To integrate or not? Analog, digital strategies diverge News & Analysis 11/6/2001 Post a comment
As enthusiasm for application-specific, system-level semiconductor solutions grows, some analog-IC makers maintain there is increased need for a "less is more" approach that allows discrete and mixed-signal functionality to remain partitioned from the digital blocks. Others, however, disagree.
Mitsubishi wedges two 16-bit MCU series between 8- and 32-bit segments News & Analysis 11/6/2001 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Believing that many microcontroller applications are ready to migrate from 8-bit to 16-bit processing performance, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. this week rolled out two new series products for a wide range of embedded control applications. The M16C/10 is aimed at bridging the "void" between 8- and 16-bit control, while the more powerful M32C/83 will be marketed as a low-cost alternative to 32-bit MCUs, said the company.
Cellular base station IC sales to regain momentum after 2002, says new report News & Analysis 11/5/2001 Post a comment OYSTER BAY, N.Y.-- Integrated circuit revenues for cellular-phone base stations will remain relatively flat at around $380 million in the next year or so, but IC sales are expected to gain momentum after 2003, when carriers move to next-generation wireless services and increase the volume of their networks, according to a new forecast from Allied Business Intelligence Inc. here.
AMCC, IDT to eliminate 'glue' chips between network and IP processors News & Analysis 11/5/2001 Post a comment BOSTON-- Integrated Device Technology Inc. and Applied Micro Circuits Corp. today announced a partnership to offer "seamless" interfaces between IDT's Internet protocol (IP) co-processors and AMCC's network processors for edge routers and security communications systems operating at OC-12 to OC192 line rates.