WSTS revises forecast for stronger chip market growth
News & Analysis 10/29/2003 Post a comment
With the threat from Sars retreating for now, the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization sees double-digit percentage growth year-on-year for the worldwide market from 2003 through 2005. The personal computing, wireless communications and digital consumer sectors are driving the current upturn. From Brussels, Peter Clarke reports.
Programmable spread-spectrum clock reduces EMI jitters
Product News 10/27/2003 Post a comment
Cypress announces what it feels is the industry's First Field-Programmable Spread-Spectrum Clock Generators. Spread spectrum has be used for EMI reduction. New programmming techniques and Socket Adaptor Kits round out a complete interface for a broad range of digital systems and peripherals. Jon Gabay has this assessment.
FPGAs Boost Performance Levels of Wideband Digital Receivers
Design How-To 10/8/2003 Post a comment
Few component technologies have evolved as rapidly in the last few years as FPGAs. In this highly competitive market, each new generation of devices delivers faster speeds, improved density, larger memory resources, and more flexible interfaces. Totally new resources, such as dedicated hardware multiplier blocks and complete processor cores, also appear. Specifically, hardware multipliers have afforded FPGAs a strategic entry into DSP applications, where they are now challenging both ASICs and p