Nvidia closing the gap on Intel in graphics chips News & Analysis 7/31/2007 Post a comment Nvidia has made significant gains during the second quarter in graphics chip shipments and is closing the gap on market leader Intel while AMD continued to lose ground compared to its share in the corresponding quarter last year.
Startup challenges Intel in 10G Ethernet News & Analysis 7/25/2007 Post a comment A handful of Intel Corp.'s former competitors in the chip set business have formed a startup called ServerEngines that is rolling out a 10G Ethernet device that will vie for sockets with a part introduced recently by Intel.
Intel does 10 Gbit without TOEs News & Analysis 7/23/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. rolled out a 10 Gbit/second Ethernet controller supporting its I/O Acceleration Technology and PCI Express, but not the Remote Direct Memory Access and TCP Offload Engines getting broad support in future networks.
IEEE will write 40, 100 Gbit/s Ethernet specs News & Analysis 7/20/2007 Post a comment Engineers have struck a deal to pave a road map to both 40 and 100 Gbit/second options for Ethernet networking and create a single IEEE task group that will start writing the specifications which could emerge in draft form by early 2009.
Designers struggle to turn on Internet TV Design How-To 7/18/2007 Post a comment Computer, set-top box and Web companies share a concept for Internet television systems that link TVs with video on the Web, but thorny problems including quality of service and to many codecs and digital rights management systems are hampering their efforts in iTV.
Optical controller simplifies GPON transceiver design Product News 7/18/2007 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS1865, an optical control, calibration and monitor IC that is designed to simplify GPON transceiver design. All control, monitoring, and fault management functions are implemented in the optical controller's CMOS process.
NRL researchers report spintronics advance News & Analysis 7/17/2007 Post a comment Naval Research Laboratory scientists will next month describe a technique that could bring next-generation spintronics--silicon semiconductors that encode bits based on the spin of individual electrons--a step closer.
ESL rolls out fiber-to-RS485/422/232 interface converter Product News 7/2/2007 Post a comment Aimed at defense applications, Electro Standards Laboratories' (ESL) Model 4149 high speed ruggedized fiber-to-RS485/422/232 interface converter provides typical operating speeds of 1.5-Mbits/s for RS232 to fiber conversion and 20-Mbits/s for RS485/422 to copper conversion.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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