MPU supervisor controls options Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment IMP Inc. has introduced the IMP-1232LP, a microprocessor supervisory circuit with a user-selectable watchdog time-out period and a selectable threshold level.
AMCC seeks SiGe capacity, possible acquisitions News & Analysis 2/29/2000 Post a comment 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).
Agilent fields spate of optical net test products News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 2/28/2000 Post a comment 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.
Embedded Web server aids monitoring News & Analysis 2/28/2000 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 2/28/2000 Post a comment >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.
IEEE approves RTL synthesis spec News & Analysis 2/28/2000 Post a comment 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.
Java VM requires system orientation News & Analysis 2/28/2000 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 2/28/2000 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 2/28/2000 Post a comment 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.
The proposed H-1B visa increase makes no sense News & Analysis 2/28/2000 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 2/28/2000 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 2/28/2000 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 2/28/2000 Post a comment 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.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 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 ...