Network processor adds embedded DRAM News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment Looking for faster packet speeds, MMC Networks Inc. is using embedded DRAM cells in its latest network processor. The company's AnyFlow 5506 processor, which results from a partnership with Silicon Aquarius Inc., is the first network processor to incorporate on-chip DRAM, the company said.
Startup to offer amorphous-silicon process News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment A group of Princeton University researchers is taking its amorphous silicon process into the commercial arena with a startup called Printed Transistor Inc. The company plans to initially offer design and prototyping service for the process, which can print transistors on a wide variety of substrates, including plastic and flexible foil.
Resources News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment The following Web sites offer additional information about wireless home and Soho networking.
OFDM draws power line networking News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment Until recently, with the exception of some ahead-of-its-time research conducted by Hewlett-Packard in the late 1980s, power line networking meant the support of control networks for energy management, meter reading and home automation.
Broadband finds multilayer help News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment The promise of local multipoint distribution services and other broadband wireless access networks has yet to be realized because cost-effective and architecturally sound examples have been slow to develop over the last five years.
Java supports service gateways News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment The service gateway is a key element in making home networking a coherent environment that will facilitate the development and deployment of a wide range of advanced network-based services.
SDL tool crafts Bluetooth designs News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment As a major developer and proponent of Bluetooth and as a member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), Ericsson (Stockholm, Sweden) had a significant investment in the standard and needed to convert that investment into working technology to maintain its leadership in wireless systems.
Four issues dictate Bluetooth design News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment The Bluetooth radio uses the 2.4- to 2.5-GHz unlicensed ISM (industrial-scientific-medical) band. The global availability of the frequency range, along with the lack of licensing procedures, is expected to open the door to fast product introductions.
RF directly converts on 802.11 line News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment Wireless LAN system designers are carefully evaluating the promises of the proposed IEEE 802.11 standard. Part of this design engineering analysis takes into account various issues that can have adverse effects on new designs.
Net protocol brings low cost home News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment Driven by cellular phone and PDA applications, Personal Area Network (PAN) solutions such as Bluetooth emphasize the minimization of cost and power consumption.
Peaceful coexistence in home LANs News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment Those who look at the home-networking market and see debate rather than development miss the point: The local-area networks of tomorrow's homes will require a mix of technologies with which to deliver a growing variety of bundled information and entertainment services, both into and throughout the home or small office.
SoHo market gets set for wireless News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment Networking that goes beyond the traditional analog phone line and cable TV coax typically attached to the side of a building has been a fairly expensive option for small offices and an outright extravagance for homes.
LMDS, MMDS race for low-cost implementation News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment Advocates for wireless residential broadband access had a busy November, as the millimeter-wave camp examining 28- and 38-GHz local multipoint distribution service (LMDS) networks raced to make consumer and business systems cost-effective for single-user Internet access.
CMOS image sensor goes mainstream News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment Logitech Inc.'s recently announced upgrade strategy for its QuickCam Express digital camera line has pulled CMOS pixel sensor technology one step closer to the mainstream commercial market.
Wireless home yields more apps News & Analysis 11/30/1999 Post a comment As wireless LAN speeds approach 11 Mbits/second-faster than the speed of traditional, wired Ethernet LANs-new markets will want to reap the benefits.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 7 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 ...