Crocus signs up smartcard maker for MLU
News & Analysis 11/21/2011 Post a comment
Crocus Technology Inc., a vendor magnetic of RAMs, has announced that Morpho, a division of Safran Group and a supplier identification, detection and e-document technology, plans to develop smartcards based on Crocus' Magnetic-Logic-Unit technology.
SerDes chip enables integration of multiple video streams
Design How-To 11/18/2011 2 comments
In a parking assist system example, single twisted-pair communication and an interface chipset provide a bidirectional control channel with a minimum latency and general purpose I/O functionality, enabling seamless frame-synchronous processing of individual video data streams.
Spain, Nvidia plan ARM-based supercomputer
News & Analysis 11/14/2011 7 comments
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has announced it will develop a hybrid supercomputer based on Nvidia Corp.'s Tegra ARM CPUs and the firm's CUDA-supporting Tesla GPUs, with hopes of reaching exascale performance.
TSMC reports strong October sales bounce
News & Analysis 11/10/2011 1 comment
chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has posted a significant sequential sales increase in October, providing more evidence of an upturn in the semiconductor market.
Combine power feed and data link via cable for remote peripherals
Design How-To 11/10/2011 6 comments
It is possible to combine power distribution and high-speed data transmission by sharing a shielded twisted pair cable. A power feed network is necessary at both ends for power injection and extraction. By properly designing this network, and managing power supply switching noise, performance degradation is minimized.