Broadcom aims to spread 100-Gbit Ethernet with single-chip solution Product News 4/25/2012 7 comments Broadcom announced its fourth-generation Ethernet network processor, which it claims is the industry's first chip to use massive parallelism by virtue of its 64 packet-processing cores running at one gigahertz. Providing full-duplex 100Gbit per second performance, it can also be configured to provide a dozen 10-Gbit channels.
Nokia downgraded to 'junk' News & Analysis 4/24/2012 20 comments Another quarter of disastrous financial results for Nokia last week, with a quarterly loss of $1.7 billion, has led to the Finnish phone maker’s debt being downgraded to “negative” and even “junk” by major financial consultants.
Tensilica aims at Chinese audio News & Analysis 4/24/2012 2 comments Tensilica is banking its future growth on the world's largest electronics market by adding support for China's Dynamic Resolution Adaptation standard to its entire library of over 100 audio encoders, decoders, an sound enhancement chips for adding high-fidelity audio digital signal processors to mobile handsets.
3-D FPGAs enable silicon convergence News & Analysis 4/24/2012 7 comments Altera says its three-dimensional FPGAs can incorporate a host of traditionally discrete components to boost system performance and minimize power consumption.
Freescale ups ante with quad-core Qorivva Product News 4/24/2012 4 comments Freescale Semiconductor said its new quad-core Qorivva MPC5746M microcontroller boost performance up to 5-times plus includes specialized circuitry for safety, security and input/output including on-chip Ethernet.
ST-Ericsson rescue plan underwhelms News & Analysis 4/24/2012 4 comments The plan put together to try and transform the fortunes of struggling mobile chip company ST-Ericsson NV by CEO Didier Lamouche, announced Monday (April 23), at one level makes a kind of sense but also looks like the last throw of the dice by an unlucky gambler.
CSNE helps bring STEM to NYS school districts News & Analysis 4/24/2012 Post a comment A partnership between the New York State School Boards Association and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany will create innovative local school programs that will help students gain 21st century learning and career skills in emerging fields such as nanotechnology.
ARM profits, sales up in Q1 News & Analysis 4/24/2012 2 comments Processor IP licensor ARM has posted yet another quarter with increased sales and profits as it continues to benefit from being designed into market leading smartphones and tablet computers.
Wafer inspection gets smart News & Analysis 4/23/2012 1 comment By adding intelligent parallel processing, KLA-Tencor Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.) has increased the throughput of its wafer inspection and metrology tool by as much as four times.
Startup claims 'Holy Grail' of SoC design News & Analysis 4/23/2012 23 comments Startup Algotochip claims to have achieved the Holy Grail of chip design: the ability to create complete system-on-chip designs from a C-code specification and test stimulus vectors in eight to 16 weeks.
Veteran Fujitsu exec to lead U.S. chip subsidiary News & Analysis 4/23/2012 2 comments Fujitsu Semiconductor announced that 30-year Fujitsu veteran Satoru Yamaguchi was named to lead its U.S. subsidiary and its wireless products subsidiary.
Wireless Products announced that 30-year Fujitsu veteran Satoru Yamaguchi was named president and CEO, replacing Yutaka Suzuk, who is retiring.
Equipment book-to-bill ratios diverge in U.S., Japan News & Analysis 4/23/2012 Post a comment The three-month rolling average book-to-bill ratio for North America-based semiconductor capital equipment vendors improved for the sixth straight month in March, while the ratio for Japanese vendors declined for the third straight month, according to trade groups.
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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