Single junction circulators target cellular base stations Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment RF Micro Devices has introduced five single junction circulators that deliver optimum electrical performance and rugged construction required by the demanding operational requirements of the high power, linear amplifier and transceiver sections of cellular base stations, repeaters and other forms of transmission equipment.
Synopsys debuts 5 GHz PCI express core Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment Synopsys officially rolls out a silicon core for PCI Express 2.0 April 28, claiming the 5 GHz technology is beginning to get attention from designers at a time when experts say the industry is moving at a relatively slow pace down the Express road map.
Kit enables easy RF modem development Product News 4/23/2008 Post a comment Microchip Technology is offering for just $240 the EZLink development kit from Integration Associates that provides wireless customers an option for easy sub-GHz RF modem development using Microchip's PIC18F2520 8-bit MCU and Integration's IA4421 EZRadio transceiver.
New switch, transceiver and card push 10GE ahead News & Analysis 4/21/2008 Post a comment In separate silicon announcements, Fujitsu Microelectronics is debuting a switch, startup Aquantia new transceiver and Mellanox an upgraded server controller, all pushing forward what has been to date a slow transition to 10 Gbit/s Ethernet.
UPA targets 400Mbps+ powerline technology News & Analysis 4/21/2008 Post a comment The Universal Powerline Association is gathering industry consensus round an effort to develop the PowerMAX specification for powerline communications technology that will deliver 400Mbits/ second and beyond.
RF chip provides WiMAX, WiFi connectivity Product News 4/4/2008 Post a comment GCT Semiconductor is offering a single-chip solution that integrates WiMAX and WiFi radios, an ARM9 RISC processor, a 32-bit uniscalar DSP along with a full range of advanced interfaces for network, storage, and audio/visual device applications.
Silicon TV tuners tackle terrestrial TV's challenges Design How-To 4/4/2008 Post a comment Silicon TV tuners, long popular for satellite TV, have become more practical for flat panel TVs, cable set top boxes, and mobile TV. Advantages over traditional metal-enclosed "CAN" tuners include a huge reduction in size, programmability, flexibility, ease of manufacture, thermal characteristics and adjacent channel rejection.
Analysis of common failures of HDMI CT Design How-To 4/2/2008 Post a comment The HDMI standard has been broadly adopted since its release several years ago. In order to bear the HDMI logo, all HDMI products must pass the HDMI Compliance Test (HDMI CT). This article discusses the most common system design issues that cause products to fail the HDMI CT.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...