U.S. IT spending reportedly set to rise 7% in 2005 News & Analysis 8/30/2004 Post a comment The long-battered U.S. IT sector received encouraging words in a report from Forrester Research Inc. that projects a 7 percent overall increase in spending on IT goods, services, and staff in 2005 and similar growth through 2008.
Pentium M-based cPCI board works in harsh embedded environments Product News 8/30/2004 Post a comment Pentium-M microprocessors are proliferating! Here's another example, this time in an SBC format from MEN Micro. It's new SBC comes in an operational range suitable for industrial applications. The plug-in is a single-slot 32-bit CompactPCI system controller whose CPU clocks at frequencies up to 1.8 GHz.
Fast Pentium-M single board computers will pack dual PMC slots Product News 8/25/2004 Post a comment COTS board supplier Thales Computers is pre-announcing a new line of PC-compatible VMEbus single-board computers. Although the company seems reluctant to supply data sheets and there's no info on the company's Web site, the latest PENTXM SBCs look like they'll shape up as cool-running hot tickets when they debut for real.
Embedded LabVIEW plays on new industrial platform Product News 8/23/2004 Post a comment Data-acq and test-and-measurement giant National Instruments is playing hardball at the innovation game again. Debuting what the company says are ultra high-performance embedded control and acquisition platforms, they're designed for applications where small physical size and high reliability are important. NI's new RIO technology gives LabVIEW developers the ability to define custom measurement hardware and circuitry using FPGAs and LabVIEW's popular graphical development tool.
Panel to probe Open Source's future News & Analysis 8/17/2004 Post a comment With more IT users switching on additional Linux servers and evaluating the use of Linux on the desktop as well VARs must start planning for a future in which the open-source operating system is a fixture.
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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