At-speed testing cuts IC defect levels Product News 9/27/1999 Post a comment Genesys Testware has added multifrequency, built-in at-speed testing capability to its Logic BistCore product in an effort to reduce defect levels in 0.25-micron ICs. Logic BistCore is a library of parameterized, synthesizable, register-transfer-level designs used to implement built-in self-test hard cores and on-chip logic.
PCI bus card speeds up boundary scan Product News 9/27/1999 Post a comment A next-generation 32-bit PCI bus controller card from Asset InterTech Inc. is aimed at boosting the performance of the company's IEEE 1149.1-based boundary scan (JTAG) test, diagnostic and in-system programming (ISP) system.
Memory tester handles 32 sites at once Product News 9/27/1999 Post a comment Hewlett-Packard will roll out some big iron at the International Test Conference (ITC) this year, as it attempts to tackle some acute test problems posed by the latest logic and memory chips.
SST memories reprogram in a flash Product News 9/27/1999 Post a comment Silicon Storage Technology Inc. (SST) has introduced the 37 series of 3-V many-time programmable (MTP) SuperFlash electrically erasable programmable read-only memory as an alternative to one-time programmable (OTP) memory and ultraviolet EPROM.
USB encoder has PS/2 port Product News 9/27/1999 Post a comment A single-chip Universal Serial Bus (USB) keyboard encoder from USAR Systems has a PS/2 port for the hot-plug connection of legacy keyboards and pointers.
Micron Tech samples SDRAM Product News 9/27/1999 Post a comment Micron Technology is sampling 133-MHz, 128-Mbyte (PC133) synchronous DRAMs in 32 x 4 (MT48LC32M4A2TG), 16 x 8 (MT48LC16M8A2TG) and 8 x 16 (MT48LC8M16A2TG) configurations.
Schottky diode cuts space requirements Product News 9/27/1999 Post a comment Zetex has a high-current Schottky diode in a miniature SOD-323 surface-mount package that it says will support a continuous forward current of 400 mA for a typical forward voltage of 425 mV.
Replacement oscillator rolls Product News 9/27/1999 Post a comment Advanced Semiconductor Inc.'s high-frequency oscillator, the OSC-0.7L, aims at replacing Motorola's MRF905 and NEC's NE57510 and NE77310, components Advanced Semiconductor said those parts were discontinued by their manufacturers.
Mini inductor is versatile Product News 9/27/1999 Post a comment The surface-mount E66 inductor from Associated Components occupies .078 square inch of circuit-board real estate and can be wound as a common-mode choke, a high-Q inductor or a pulse transformer.
Test arena rolls dice for the big chips Product News 9/27/1999 Post a comment The International Test Conference opens this week in a new venue-Atlantic City-but attendees do not have to gamble on the technical program or the product rollouts vying for attention on the exhibit floor.
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.
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