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MPU supervisor controls options
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IMP Inc. has introduced the IMP-1232LP, a microprocessor supervisory circuit with a user-selectable watchdog time-out period and a selectable threshold level.
Line driver cuts power for DSL
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Elantec Semiconductor has introduced its EL1503C DSL line driver for asymmetric digital subscriber line and high-bit-rate DSL2 applications.
Component lead times pinch distributors
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Systems OEMs are facing stretched-out lead times, higher prices and shortages of certain key parts from their components distributors.
Add-on memory-module makers cut prices
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Two add-on memory-module vendors sought to ride Microsoft's coattails by announcing pricing promotions just before the recent launch of Windows 2000.
66-W dc/dc converters extend point-of-load performance
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Artesyn Technologies' NXA66 series of 66-watt, nonisolated dc/dc converters provides point-of-load power conversion and fast transient response in a vertically mounted, space-efficient package
Qualcomm and Symbian partner on CDMA wireless devices
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Qualcomm Inc. and Symbian Ltd. will work together to ensure that Qualcomm's CDMA chip sets interoperate with Symbian's wireless information software and platforms.
AMCC seeks SiGe capacity, possible acquisitions
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Applied Micro Circuits Corp. is in discussions with several companies to acquire additional silicon germanium (SiGe) production capacity, and is also actively looking for acquisition candidates, a company executive said Monday (Feb. 28).
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Alcatel to use STMicro DSP core in SoC designs
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Alcatel Microelectronics (Brussels, Belgium) has selected the ST100 DSP from STMicroelectronics as its preferred programmable DSP core for use in high-performance applications.
Agilent fields spate of optical net test products
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2/28/2000   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. will roll out bit error rate testers (Berts) next week at the Optical Fibers Conference, along with high-end LAN and telecom performance analysis capabilities developed at its Colorado Springs network systems test division.
Windows 2000 aces transaction processing test
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Having gotten Windows 2000 out the door and into the hands of large OEM and corporate users, Microsoft Corp., working with Giganet Ltd. and Unisys Corp., has released benchmark results for its new network-server operating system that emphasize its speed and cost-effectiveness.
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ECM benchmark scores byte code interpreting
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Embedded CaffeineMark (ECM) is a good benchmark for determining byte code interpretation performance.
Pros and cons to Web monitoring and control
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There are several advantages, and perhaps as many disadvantages, to monitoring and controlling a device with the Web. On the plus side:
Embedded Web server aids monitoring
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Accessing non-PC devices remotely for control or status monitoring purposes can be useful, especially in situations involving office equipment, networking hardware, security systems and vehicles.
Turnkey solutions meet Web demands
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>Imagine downloading music files to your portable MP3 player wirelessly from the Internet . . . buying concert tickets electronically through a secure Web connection downloaded to a smart card that plugs into your wireless MP3 player . . . or checking how your child is doing through a real-time video display on your favorite handheld gadget.
Real-time systems serve PS networks
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A networking methodology that should find wide use as applications move to distributed computing platforms is publish-subscribe (PS) networks.
Protocols support home gateway apps
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The technologies for networking the home are available today.
Net-centricity requires solid ground
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Almost overnight, the Net has grown from cult status to mission-critical backbone of mainstream computing.
IEEE approves RTL synthesis spec
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The IEEE will announce its approval this week of IEEE 1076.6, a VHDL register-transfer-level synthesis standard, marking the culmination of a five-year industry effort on the spec, which describes the synthesizable subset of VHDL.
Getting the right info at the right node, right time
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As their embedded designs move into an increasing-ly connected world of network-enabled appliances and embedded Internet devices, engineers and software developers have a problem.
Java VM requires system orientation
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At a time when performance comparisons are so complicated and product selection so confusing, embeddable Java platforms are particularly difficult to compare, since Java benchmarks are so misleading.
The Net challenge: Connect devices, service
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Like a tornado crashing across the sedate farmlands of Kansas, lifting objects and scattering them across the landscape, Internet connectivity is transforming both enterprise and embedded computing into a strange hybrid that is only barely recognizable.
Research by the numbers
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Many years ago, one of my professors lectured on the importance of measurement. You really don't understand something, he urged, unless you can quantify it.
EDA industry must turn its attention to reliability
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Computer system quality problems cost U.S. companies more than $100 billion dollars a year. This does not include the enormous litigation cost endured by manufacturers of such systems.
The proposed H-1B visa increase makes no sense
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The new h-1b visa increase proposed in the Senate makes no sense. To blow the lid off the H-1B cap that was raised temporarily just two years ago, before we've had a chance to see the National Academy of Sciences report on the long-term needs of the IT work force, is like closing our eyes and putting the accelerator to the floor.
DRAM deja vu
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When I look down the DRAM road map for 2000, I hear singer Graham Nash chanting, "We have all been here before." Intel Corp. has resolved Rambus will become the mainstream memory this year-a refrain we all know by heart from the airplay it received last year, to little applause.
EDA growth hits a wall
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As I write this column, on Friday, Feb. 18, Synopsys stock is down nearly 20 percent. The problem is not Synopsys-that company just announced a strong first fiscal quarter.
Xilinx FPGAs get CoreEl, Memec controller cores
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Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has available two high-level data link control (HDLC) controller cores from AllianceCore partners Memec Design Services and CoreEl MicroSystems for use in Xilinx's new Spartan-II FPGAs.
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