Ethernet group may bless 40, 100G paths News & Analysis 6/28/2007 Post a comment A group trying to chart the future of Ethernet is expected to propose at key July meeting in San Francisco a plan to set standards both for 40 and 100 Gbit/second versions of the technology to meet the diverging needs of computer and communication companies.
LSI sells consumer IC biz, cuts 900 jobs News & Analysis 6/27/2007 Post a comment Amid a move to cut 900 jobs -- or 13 percent of its workforce -- LSI Corp. has sold its consumer chip business to Magnum Semiconductor Inc. The transaction will be funded by private equity investment.
SGI sharpens blades with Infiniband News & Analysis 6/26/2007 Post a comment A casual discussion between engineers at SGI and Intel led to the creation of an SGI server blade system released today (June 26) aiming at high-performance computing clusters that uses native Infiniband for all its internal and external communications.
Xilinx brings FlexRay to FPGA Product News 6/22/2007 Post a comment FPGA maker Xilinx has implemented FlexRay IP on its Spartan-3 Automotive FPGA family. The device interacts with the FlexRay middleware and protocol stack from Vector Informatik.
Hard disks spin up new security spec News & Analysis 6/19/2007 Post a comment The ad hoc Trusted Computing Group has released for industry review a specification for securing storage devices expected to become the underpinning of secure disk drives that will become widespread over the next three years.
Tiny Nintendo DS Lite drives volume Teardown 6/18/2007 Post a comment
Nintendo is enjoying a renaissance in gaming, so it seemed like a good time to peek into its current offering in portables. While a recent Nintendo Wii teardown by Portelligent tells a fascinating story of higher-end graphics and motion-sensing controllers, the lower-profile handheld game platforms are still a big part of the company's bottom line, and they're notable for their engineering.
NXP rolls fail-safe automotive chips Product News 6/18/2007 Post a comment Adressing increasingly complex in-car networking applications, NXP has introduced a family of fail-safe System Basis Chips (SBC), designed do communicate via LIN bus or CAN bus.
Build simple and inexpensive FlexRay nodes Design How-To 6/13/2007 Post a comment The FlexRay protocol provides time-triggered communication at rates 10 times that of CAN. With its nodes being critical pieces of the FlexRay-based design, how can an automotive electronics designer get one started?
Are PC chip sets passe? News & Analysis 6/13/2007 Post a comment A debate is heating up in some circles of the PC world about whether the venerable PC chip set will stay or fade away as process technology makes it increasingly feasible to bring its features on board the CPU.
Next billion PCs shipping soon News & Analysis 6/13/2007 Post a comment All the attention is on cell phones shipping a billion units annually, but the PC is also approaching a billion units " cumulatively over 27 years. Now the next billion are expected to ship within several years and mostly to emerging markets.
Are PC chip sets passe? News & Analysis 6/13/2007 Post a comment Process technology may mean that CPU and core logic integration is possible, but don't expect the venerable chip set to quietly fade away.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...