Arc and Siroyan catch ARM's Amba bus News & Analysis 8/31/2001 Post a comment ARC International and Siroyan have joined the list of companies to adopt ARM's Amba as an on-chip system bus, making it easier for both companies to plug into systems and IP built around it.
TI attempts to speed adoption of high-speed 1394b link News & Analysis 8/27/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Texas Instruments Inc. today announced it was the first chip supplier to demonstrate 800-megabit-per-second devices for the industry's new 1394b serial bus standard, which doubles the speed of existing 1394 links and increases distances by more than 20 times to 100 meters.
API slashes headcount by 30% and halts development of Alpha MPU designs News & Analysis 8/9/2001 Post a comment CONCORD, Mass. -- API NetWorks Inc. here has reduced its headcount by 30%, or 30 employees, and halted its design activities in the 64-bit Alpha microprocessor business.
The Concord-based company also plans to "wind down" its Network Server business unit in order to focus more on the new and emerging HyperTransport I/O bus technology.
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.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments