Modular units speed DSP/ARM solutions Product News 11/24/2003 Post a comment LSI Logic Corp.'s newest ZSP processor core module boards are aimed at SoC and platform developers that want to integrate a ZSP500 or ZSP400 based subsystem with any available ARM processor core module. These board-level solutions are said to provide for seamless integration and a rapid prototyping environment for shortened time-to-market for voice, multimedia or wireless applications.
AMD makes splash on MPU, fab fronts News & Analysis 11/24/2003 Post a comment Last week was a big one for Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
At Comdex early in the week, Sun Microsystems Inc. announced it has adopted AMD's 64-bit Opteron for new single- and dual-processor servers. According to analyst Nathan Brookwood of Insight64, Saratoga, Calif., Sun executives hinted that the company might use Opteron for Sun workstations, of which roughly a million units are sold each year.
Processors Begin 64-bit Push Product News 11/23/2003 Post a comment At the Microprocessor
Forum IBM unveiled its first 64-bit PowerPC microprocessor,
one of 18 new computer, embedded or network processors
detailed the event.
First Look: IBM's Power5 Processor Product News 11/18/2003 Post a comment Power5, which will debut in 2004, will be a dual-core processor with a shared L2 cache memory and external L3 caches integrated on a multi-chip module (MCM). Power5-based systems will be four times as
fast as IBM's current Power4-based p690. Murray Slovick examines IBM's newest server chip.
Itanium to Get Multithreading in 2005 Product News 11/16/2003 Post a comment Rick Merritt reports that Intel Corp. will use multithreading and a whopping 24 Mbits of cache in the Montecito version of its Itanium processor. The news could vault Itanium ahead of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Ultrasparc, according to industry analysts, but the Intel processor will still lag IBM Microelectronics' Power series.
Intel Takes Gaming To The Extreme Product News 11/3/2003 Post a comment Intel Corporation on Monday (Nov 3)introduced the Pentium 4 processor Extreme Edition supporting Hyper-Threading (HT) technology at 3.20 GHz. The Santa Clara, CA chipmaker said computers based on this new processor are expressly designed for high-end gamers and computing enthusiasts.
IBM scores processor win for Xbox News & Analysis 11/3/2003 Post a comment Microsoft Corp. and IBM Corp.'s Technology Group announced today (Nov. 3) that the next- generation Xbox electronic game console will use a yet-to-be-designated IBM processor.
IBM's chip will replace Intel Corp.'s Pentium III processor now in the current Xbox version. The Intel chip runs at 650 to 800MHz.
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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