AMD Expands Developer Center Support Services for 64-bit Apps Product News 10/30/2003 Post a comment The company has enhanced both in-lab and "virtually there" development using secure VPN and Remote Desktop Terminal Services. Platforms supported include the beta of Windows XP 64-Bit Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems, the beta of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems and the next version of Windows, code named "Longhorn."
Pericom announces asynchronous mode support for PCI-to-PCI bridges News & Analysis 10/29/2003 Post a comment Asynchronous mode allows users to run the secondary bus at a frequency that is not derived from the primary bus, thus providing far greater support for next generation PCI bus designs. Asynchronous mode support is significant as customers engineer newer faster designs that need to merge with slower legacy devices, Pericom says.
LVDS serializer touts dc balance feature Product News 10/29/2003 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products' MAX9209 21-bit low-voltage differential-signaling serializer offers users a programmable dc balance, which allows isolation between the serializer and deserializer by using ac coupling. The device serializes 21 bits of LVTTL/LVCMOS parallel inputs to three LVDS outputs
WSTS revises forecast for stronger chip market growth News & Analysis 10/29/2003 Post a comment With the threat from Sars retreating for now, the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization sees double-digit percentage growth year-on-year for the worldwide market from 2003 through 2005. The personal computing, wireless communications and digital consumer sectors are driving the current upturn. From Brussels, Peter Clarke reports.
Pericom announces asynchronous mode support for PCI-to-PCI bridges Product News 10/29/2003 Post a comment Asynchronous mode allows users to run the secondary bus at a frequency that is not derived from the primary bus, thus providing far greater support for next generation PCI bus designs. Asynchronous mode support is significant as customers engineer newer faster designs that need to merge with slower legacy devices, Pericom says.
DSP development platforms support real-time COTS Product News 10/28/2003 Post a comment Pentek has been in the habit of supplying cost-effective, standard system boards for high-performance, multi-channel embedded applications. But a strategic alliance with DSPCon enables the company to target fully-integrated, cots-based solutions. TRS off-the-shelf products eliminate the time and risk associated with new technology system development, the company says.
New market needs challenge ASICs News & Analysis 10/27/2003 Post a comment Standard-cell designs under 'evolutionary' pressures
Cost pressures, changing requirements, and short design windows seem to favor programmable-chip solutions, but are ASICs becoming extinct? Not exactly.
Actel's Axcelerator FPGAs cover full military temperature range News & Analysis 10/27/2003 Post a comment Actel Corp. today will release samples of its high-speed Axcelerator FPGAs that have been qualified for the full military temperature range.
The development, Actel said, will allow military and aerospace OEMs to implement interfaces like 1Gbit/s Fibre Channel and 66MHz PCI that were previously supported only in commercial and industrial-grade FPGAs or custom chips.
Jazz Semi inks accord with Shanghai foundry News & Analysis 10/27/2003 Post a comment Jazz Semiconductor Inc. has signed a technology process licensing agreement with Shanghai foundry Hua Hong NEC. The aim is for HHNEC to begin prototyping 0.25- and 0.18-micron CMOS and silicon germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS devices using the Jazz processes by the end of 2004, and develop a 0.13-micron process in 2005.
Motorola speeds MRAM to market News & Analysis 10/27/2003 Post a comment Motorola Inc. claims to have essentially solved one of the major challenges facing magnetoresistive memories, with technology it has incorporated in 4Mbit MRAM samples shipping now to select customers.
Ultra low power logic speeds Flash Memory connections in portable designs Product News 10/27/2003 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor International's additions to its NC7 series of TinyLogic family feature Ultra Low Power consumption. The NC7SV19, a 1-of-2 Decoder/Demultiplexer, is designed specifically for high speed flash memory selection while operating from low operating voltage, dramatic power savings and minimal space requirements.