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.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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