Serial Switched PCI: Expanding Architectural Capabilities Design How-To 12/23/2003 Post a comment This article is an introduction to the application of serial switched PCI in systems designs. Serial Switched PCI inherently provides key benefits of increased flexibility, scalability, and reliability, and eliminates many limitations inherent in bus-based architectures. In particular, this article will demonstrate how the application of serial switched PCI expands the capabilities of existing PCI based designs. Several real world applications illustrate the benefits and ease of use of StarFabri
Digital vs. Analog Design for a Multi-Gigabit SerDes News & Analysis 12/2/2003 Post a comment Market demands are continually pushing semiconductor developers to design smaller, faster chips that consume less power. This article by TriCN's Hansel Collins and Steve McConnell addresses the drivers in the market creating the demand for these smaller, faster, less power-intensive interfaces, the challenges in designing them, and the advantages of digital design techniques in the implementation of these new high-performance interfaces.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.