Transmitting IP Efficiently over the Network Design How-To 10/31/2001 Post a comment The increasing demand for bandwidth to carry information over the Internet is putting a strain on IP providers who offer low-cost IP transport. Michael T. Moore of Cypress Semiconductor discusses the different protocols for transmitting IP across networks and describes a techniquevirtual concatenationfor increasing bandwidth-use efficiency.
Ready or not, here come more powerful networking ICs for trodden market News & Analysis 10/22/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- More than a half dozen chip suppliers this week are expected to launch a new round of network processors and related products at the Network Processors Conference here, but it's unclear if the weakened marketplace is ripe for these next-generation products given the sharp downturn in the communications business, according to analysts.
Intel hopes to leverage processor technology into RF and SiGe News & Analysis 10/19/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. here gave a rare glimpse of just how the company fans out its most advanced microprocessor fabrication technologies into new markets, including its upcoming foray into the radio-frequency (RF) and silicon-germanium (SiGe) chip sectors.
During a press briefing at Intel's headquarters earlier this week, the company outlined its major push into 0.13-micron technology (see Oct. 17 story ). As part o
TI claims to offer first 1.8-volt optimized standard logic series News & Analysis 10/19/2001 Post a comment DALLAS -- Just like the battery-powered toy bunny on TV commercials, standard logic devices seem to keep going and going. To prove that point--and keep its lead in the $2.4 billion logic chip market--Texas Instruments Inc. today claimed to be the first supplier to announced a next-generation standard logic family that's optimized for 1.8-volt systems, but operational at sub-volt levels.
Via plans push for faster DDR memory News & Analysis 10/18/2001 Post a comment Via Technologies plans to launch a version of its double-datarate (DDR) chipset for Pentium 4 PCs that will support 333MHz DRAMs early next year, joining Acer Labs and SiS in backing the higher-speed memory.
National's new info-appliance MPU packs enhanced x86 core, power management News & Analysis 10/15/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Pushing ahead with its information appliances chip strategy, National Semiconductor Corp. this week will officially launch its new Geode GX2 series of integrated processors, based on a re-engineered x86-based core, 0.15-micron process technology, and a new modular architecture with built-in power management circuits.
Adaptive Silicon rolls out enhanced software for embedding programmable logic in ICs News & Analysis 10/15/2001 Post a comment LOS GATOS, Calif. -- In a move to expand and secure its role as a supplier of embedded programmable logic technology for chip designs, Adaptive Silicon Inc. today announced an enhanced version of its development software, which includes a new graphical user interface, integrated synthesis and rule-checking analysis tools to accelerate the introduction of new ICs.
The Wireless LAN Rush Design How-To 10/12/2001 Post a comment Everything seems to be going wireless, including the local area network (LAN). A number of approaches to the wireless LAN (WLAN) have emerged, however, creating confusion and uncertainty as to which standard to embrace. Richard A. Quinnell provides an explanation of the structure and application of the current WLAN alternatives.
Implementing Bluetooth in an Embedded Environment Design How-To 10/10/2001 Post a comment Most of us have heard about Bluetooth and how it will replace many cable connections in networks and between various devices. However, few people have an understanding of how Bluetooth really works. Geoff Lawday of Tektronix gets "down and dirty", describing the Bluetooth protocols, qualification procedures, and testing methods.
NEC licenses 32-bit RISC core to Synopsys for design library use News & Analysis 10/2/2001 Post a comment TOKYO -- NEC Corp. announced it has licensed its 32-bit V850E RISC processor core to Synopsys Inc. for inclusion in a design library of intellectual property (IP) functions. Synopsys said it plans to release the V850E IP core in its DesignWare library during the fourth quarter of 2002.
Motorola prepares 0.18-micron SiGe:C for chip designs in Q1 2002 News & Analysis 10/2/2001 Post a comment MINNEAPOLIS -- At a technical conference here today, Motorola Inc. disclosed its next-generation 0.18-micron silicon-germanium:carbon process technology, which is aimed at radio-frequency ICs in wireless handsets and other high-speed devices in gigabit optical communications. The 0.18-micron SiGe:C process will be ready for IC designs in the first quarter of 2002, said Motorola