Internet fever makes Asian flu a memory News & Analysis 2/29/2000 Post a comment Asian Internet stocks were hit with a new wave of speculation in recent weeks when Hong Kong investors flocked by the thousands to local banks to get a piece of new Internet offering Tom.com. The huge demand for shares and the scuffles that ensued over the month-old Chinese portal signify that the Internet boom has arrived in Asia and is there to stay.
Hackers attack EDAToolsCafe Web site News & Analysis 2/29/2000 Post a comment Unknown hackers attacked and temporarily shut down a popular EDA portal site, www.EDAToolsCafe.com, on Monday (Feb. 28), just hours after the site launched "e-Store," an e-commerce capability for reselling EDA software.
Testers tackle bit error rate in high-speed digital Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. will launch two high-speed bit error rate testers (Berts) for characterizing, verifying and testing optoelectronic and high-speed digital components at the Optical Fiber Conference in Baltimore the week of March 6.
RapidIO spec bows at embedded conference News & Analysis 2/29/2000 Post a comment Mercury Computer Systems Inc. and the Networking and Computer Systems Group of Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector (Austin, Texas) announced a new spec for high-speed chip-to-chip and board-to-board interconnections at the Embedded Systems Conference on Tuesday (Feb. 29).
Motor control links by LAN Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment Galil Motion Control has incorporated both RS232 communications and Ethernet into its latest motion-control board, the DMC-1415, a single-axis controller measuring 3.75 x 5 inches.
CompactPCI CPU goes rugged Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment Men Micro Inc. calls its latest CompactPCI CPU board the F1. It combines an MPC8240 PowerPC CPU with I/O flexibility and industrial-strength operating characteristics.
A/D mezzanine feeds DSP Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment Traquair Data Systems Inc. sells a 4 x 2.5-inch A/D mezzanine board at $2,725 for use on DSP boards with a TIM-40 or Heron site.
Surface-mount oscillators reduce jitter News & Analysis 2/29/2000 Post a comment MF Electronics Corp.'s T3312 and T3212 clock oscillators are miniature, industrial-grade surface-mount devices based on inverted mesa crystals and a rugged multilayer gold/ceramic package design.
30-V MOSFET comes with BGA packaging News & Analysis 2/29/2000 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor touts its FDZ5047N as an n-channel MOSFET on a ball-grid array (BGA) that is targeted at high-efficiency synchronous rectification dc/dc converters in notebooks and VRMs.
16-Mbit EDO DRAMs roll Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI) has introduced four extended-data-out (EDO) and four fast-page-mode (FPM) Jedec-standard 16-Mbit DRAMs.
DSP codecs claim speedier voice apps News & Analysis 2/29/2000 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. has introduced two DSPcodec products designed to work with its digital signal processors in voice-over-Internet Protocol phones, hands-free car kits, PBX phones and other voice-related applications.
Oki rolls 622-Mbit/s SAR Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment Oki Semiconductor said that its ML53303 SAR622 is the first single-chip 622-Mbit/second segmentation-and-reassembly unit with a 64-bit data/ FIFO bus that supports the Utopia multi-PHY interface.
Broadcom acquires Digital Furnace News & Analysis 2/29/2000 Post a comment Broadcom Corp. will acquire Digital Furnace Corp. (Atlanta), a supplier of communications algorithms and software that supports interactive services over broadband networks. Digital Furnace's Propane software runs on Broadcom's chip sets, and the acquisition is expected to help Broadcom reduce the cost of integrating voice and data over existing cable television networks.
GPRS transceiver targets mobile phones News & Analysis 2/29/2000 Post a comment Philips Semiconductors has launched a single-chip, triple-band, General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Class 12 RF transceiver based on the near-zero intermediate frequency (N-ZIF) architecture. Philips claims it is among the first companies to develop the N-ZIF architecture for GSM applications.
ISQED conference to explore design quality News & Analysis 2/29/2000 Post a comment Called a first-of-its-kind conference by organizers, the IEEE's International Symposium on the Quality of Electronic Design (ISQED) will explore the increasingly important issue of design quality. Scheduled for March 20-22 in San Jose, Calif., the ISQED program includes a number of technical papers and panels, plus two plenary sessions.
Battery IC brings monitoring to portables News & Analysis 2/29/2000 Post a comment Dallas Semiconductor says that its DS2438 smart-battery monitor chip makes battery-management features formerly the domain of high-end systems cost-effective for portable products, such as cellular phones, two-way radios, camcorders and PDAs.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...