Bridge chips can extend the PCI bus
News & Analysis 5/8/2000 Post a comment
The PCI specification keeps the PCI bus on a tight leash, physically and logically. There are well-defined physical limits to how far the bus can go, as well as the standard logical limit of being able to load only eight devices on a 33-MHz bus, and even fewer on a 66-MHz bus.
Op amps: the 10,000-foot view
News & Analysis 5/1/2000 Post a comment
Though semiconductor makers keep tweaking the specs, op amp selection still requires some tradeoffs. Here is a personal view on some trends to watch.