90-nm StrataFlash eyes mobile Teardown 11/21/2005 Post a comment Intel Corp.'s highly anticipated 90-nanometer StrataFlash cellular memory (M18) family is now available, and it does not disappoint. The device evaluated by Semiconductor Insights, with a part number of 28F512M18, is the most advanced NOR device on the market, thanks to its effective die size and its performance advantages. The 512-Mbit NOR flash operates on a 1.8-volt power supply, has a burst frequency of 108 MHz and a die size of 43.8 mm2. The 28F512M18 uses Intel's multilevel-cell (MLC) tech
Omap2420 antes up for handsets Teardown 11/14/2005 Post a comment During some downtime at the San Francisco Airport, fresh from the latest CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment conference, I had a moment to reflect on the flurry of presentations and sermons. It struck me that even with purposeful positioning from most of the companies present this year, they had all converged (pardon the tech pun) on the same theme: voice, data apps, music and video, all done wirelessly. That makes my life a little easier as I sit down to write a review of Texas Instruments' Om
ZigBee SoCs provide cost-effective solutions Design How-To 11/8/2005 Post a comment The IEEE 802.15.4 standard and ZigBee wireless network technology are ideal for the implementation of a wide range of low cost, low power and reliable control and monitoring applications within the private home and industrial environment.