Airless tire reinvents wheel News & Analysis 6/30/2008 Post a comment Resilient Technologies together with the University of Wisconsin's Madison Polymer Engineering Center, are developing an airless tire to solve the problem with a four-year, $18-million grant from the Pentagon.
Extreme design: SuitSat pushes engineers' limits Teardown 6/26/2008 1 comment When engineers from Microchip Technology took a routine microcontroller inquiry, little did they know they'd be embarking on a multiyear space mission that would challenge every aspect of their earthbound engineering experience, while reconnecting them with the excitement and sense of exploration that led them to choose engineering to begin with.
Intel Core2 Duo Processor AdvancedMC Product News 6/25/2008 Post a comment Designed for AdvancedTCA or MicroTCA platforms in telecommunications, aerospace, defense, medical and industrial automation, Adlinks AMC-1000 provides high-density, low-power 64bit x86 dual-core computing, flexible PCI Express configurations and UXGA graphics.
Quad-Port PCI Express NIC with SFPs Product News 6/24/2008 Post a comment The Niagara 2084 Server Adapter by Interface Masters Technologies is based on Intel 82571 Ethernet Controller and supporting SFP pluggable modules for copper, multi mode and single mode fiber applications.
QLogic rolls 20 Gbit/s Infiniband card News & Analysis 6/17/2008 Post a comment QLogic Corp. officially rolled out its first 20 Gbit/second Infiniband adapter card and said it will follow it up later this year with a 40 Gbit/s card, going toe-to-toe with rival Mellanox Technologies.
Infiniband preps 20 Gbit/s version News & Analysis 6/17/2008 Post a comment Proponents of Infiniband have agreed to start work on a native 20 Gbit/second version of the technology that could debut in products within three years. The so-called 8x data rate could enable products that deliver up to 240 Gbits/s over a standard 12-lane connection.
AMD, Nvidia roll TFlops graphics chips Product News 6/16/2008 Post a comment Archrivals Nvidia Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices will announce their competing next-generation graphics processors on June 16, both claiming their massive multicore chips can deliver a TFlops for graphics and video as well as high-end technical and scientific applications, but the two architectures take radically different approaches to multicore, memory, silicon integration, process technology and software.
Modulator targets PONs and radio-over-fibre nets News & Analysis 6/10/2008 Post a comment CIP Technologies (CIP) has started sampling in small volumes for development and trials a reflective electro-absorption modulator targeted at developers of access networks such as 10 Gbits/second WDM passive optical nets.
Virtualization spec rides PCI Express News & Analysis 6/10/2008 Post a comment The PCI Special Interest Group has released a new standard that extends the capabilities of PCI Express for a range of computer and communication systems, opening the door to new ways to roll out shared networking capabilities for servers, and communications gear.
ExpressCards prep for leap to 5 Gbits/s News & Analysis 6/5/2008 Post a comment The PCMCIA group that manages PC-card standards said it expects to publish by early next year a version 2.0 standard supporting data rates up to 5 Gbits/s, bringing it in line with the PCI Express 2.0 standard out now and the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 spec coming later this year or early 2009.
AMD debuts notebook platform Product News 6/4/2008 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices officially rolls out a new notebook processor and platform as part of a broad attempt to grab a bigger slice of the fastest growing segment in computing with the 65nm Griffin CPU and Puma platform that lay the groundwork for a 45nm notebook CPU with embedded graphics called Swift that AMD will deliver in early 2010.
Atheros slashes cost for dual .11n routers Product News 6/2/2008 Post a comment Atheros Communications Inc. has designed a card for home WiFi routers that it will roll out the design at Computex in Taipei this week aiming to slash the price of a dual 802.11n network device in half as part of its efforts to proliferate the latest high-end WiFi technology.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...