Reactions mixed to home mesh networking effort
News & Analysis 5/12/2010 1 comment
Reactions to plans to create a mesh standard for home networks have been mixed as backers praise the effort as the future of whole home coverage, competitors from the Zigbee Alliance critique it as a late comer, those with who have worked on other wireless mesh standards indicate it won't be easy -- and some still haven't heard about it.
Cavium packs 32 cores in latest Octeon II
Product News 5/11/2010 Post a comment
Cavium Networks formally rolls out two new members of its Octeon II family upgrading and doubling to 32 the number of cores available on the communications processors, highlighting the trend to use of multicore architectures to handle increasing processing needs in broadband networks.
Marvell plans 40-nm ARM server processors
News & Analysis 5/10/2010 10 comments
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. aims to supply silicon for ARM-based servers with 40-nm multicore processors it will ship this year and is working with multiple partners including one that hopes to port a server version of Microsoft Windows to ARM.
Introduction to High-Speed Digital Design Principles
Design How-To 5/10/2010 Post a comment
This white paper discusses some of the major factors that need to be considered in designing an embedded product and the various high-speed digital design concepts that play a vital role in the functionality of the hardware/product as a whole.
Report: Netbooks fuel heady notebook growth in 2010
News & Analysis 5/6/2010 Post a comment
Sales of notebook PCs should rise a whopping 25.5 percent this year to 209.5 million units driven by growth in netbooks and a new class of low power notebooks created by Intel Corp., according to a new report from market watcher iSuppli Corp.
Why the electronics industry needs 3-D technology
Blog 5/6/2010 Post a comment
Why 3D extraction? It all comes down to the need to create, from the layout view, a more precise electrical circuit model, which when simulated gives the designer performance characteristics such as timing, power and noise, as well as other important parameters like gain, bandwidth and reliability.
Intel targets smartphones with new Atom chips
News & Analysis 5/5/2010 5 comments
Intel Corp. rolled out its latest Atom chip set, the 45nm Moorestown platform geared for use in the burgeoning market for smartphones and tablets, but observers said the PC giant's next-generation 32nm chip set will compete more effectively for handset design wins.
ARM Web site powered, in part, by ARM cores
News & Analysis 5/3/2010 4 comments
ARM Ltd. has been running a part of its Web site on ARM-based servers for about nine months as a real-world trial of its technology and at least one partner is exploring server applications using two- to four-core versions of the ARM Cortex A9.
March averaged chips sales set record, says SIA
News & Analysis 5/3/2010 Post a comment
At $23.06 billion, the three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for March set a record high, exceeded expectations and was up 4.6 percent from the equivalent figure in February and up 58.3 percent from March 2009, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.