Motorola updates PowerQuicc families Product News 4/30/2004 Post a comment Motorola Inc.'s Freescale Semiconductor entity announced updates of its PowerQuicc II Pro and PowerQuicc III families at the Smart Network Developers Forum Tuesday (April 27). The two architectures, based on the e300 and e500 PowerPC cores, respectively, each added encryption blocks, and Motorola said it plans announcements soon on e700 cores as well.
Two stretch configurable-CPU arena with new entries Product News 4/26/2004 Post a comment The ranks of configurable CPUs " processors designed to be augmented by customer-specified execution units " will expand significantly today with independent announcements by Faraday Technology Corp. and startup Stretch Inc. The two architectures, both derived from CPU designs, bring new dimensions to the market.
Application processors target mobile phones Product News 4/26/2004 Post a comment Renesas Technology America, Inc. says its new SH-MobileL application processor chip (SH7322) delivers the finely-tuned mix of performance and functionality that's needed to add attractive enhanced multimedia features to the affordable next-generation mobile phone systems.
Intel's sales falls 7% in Q1, sees flat-to-down Q2 News & Analysis 4/13/2004 Post a comment You know what they say: Intel sneezes and the whole industry gets a cold. The bellwether's earnings are dropping precipitously too, though this year's first quarter was better last's, reports SiliconStrategies Mark LaPedus. Let's hope this doesn't become a major flu.
Intel puts PC spin on wireless CPU Product News 4/13/2004 Post a comment Intel Corp. will bring standards-based PC multimedia, power-management and security capabilities to cell phones, with the rollout of an Xscale-based applications processor that takes a notably different path from such established cell phone chip makers as ARM Ltd. and Texas Instruments Inc.
STMicro turns to ARM for 32-bit MCU line Product News 4/12/2004 Post a comment STMicroelectronics has jumped into the 32-bit microcontroller standard products marketplace with the launching today (april 12) of its new STR710 and STR720 series of devices based on the ARM7 "Thumb" cores from ARM Holdings plc.
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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