Minolta Dimage X: a different view on optics
Teardown 5/27/2004 Post a comment
Electronics integration continues to reduce camera form-factor and cost though a clear partitioning of digital and analog functions suggests little technical or economic benefit from combining disparate functions into a common IC process. Sometimes the road less-integrated provides an optimum balance of function, design risk, and cost, particularly when it comes to mixed-signal systems, writes David Carey in this installment of Under The Hood " Analog Edition. That doesn't mean there isn't a lot
AMD continue de prendre ses distances par rapport à la course au mégahertz
News & Analysis 5/25/2004 Post a comment
Afin de se distancer un peu plus encore de la course au mégahertz, le groupe d’AMD Corp. chargé des solutions de connectivité a annoncé qu’il utiliserait une « cote performances-puissance » pour définir ses processeurs embarqués. Cette nouvelle approche aura comme résultat que les noms de processeurs auront des nombres supérieurs à la fréquence d’horloge exprimée en mégahertz (MHz).
AMD continues shift away from megahertz race
News & Analysis 5/24/2004 Post a comment
In the latest step away from the megahertz race, AMD Corp. said it will use a "performance-power rating" to name its embedded processors. The move means processor names will have higher numbers than the clock rating expressed in megahertz.
MIPs-based MPU employs fast system interconnect for comm. apps
Product News 5/24/2004 Post a comment
PMC-Sierra's RM9150 microprocessor combines the E9000 64-bit MIPS microprocessor core with the new system interconnect called the Fast Device Bus for embedded control processing applications such as Ethernet routers and switches, line cards, network attached storage, industrial control, high-end laser printers, imaging, and high-end consumer applications that require multip
Intel bringt neue Notebook-Prozessoren
News & Analysis 5/12/2004 Post a comment
Intel hat seine Palette stromsparender Notebook-Prozessoren der Serie Pentium M um drei Modelle erweitert. Gemeinsame Merkmale sind höhere Taktraten und Unterstützung für die WLAN-Norm 802.11g.
May Newsletter: Stretch Announces Software-Configurable Processor Architecture
Design How-To 5/11/2004 Post a comment
Last month Stretch Inc. announced the availability of an unusual new processor chip family, the S5000. This family pairs a 300 MHz Tensilica Xtensa RISC processor core with a 100 MHz reconfigurable compute fabric. The reconfigurable fabric, referred to as the Instruction Set Extension Fabric (ISEF), allows a set of custom instructions to be added to the RISC processor's instruction set at run-time via software.
Summit dwells on innovation's future
News & Analysis 5/9/2004 Post a comment
A senior executive with IBM Corp. told a technology summit here on Thursday (May 6) there will be a six orders of magnitude decrease in cost per computer calculation over the next 35 years.
Semiconductor cycle to peak next month, analyst warns
News & Analysis 5/9/2004 Post a comment
The debate rages on about the current semiconductor cycle as one analyst warned the industry will reach its peak as early as next month. It's all downhill for both the chip and IC equipment sectors starting in June of 2004, said Kevin Vassily, an analyst with market researchers Susquehanna Financial Group LLP (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.).
VeriWave fields test system for WLANs
Product News 5/8/2004 Post a comment
Determined to end the ad hoc and custom nature of wireless-LAN testing, VeriWave Inc. introduced hardware and software that tests WLAN conformance and reliability at all stages of system development.
Global chip market up March-to-March
News & Analysis 5/4/2004 Post a comment
The three-month average of global semiconductor sales in March was $16.275 billion, according to numbers published by the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA), which cited statistics from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization. Peter Clarke has this report.