Monitors verify protocols Product News 5/29/2001 Post a comment A line of white-box protocol monitors, called CheckerWare Monitors, has been added to the 0-In Design Automation Inc. suite of white-box verification solutions. The monitors verify protocol correctness for a range of complex industry-standard buses and interfaces, including PCI, PCI-X, Low Pin Count (LPC), Utopia Levels 1-4, Amba buses for the ARM microprocessor, SDRAM and double-data-rate SDRAM.
Force Computers flexes 2U rack-mount system Product News 5/29/2001 Post a comment The Flexor System 2, a 2U system for high-density rack-mount applications from Force Computers Inc. includes a Flexor range single-board computer with integrated graphics, Ethernet, disk controller, serial and Universal Serial Bus.
Title VGA ports get ESD protector Product News 5/29/2001 Post a comment California Micro Devices' integrated passive VGA port protector, the PACVGA105, has seven channels of electrostatic-discharge protection for the signal lines commonly found in a PC's VGA port.
Winbond launches 256Mbit DDR SDRAM line Product News 5/24/2001 Post a comment HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Winbond Electronics Corp. has introduced a line of 256Mbit double-data-rate (DDR) SDRAM chips, following the lead of first-tier companies such as Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Consortium reviews new standards for testing networking chip and board technologies Product News 5/23/2001 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif. -- A consortium that hopes to set new IC-testing standards for high-speed networking chip and board-level technologies has narrowed its proposals to three separate solutions.
The so-called AC-Extest Working Group--an organization that consists of automatic-test equipment suppliers, chip makers, and OEMs--plans to review IC-testing proposals from three different companies: Agilent Technologies, Cisco Systems, and Philips.
Aluminum nitride in terminator Product News 5/21/2001 Post a comment Bird Component Products Inc. has substituted aluminum nitride as an alternative to beryllium oxide substrates to create the environmentally friendly Model 100-NST-FN termination offerings.
VMEbus DSP board boasts 10,000 Mips Product News 5/21/2001 Post a comment A hot-swappable VMEbus DSP board from Communication Automation Corp. combines 96 DSP cores with a pair of MIPS RISC processors, for what the company says is a peak performance of more than 10,000 Mips.
SBC features programmability Product News 5/21/2001 Post a comment A programmable single-board computer from Tidal Engineering Corp. has a fully integrated C development environment and an IEEE-488 General Purpose Interface Bus controller for flexible, rapid instrument development.
PC133 DIMMs have low profile Product News 5/21/2001 Post a comment A 1.125-inch-high, 168-pin PC133 dual in-line memory module from Kentron Technologies is available with densities ranging from 128 Mbytes to 1 Gbyte.
Stacking connector touts very high density Product News 5/21/2001 Post a comment Teradyne Connection Systems' newest interconnect offering, the very high-density metric (VHDM) six-row stacking connector, provides a press-fit solution for stacking applications such as daughtercard-to-backplane and daughtercard-to-granddaughtercard links.
MCUs migrate to flash memories Product News 5/14/2001 Post a comment San Jose, Calif. - Declining prices and market timing pressures are driving a mass migration from mask ROM to flash memory embedded into microcontroller ICs.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 14 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 ...