MCU enables energy-efficient lighting systems Product News 2/28/2005 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor has hopes of penetrating smart fluorescent lighting applications that require power factor correction and/or high-resolution pulse width modulation with its newest 8-bit microcontroller line.
ZiLOG's MCU fits in 8-pin package Product News 2/23/2005 Post a comment Packing all the functionality of its larger 20- and 28-pin XP family members, but using 80 percent less space on the printed circuit board is ZiLOG's Z8 Encore! XP microcontrollers in a small 8-pin footprint.
Collaboration entre Sequans et ARM News & Analysis 2/23/2005 Post a comment Lors du Congrès mondial 3GSM à Cannes, Sequans Communications, jeune pousse française spécialisée dans la conception et le développement de composants pour la technologie WiMAX, a révélé un accord de collaboration avec ARM pour l’intégration du processeur ARM926EJ-S dans ses solutions WiMAX de prochaine génération.
8-bit MCU supports full-speed USB 2.0 Product News 2/22/2005 Post a comment Designed to support full-speed USB 2.0, STMicroelectronics uPSD3400 Turbo Plus series of 8051-class embedded flash microcontrollers offers system-level-integration with flash and SRAM densities of up to 256-kbytes and 32-kbytes, respectively.
February Newsletter: Developing Performance Claims that Customers Trust News & Analysis 2/18/2005 Post a comment Processor vendors hoping to penetrate new signal processing applications must convince prospective customers that their processors will perform well in the target application. Customers are often reluctant to accept vendors' performance projections, particularly if key application software components have not yet been fully implemented.
February Newsletter: ADI Expands Blackfin Family Design How-To 2/18/2005 Post a comment Late last month Analog Devices announced four new members of its Blackfin processor family, the ADSP-BF534, 'BF536 and 'BF537 and 'BF566. These new devices target network-connected applications that require both signal processing and control processing. Such applications include IP set-top boxes, networked media players, and automotive safety equipment.
February Newsletter: Jeff Bier's "Impulse Response" Design How-To 2/18/2005 Post a comment It almost seems as if processor designers have agreed on what the perfect embedded processor should look like, and that all architectures are converging on this design. As a result, vendor focus will play an increasingly important role in distinguishing embedded processors from one another.
Prozessor-Erwärmung erhitzt Designer Product News 2/8/2005 Post a comment Die rapide steigende Leistungsaufnahme von Mikroprozessoren ist eines der zentralen Themen auf der International Solid State Circuits Conference. Experten suchten nach Methoden, den Leistungsbedarf der Chips im Zaum zu halten – und die Wärme wieder schnell vom Chip zu bekommen.
Application processors duel Teardown 2/7/2005 Post a comment Convergence of functionality in handset designs is constantly raising the bar for value-added features, such as cameras, games, music playback and video capturing. It is estimated that the average cost of a handset will drop from about $125 today to $110 by 2008. In contrast, the average cost of the ICs within the handset will increase from approximately $40 today to $44.50 by 2008, as consumers demand higher functionality at a low price. A versatile application processor is key to achieving a s
Foxton hält Intels Prozessorchips kühl Product News 2/7/2005 Post a comment Die Wärmeentwicklung bei seinen Prozessoren macht Intel zu schaffen. Auf dem Branchentreffen ISSCC (International Solid-state Circuit Conference) stellt Intel Maßnahmen vor, um die Wärmeentwicklung in ihrem geplanten 64-Bit-Prozessor 'Montecito' unter Kontrolle zu bekommen. Außerdem präsentierte das Unternehmen neue Technik für die drahtlose Übertragung von Daten mit sehr hoher Bandbreite
Intel reveals MIMO radio, dual-core Itanium News & Analysis 2/7/2005 Post a comment Intel Corp. will use the International Solid State Circuits Conference to introduce a dual-core Itanium processor along with one of the first CMOS radio chips using multiple-input/multiple output antenna technology.
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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