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MPLS Benchmarks Define Net Processor Performance
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Network processor vendors are lining up to claim performance pre-eminence when running the MPLS forwarding scheme. Fortunately, the Network Processing Forum's new "black box" MPLS benchmarks are already in place to level the playing field and return the real-world processor performance data that designers need.
Simulators Shred the Limits of Mixed-Signal Design
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Under pressure from 90-nm processes and rising clock frequencies, analog/digital SoC tools have stepped up to meet engineers' needs.
HFC—Reloaded
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The service capabilities being unleashed by hybrid fiber coax make a further examination mandatory.
Gateway cuts costs of cellular backhaul
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The AccessGate 500 from NMS Communications. uses advanced bandwidth-reduction techniques that the company claims halves the cost of backhauling GSM and time-division multiple-access (TDMA) networks over T1/E1 leased lines.
Simulation tool gets WLAN, turbo code upgrade
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A new version of the VisSim/Comm simulation tool can be fitted with optional modules for wireless-LAN (WLAN) and turbo code development.
Kit aids in development of Virtex-II Pro systems
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A development kit for networking-equipment designers includes the Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGA, 128 Mbytes to 1 Gbyte of DDR SDRAM, 32 Mbytes of SDRAM, 2 Mbytes of SRAM and 16 Mbytes of StrataFlash memory.
Sonet/SDH receiver can detect down to -23 dBm
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Operating at up to 3.125 Gbits/second, the ZL60011 receiver is aimed at 2.5-Gbit/s Sonet/SDH equipment designs.
High-speed D/A delivers 72.5-dB signal-to-noise
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The LTC1743 is a 50-Msample/second, 12-bit digital-to-analog converter that delivers a 72.5-dB signal-to-noise ratio, making it a fit for direct-IF applications.
Amplifiers for mobile phones take little current
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The LMV321 (single), LMV358 (dual) and LMV324 (quad) amplifiers consume 120 microamps off a 2.7-volt supply and 100 microamps off 5 V.
TSMC takes on physical challenges of 90, 130 nm
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In an ambitious attempt to fix some of the most vexing problems that have kept designers away from 130- and 90-nanometer design rules, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. will introduce this week a set of guidelines for chip design at the Design Automation Conference.
Actel Unveils Space FPGA Family
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The hi-rel business segment accounts for nearly one-third of Actel's total revenues. This segment includes space, military/aero, and automotive. Last month, Actel announced that it is pursuing the automotive electronics markets with the introduction of a group of extended-temperature-range devices (see Actel Goes After Auto Market). Designers of hi-rel equipment are attracted to Actel's antifuse FPGAs since
Altera Extends Temperature Range
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