Conferees ponder Taiwan's design rise News & Analysis 7/29/2004 Post a comment Taiwan's ascendancy in the electronics design food chain seemed official on the floors of the fourth annual Embedded System Conference-Asia and the twelfth annual Electronics Design Automation & Test-Taiwan Conference & Exhibition here this week. From Hsinchu, Majeed Ahmad filed this report.
Suchmaschinen-Chip löst IPv6-Probleme News & Analysis 7/29/2004 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor bringt mit dem 'Ayama 20000' ein neues Mitglied seiner Familie von Network-Search-Engine-Chips (NSE) auf den Markt. Der neue Chip ist speziell für umfassendere Such- und Klassifizierungs-Anforderungen von neuen IPv6-Netzdesigns ausgelegt.
Embedded network security kit available for Zilog's eZ80Acclaim MCU Product News 7/28/2004 Post a comment ZiLOG, Inc. has begun to offer an embedded network security kit for its eZ80Acclaim! family of 8-bit flash microcontrollers. The complete kit enables design engineers to develop embedded networking applications over any TCP/IP network that requires secured data transmission using SSL (Secured Socket Layer) technology.
Stepper-motor IC drives auto apps Product News 7/28/2004 Post a comment Allegro MicroSystems' A3980, an automotive-friendly addition to the company's line of microstepping motor driver ICs, features a unique two-wire interface with translator for control of step, step-size, and direction. The interface and translator provide for operating bipolar stepper motors in full-, half-, eighth-, and sixteenth-step modes without the need for a complex system controller.
Atmel's AVR MCU targets high-end CAN networking Product News 7/28/2004 Post a comment Atmel Corp.'s AT90CAN128, an 8-bit AVR Flash microcontroller with extended CAN (Controller Area Network) capabilities boasts 16 MIPS processing speed for many CAN networking and industrial applications, including factory and building automation, medical equipment, marine networking and print media.
AMD unveils processors for home market News & Analysis 7/28/2004 Post a comment Seeking to capitalize on the increasingly processor-intensive needs of the home and business PC market, AMD, Sunnyvale, Calif., has introduced a line of desktop and mobile processors designated the Sempron series.
Building Advanced Switching Backplanes: ATCA Hardware Issues News & Analysis 7/28/2004 Post a comment Advanced switching holds a great deal of promise in emerging Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture designs. But, to be an effective option, designers must first deal with issues like topology, cabling, trace routing, and interconnection. From CommsDesign.com, a Vitesse engineer explains some of the analog design issues.
Unique, dual-connected op amp enables two stages in one chip News & Analysis 7/27/2004 Post a comment Microchip's MCP62x5 family enables a standard two-stage amplifier signal chain to be implemented into an eight-lead package with a power-saving chip select. The internal connection of the two stages enables one operational amplifier to feed into the other making a more compact design.
Rough ride predicted for cellular RF power amplifier makers News & Analysis 7/27/2004 Post a comment Manufacturers of the RF power amplifiers and RF power semiconductors used in cellular base stations are in for a rough ride over the next few years according to market research group ABI (Oyster Bay, NY). The main concern, according to ABI Research senior analyst Lance Wilson, is the inevitable slow down of large-scale GSM deployment. From London, John Walko filed this report.
Stand-alone digital audio receivers to remain a blip on the landscape News & Analysis 7/27/2004 Post a comment A forecaster, the Diffusion Group, predicts that u.s. market for digital audio receivers will flare up and die. According to the Dallas-based Diffusion Group, the early market for digital audio receivers (DAR) such as NETGEAR's MP101 and digital audio adapters (DAA) such as Apple's Airport Express will enjoy rapid growth through 2006 and then face a host of market challenges.
Samsung unveils HDTV System-on-Chip News & Analysis 7/27/2004 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Korea, has introduced a system-on-a-chip (SOC) device for high-definition TVs and digital set-top-boxes to meet FCC requirements. The S5H2200 is a single-chip solution that incorporates dual HD MPEG-2 decoders, which can simultaneously provide high-quality audio and video for digital broadcasts to the sub-screen as well as to the main screen, an ARM920T-based 330MHz CPU, and the company's proprietary picture improvement function, DNIe (Digital Natural Image Engine).
Genesis reports loss, though unit shipments rise Product News 7/27/2004 Post a comment Genesis Microchip Inc. reported a net loss of $1.3 million on sales of $52.8 million in its first 2005 fiscal quarter ended June, compared to net earnings of $1.4 million on sales of $53.9 million in the year-ago fiscal quarter. In the previous fiscal quarter ended March, Genesis lost $1.9 million on sales of $54.9 million.
Tools; A Must For New Technologies Product News 7/27/2004 Post a comment Third party design automation tools typically will lag behind the tools from the company which supports a their new and proprietary technology. Sometimes, we see a coordinated effort to release new technology along with a rollout of third party tool makers, but for the most part, the manufacturers tools precede the third party tools.
Caching In On High Speed DRAM Product News 7/27/2004 Post a comment Aimed at enhancing performance of servers, network routers, PCs and other IT infrastructure components, two new techniques for DRAM technology were developed.
Unique, dual-connected op amp enables two stages in one chip Product News 7/27/2004 Post a comment Microchip's MCP62x5 family enables a standard two-stage amplifier signal chain to be implemented into an eight-lead package with a power-saving chip select. The internal connection of the two stages enables one operational amplifier to feed into the other making a more compact design.
Anadigics meet guidance but posts loss Product News 7/26/2004 Post a comment Anadigics Inc. recorded a net loss of $11.7 million on revenue of $22.7 million in the second quarter, up 7% sequentially from the previous quarter vs. guidance of a 5% increase. In the year-ago quarter, the Warren, N.J. supplier of wireless and broadband devices posted a net loss of $13.7 million on sales of $18.0 million.