Intel, AMD cross swords in quad core News & Analysis 9/5/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. officially rolled out the last and top-end member of its quad-core processor family, the Intel 7300, previously known as Caneland, is geared at four-way PC servers and debuts just days before archrival Advanced Micro Devices is expected to roll out its long-anticipated quad-core Barcelona.
CellMetric debuts mobile TV test systems at IBC Product News 9/5/2007 Post a comment CellMetric, a Cambridge, England-based start up focusing on RF test and mobile video infrastructure hardware and software, is launching a DVB-H composer application to generate test transport streams at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.
CSR ups the ante in Bluetooth performance News & Analysis 9/5/2007 Post a comment Bluetooth chip specialist CSR expects to have mobile handsets and headsets on the market that use its latest BlueCore6 silicon by the third quarter of next year. The latest iteration features improved voice quality, lower power consumption and better RF performance.
CSR raises the bar again on Bluetooth performance Product News 9/5/2007 Post a comment CSR has launched its sixth generation of BlueCore silicon for Bluetooth. The BC6-ROM chip has been specifically designed to offer better voice quality, lower power consumption, better RF performance, a smaller BOM, smaller footprint, and easy host interfacing.
Step-down regulator delivers 12 A Product News 9/5/2007 Post a comment Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3610, a high-efficiency, synchronous buck regulator that can deliver up to 12 A of continuous output current at voltages as low as 0.6 V.
Vivace launches VSP100 design tools Product News 9/4/2007 Post a comment Vivace Semiconductor has announced the availability of its VSP100 development and integration systems for the high-performance VSP100 media processing chip, aimed at consumer mobile applications.
Group looks to 60GHz for fast data transfer News & Analysis 9/4/2007 Post a comment Scientists at the Georgia Electronic Design Center in the U.S, led by Professor Joy Laskar, are working on ways to use extremely high radio frequencies, up to 60GHz, to transfer very large data files over short distances.
GaAs chip integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth RF front ends Product News 9/3/2007 Post a comment Check out ANADIGICS' front-end ICs that offer a high level of GaAs on chip integration by incorporating a power amplifier (PA), a low-noise amplifier (LNA), a Bluetooth path, and an RF antenna switch all in a single low-profile package measuring 3 mm x 3 mm x 0.55 mm.
Global chip sales up 2.2% from last July News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment The three-month average of global chip sales for July, was $20.6 billion, up 3.2 percent on the previous month and an increase of 2.2 percent for year-on-year growth, according to numbers from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization. The three-month average of sales of semiconductors in Europe in July 2007 reached $3.28 billion, an annual growth of 3.5 percent.
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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