Startup's tool gives C/C++ models speed edge over RTL
News & Analysis 6/28/1999 Post a comment TransModeling Inc., a three-man startup, previewed a system-level tool for developing high-speed C or C++ models and testbenches at the Design Automation Conference last week. System Modeler is claimed to create hardware models that will run at least 100 times faster than register-transfer level (RTL) models.
Compaq expands OEM pact with Cabletron News & Analysis 6/28/1999 Post a comment Despite market perceptions that it has failed to dent the lower-end enterprise and workgroup networking markets, Compaq Computer Corp. isn't throwing in the towel for its network and access communications organization. Rather, the company has expanded its reseller pact with Cabletron Systems Inc. (Rochester, N.H.) through a new OEM agreement, announced today (June 28), under which Cabletron SmartSwitch Layer 3 and 4 switch-routers will be offered by Compaq, bearing the Compaq brand name.
Microsemi buys Narda Semiconductor to strengthen military hand News & Analysis 6/28/1999 Post a comment Microsemi Corp. today announced it has spent $5 million in cash to acquire Narda Microwave's semiconductor operation, which manufactures varactor diodes, pin diodes, chip capacitors and Schottky devices for telecommunications, wireless systems, satellites and test/measurement equipment.
IEEE ratifies Gigabit Ethernet standard News & Analysis 6/28/1999 Post a comment After delays earlier this year, the IEEE Standards Association has ratified the specification that enables Gigabit Ethernet to be transported over standard copper cabling a move that could accelerate the adoption of the high-speed LAN protocol for desktop systems.
Suppliers differ over Rambus DRAM plans News & Analysis 6/28/1999 Post a comment With the launch date for Direct Rambus DRAM fast approaching, several memory suppliers said they will not
devote more than token manufacturing resources to the high-speed
technology until sometime next year.
Flexible dual UART runs in multiple environments Product News 6/28/1999 Post a comment Philips Semiconductors has introduced the SC28L92 dual universal asynchronous receiver transmitter (UART), which operates at 3.3 V and 5 V with either an Intel or a Motorola bus and supports both the commercial and the industrial temperature ranges.
Power supply has a built-in EMI filter Product News 6/28/1999 Post a comment The TPS150 Series U-Bracket switching power supply from Total Power International Inc., here, measures 3 x 6 inches and sports a built-in EMI filter. The device, a member of Total Power's Gold Series, also features universal input, overvoltage protection and overload protection.<
Power-managing ICs roll Product News 6/28/1999 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp. has in quick succession released a slew of innovative control chips and drivers designed to cover the breadth of power management and control-from portable applications to CPUs with the most demanding requirements.
Mini dc/dc series delivers 5 kV Product News 6/28/1999 Post a comment Emco High Voltage Co.'s Q50 and Q50N (negative output) miniature dc/dc converters deliver up to 5 kV for sub-mA applications in photomultiplier tubes, avalanche photodiodes and piezo devices.<
Ohmite resistors offer high joule ratings Product News 6/28/1999 Post a comment The A series of non-inductive, ceramic composite resistors from Ohmite Manufacturing Co. are offered in standard sizes between 2.5 W and 5.5 W, with resistance values ranging from 1 ohms to 15,000 ohms in standard 10 percent tolerance (5 percent available upon request).
Memory boost for TI DSPs Product News 6/28/1999 Post a comment White Electronic Designs Corp. says its new memory ICs for Texas Instruments Inc.'s TMS320C5x family of digital signal processors provide a 66 percent space savings and improve performance over monolithic solutions.
Transducer outputs 90 dB Product News 6/28/1999 Post a comment The COT-01A audio transducer from Star Micronics America Inc. features sound output of 90 dB at 10 cm and at 2.7 kHz and 3.2 kHz.
Data converter gauges power Product News 6/28/1999 Post a comment Analog Devices Inc.'s AD7755 power-measurement data converter is designed for metering active energy in single-phase electricity distribution systems.
Li-ion batteries offer 15 hour Product News 6/28/1999 Post a comment Electrofuel Inc. says it has almost doubled the previous endurance record of rechargeable batteries using its lithium-ion SuperPolymer technology. With an energy density of 470 Watt-hours/liter and 183 Wh/kg, the batteries will run laptop computers 15 hours or more on a full charge. Typical lithium-ion polymer batteries reach densities of less than 300 Wh/liter, and in some cases are below 200 Wh/liter.
Diplexer does dual-band duty Product News 6/28/1999 Post a comment Toko America Inc.'s LTF3216D-F series chip dual-band frequency separators are tailored for mobile communications designs, including AMPS-PCS, GSM-DCS and PDC-PHS.
MCU-support chips from WSI Product News 6/28/1999 Post a comment WSI has introduced five zero-power ZPSD813F microcontroller-support ICs that add external in-system programmable (ISP) flash memory and programmable logic to 5-V, 8-bit CISC designs without a significant increase in power drain.
Imagenation board grabs digital images Product News 6/28/1999 Post a comment The PXD1000 frame-grabber board from Imagenation Corp. claims to "take the pain out of migrating machine-vision applications to a digital solution," said president George Fabel, bringing "exceptional ease-of-use and a comprehensive feature set" to the PCI bus.
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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