Agilent supplies ASICs for HP's Itanium 2-based systems News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif.--Agilent Technologies Inc. here today disclosed it is using 0.18-micron ASIC technology to ship a three-chip set solution to Hewlett-Packard Co. for workstations and servers based on Intel Corp.'s 64-bit Itanium 2 microprocessors.
Intel fills out development support for network processor lineup News & Analysis 5/30/2002 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Intel Corp. today rolled out two new hardware development platforms aimed at easing the job of designing communications systems, based on the company's IXP2800 and IXP2400 network processors. The two new platforms fill out Intel's development tools for its new network processors.
Silicon fingerprint sensor enables low-cost security News & Analysis 5/28/2002 Post a comment Forgot your PIN? Lost your access card? Password hacked? Put these security woes to bed. Your fingerprint neatly carries all that's needed to ensure secure access for a host of applications. A capacitive-based sensing chip makes fingerprint access practical.
Agilent claims first single-chip mapper for Gigabit-over-Sonet solutions News & Analysis 5/28/2002 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif.--Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the first single-chip solution for Gigabit Ethernet over Sonet and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) networks. The Ethernet-over-Sonet (EoS) mapper chip integrates a serializer/deserializer (SerDes), clock data recovery and OC-3 to OC-48 framer functions, Agilent said
Intel quits InfiniBand, but will support its deployment News & Analysis 5/24/2002 Post a comment Despite Intel's announcement yesterday that it would no longer produce InfiniBand host channel adapters (HCAs), Intel and observers were quick to say that the semiconductor giant will continue to support and play an instrumental role in InfiniBand's deployment.
SIA applauds passage of trade bill News & Analysis 5/23/2002 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association today applauded the United States Senate's passage of the Trade Promotion Authority, which will allow the Administration to negotiate to further open foreign markets to U.S. high technology exports.
Synergy Needed For 10-Gbps Backplanes News & Analysis 5/23/2002 Post a comment Designers can no longer view passive and adaptive backplane components as separate islands. To hit the 10-Gbps range, designers must develop interconnects, board traces and adaptive equalization techniques in tandem.
Advantest, Synopsys team up on failure diagnostics for complex ICs News & Analysis 5/21/2002 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Advantest Corp. announced it was collaborating with Synopsys Inc. to develop a fast, accurate failure diagnostics system for deep-submicron system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The failure diagnostics tools will leverage Synopsys' TetraMAX automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) technology, said Advantest.
Storage switches need fast, programmable data path processors News & Analysis 5/20/2002 Post a comment To effectively consolidate networked attached storage (NAS), SANs and other emerging storage solutions into a single storage infrastructure, will require an intelligent storage networking switch that includes data path processing performance in the tens of Gigabits/second.
Infiniband backs 'blade' servers News & Analysis 5/20/2002 Post a comment With the convergence of telecom/datacom switching centers and traditional LAN and Internet-based data centers, a distributed server architecture based on "blades" is emerging.
'Linda' spans telecom/Web servers News & Analysis 5/20/2002 Post a comment Many limitations of current servers and the failover techniques used to achieve the appropriate level of reliability necessitate compromises when applied to telecom services.
Valley control: One power management trick for new generation PCs News & Analysis 5/15/2002 Post a comment Pentium-based computers can demand up to 60 amps from 1-V line. But powering the CPU core is only one challenge: clocks, peripherals, PCI and graphics bus drivers - even DDR memory - demand a variety of voltages and currents from an otherwise "Green PC." IMVP demands more aggressive power management techniques. This Fairchild engineer explores the main challenges for powering both desktop and notebook PCs.
Developing Flows for 3G FDD Modem Designs News & Analysis 5/15/2002 Post a comment Frequency division duplexing (FDD) has emerged as the early modem winner in 3G wireless architectures. Now design engineers must implement and rework design flows to build these complex modem designs.
Compact silicon drives color phones Teardown 5/14/2002 Post a comment The Sony-Ericsson T68 mobile phone exemplifies the kind of feature-rich, high-margin handset the wireless industry is banking on for future profits. Its hardware design reflects the trend toward more compact, powerful silicon.