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Network processor adds embedded DRAM
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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
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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.
EtherDesign alters HDL product name
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Because of a prior trademark, startup EtherDesign Software has changed the name of its C-based hardware description language from C2HDL to SeaHDL.
Resources
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The following Web sites offer additional information about wireless home and Soho networking.
OFDM draws power line networking
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Wireless choices abound for SoHo market
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A broad variety of wired, wireless and phone-line-based systems for constructing home and small-office data networks is beginning to appear.
Intrinsix Among the 500 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in the USA.
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Westboro, Mass--November 23, 1999--Intrinsix Corp., announcedthat it was named one of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies inthe United States by Deloitte ...
MOSAID announces second quarter results-- fifth consecutive quarter of growth.
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Ottawa, Ontario--November 23, 1999--MOSAID Technologies Inc. reported revenues of $11,636,000 for its second fiscalquarter ended October 29, 1999, representing an increase ...
Chip Express Names Stephen McMinn and Howard Brodsky to the Office of the President.
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Santa Clara, Calif--November 23, 1999--Chip Express Corporation announced the appointment of Stephen McMinn and Howard Brodsky to the Office of the President. Joining ...
High-Tech Age Discrimination?
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CMOS image sensor goes mainstream
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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 has many suitors
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The electronics industry has been hearing a lot lately about the frenetic pace of the home-networking market.
Wireless home yields more apps
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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.
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