IC industry headed towards 'worry-free' mode in 2004 News & Analysis 1/12/2004 Post a comment The IC and chip equipment industries are moving into a "worry-free" mode after a long and painful slump despite lingering uncertainties beyond 2004, according to executives and analysts at the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) here Monday (Jan. 12). Mark LaPedus reports.
New Mobile and Desktop AMD Athlon 64 Processors Product News 1/6/2004 Post a comment AMD kicked off 2004 with today's (Jan. 6) introduction of the new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors 3200+, 3000+ and 2800+, said to be the world's only Windows-compatible 64-bit mobile PC processors for notebook computers.
IC market to exceed SIA's 2003 forecast News & Analysis 1/5/2004 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said it expects global chip sales to exceed its 15.8- percent growth forecast for 2003 compared to the previous year. At the same time, worldwide sales of semiconductors rose to $16.13 billion in November 2003, a 4.5 percent increase from the $15.43 billion recorded in October. The total also represented a 25.7 percent rise from November 2002, SIA reported Monday (Jan. 5).
Inside DSP on Audio: Ear To The Ground Design How-To 1/5/2004 Post a comment Digital audio is becoming one of the most prevalent, exciting technologies in consumer electronics. This article highlights the growth of digital audio in home, automotive, and portable applications, and looks at the forces driving this growth.
Inside DSP on Audio: Inside a Modern Digital Audio Product Design How-To 1/5/2004 Post a comment Modern digital audio products are sophisticated devices. How do manufacturers pack the DSP punch these applications require into small, affordable, and power-efficient systems? This article charts the anatomy of a typical consumer digital audio product, focusing on portable players and network-enabled devices.
Inside DSP on Audio: Building Good Audio Software Design How-To 1/5/2004 Post a comment What's special about audio software? This article tackles key audio software development issues, sharing hard-won lessons from years of experience. We focus on challenges and techniques in optimization and testing, using a reverb algorithm as a case study.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 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 ...