Santa Clara, CA--October 28, 1996--The Annual VHDL International Users' Forum (VIUF) Spring 1997 Conference will be co-located with the Sixth Annual International Verilog HDL Conference (IVC-97).
The VIUF Conference, "VHDL: The Next 10 Years," is scheduled to run from March 31 through April 3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, CA). IVC-97's theme is "HDLs: Delivering Tommorrow's Designs Today." Manuscripts and proposals for Verilog-related tutorials, papers and panels are due Nov. 1, 1996.
VIUF Conference Chair Larry Saunders said that the co-located conference is intended to offer something for all VHDL and Verilog HDL designers or would be designers--paper and panel sessions, tutorials and exhibits. Exhibits demonstrating VHDL and Verilog HDL products and services, which last year reached close to 65 booths, will be open April 1-2.
A VIUF call for papers outlining submission options and suggested topics, along with deadlines, is available from Conference Organizers MP Associates.
Conference Organizers MP Associates
Fax: (303) 530-4334
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Maynard, MA--October 28, 1996--Digital Equipment Corp. (Maynard, MA) announced that its StrongARM SA-110 microprocessor will drive Apple Computer Inc.'s (Cupertino, CA) new Apple MessagePad 2000, a handheld computer that allows professionals to use business applications while away from the office. In addition, the StrongARM chip will be at the heart of the Newton platform, which will serve as the reference design for Apple's Newton platform licensees.
Digital said that the StrongARM SA-110 delivers up to ten times the performance of competitively priced, low-power microprocessors, enabling advanced features such as handwriting recognition, and Internet/Intranet communications, plus the potential for speech recognition, in handheld devices.
The StrongARM SA-110 chip chosen for the Newton platform operates at 160 MHz and is capable of higher performance than most desktop computer CPUs, while dissipating less than 1/4 W of power. In the Apple MessagePad 2000, the StrongARM microprocessor delivers 925 MIPS per W, and can run on four AA batteries for weeks of typical use.
StongARM SA-110 chips are now in volume production with performance and speed options from 115 MIPS at 100 MHz to 270 MIPS at 233 MHz. They range in price from $29 to $49 in quantities of 10,000
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