Extending the Network
News & Analysis 5/31/2003 Post a comment
Wired LANs have demonstrated their effectiveness in tying together computers and equipment to create an effective conglomerate machine with abilities beyond that of the individual desktop machine. The extended reach of a networked machine makes it part of something much bigger than itself.
Where Forth Art Thou, Bluetooth?
Design How-To 5/29/2003 Post a comment
A few short years ago, supporters touted Bluetooth as a panacea for many of the cable congestion and PAN problems facing consumers and businesses alike. The technology promised a low-cost and low-power solution for wireless transmission and reception of data and voice. Although growing in popularity and vendor support, Bluetooth-enabled products have not been as pervasive as these supporters originally thought they would be. Jim Lipman reviews the technology and looks at some of the reasons for
Forging a Brighter Future in High Tech
Design How-To 5/15/2003 Post a comment
Technical conferences continue to be one of the best and most cost-effective mechanisms for fostering these close relationships and finding out what other organizations are doing. Ian Getreu, the General Chair of the 40th Design Automation Conference (DAC) provides a preview of the show in Anaheim, CA from June 2-6.
The InfiniBand Architecture for 2003 and 2004
Design How-To 5/14/2003 Post a comment
In August of 1999 all of the major server vendors combined to develop a new I/O "fabric" for servers and storage within the enterprise data center and developed the InfiniBand Architecture. This fabric's goal was to provide IT managers with a better way to deploy, scale and manage computing power within the data center. Mellanox Technologies'
Byran Longmire takes a look at the direction of the InfiniBand Architecture over the next two years.
CANopen: An Introduction
Design How-To 5/13/2003 1 comment
The profile family CANopen defines a standardized application for distributed industrial automation systems based on CAN. IXXAT Automation's Konrad Etschberger provides an introduction to the profile pamily.
ESCWell ARMed and More
News & Analysis 5/6/2003 Post a comment
The well-attended April Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in San Francisco proved to be a shot-in-the-ARM for the electronics industry. Jim Lipman provides a wrap-up of the most exciting news out of ESC.