCI Express Gen2 adapter cards and a chassis-based system using its 40-core network processor announced late last year at a time when rival Cavium Networks is expected to announce a 32-core device.
AMD rolls seven embedded CPUs at ESC Product News 4/26/2010 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices will roll out at the Embedded Systems Conference embedded versions of PC chip sets, graphics and as many as seven x86 processors, including AMD's first embedded chips to support DDR3 memory and the HyperTransport 3 interconnect.
QuickLogic rolls low-power system block for mobile devices Product News 4/21/2010 Post a comment Programmable logic vendor QuickLogic announced a new proven system block for its customer specific standard products (CSSPs) that the company said enables handheld mobile system developers to conserve energy through effective power management by shutting down the CPU and the CSSP between bursts of activity caused by peripheral devices.
FCI expands D-Sub high density connector series Product News 4/20/2010 Post a comment To address a growing number of applications where higher density packaging is required, FCI expanded its D-sub high density series to include right-angle male, straight male and female,solder bucket male and female, and crimp male and female versions to its initial line of right-angle female connectors only.
Bluetooth backers explore 60 GHz future Product News 4/20/2010 Post a comment The Bluetooth Special Interest Group is expected to create a study group to help pick a transport for a future gigabit-class version of the short-range wireless technology, and the leading candidates are the two rival flavors of 60 GHz technology promoted by the WirelessHD Consortium and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance.
Update: Altera details Stratix V innovations Product News 4/19/2010 Post a comment Programmable logic vendor Altera disclosed more details about its 28-nm high-end Stratix V FPGA family, saying the devices will offer up to 1.6 terabits per second of serial switching capability, 1.1 million logic elements and 53 megabits of embedded memory.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.