Avanti licenses design constraints format from Synopsys
News & Analysis 9/29/1999 Post a comment In a move that promises to smooth interoperability between their respective tool suites, Avanti Corp. and Synopsys Inc. have announced that Avanti has licensed Synopsys Design Constraints (SDC), a combined timing, clocking, area, power and test format for describing deep-submicron design intent.
ESC: Ericsson, ARM ally on Bluetooth controller cores News & Analysis 9/29/1999 Post a comment Advanced RISC Machines Ltd. and cellular-phone maker Ericsson announced a partnership on products for the Bluetooth wireless networking scheme at the Embedded Systems Conference. Under terms of the deal, ARM and Ericsson will collaborate on the development of microcontroller cores and firmware to support Bluetooth transceivers.
ESC: Emulator steps up to embedded cores
News & Analysis 9/29/1999 Post a comment Claiming to bring software developers the same level of control and visibility for embedded processor cores that they've had for off-the-shelf microprocessors, Embedded Performance Inc. (EPI) rolled out its first Majic (multiprocessor advanced JTAG interface contoller) emulators at the Embedded Systems Conference this week.
Kestrel applies FDM to carrier products News & Analysis 9/29/1999 Post a comment Kestrel Solutions Inc. took an unusual solution to metropolitan access bottlenecks at last week's National Fiber Optics Engineers Conference in Chicago, where it demonstrated prototypes of an optical add-drop multiplexer based on frequency division multiplexing (FDM) technology. Kestrel founders come from the direct-broadcast satellite industry, where FDM has been used for years.
Samsung expands core library News & Analysis 9/29/1999 Post a comment Beefing up its ability to offer customers a wider complement of ASICs and ASSPs for networking applications, Samsung Semiconductor Inc. has licensed two DSP cores to expand its embedded communications lineup.
Quake recovery could sap critical supplies News & Analysis 9/29/1999 Post a comment A leading semiconductor market research firm is warning that Taiwan's foundry industry may sap the available supply of critical materials needed to restore production facilities to full operation following the devastating earthquake that rocked the island last week.
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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