February 24, 2003
Virtual Snow Day
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80MHz. The on-chip image processing is based on Atmel's AVR technology. Most of the on-chip functions such as auto white balance, auto exposure control, color correction, flicker detection, and correction are programmable through a 2-wire serial interface. Atmel will also introduce in 2Q 2003 a camera module in VGA format that will have the same image quality, low size, image processing flexibility, and low power consumption as the Eye-On-Si product.
model; testbench data, correlation data; connector models for backplane applications; and device specific scripts/tools to evaluate simulation results.
Also from Cadence - The company announced that Texas Instruments (TI) has selected Cadence First Encounter physical prototype and placement system for use worldwide by its ASIC team. TI will integrate First Encounter into its flow for ASIC designs for the partitioning and time budgeting of high-performance ICs. TI also has integrated Cadence CeltIC into its ASIC design flow for sign-off crosstalk glitch analysis, and completed qualification work of Cadence's 64-bit 4.0 NC-SIM for chip simulation.
transistor-level schematic engine.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced that it is sampling the POSIC2G framer (CY7C9537), a 2.5 Gbps channelized SONET/SDH framer with Generic Framing Procedure (GFP). POSIC2G provides support for both resilient packet ring (RPR) protocol operation at OC-48/STM-16 (2.5 Gbps) rates and solutions for existing data transport infrastructure, as well as efficient RPR mapping with GFP. RPR technology is designed for efficient transport of packet data over a ring topology. This technology simultaneously supports traditional carrier-class features such as performance monitoring, resiliency, and data restoration, as well as newer services for packet data and latency sensitive traffic.
HP introduced two new servers, the HP ProLiant DL740 and the second-generation HP ProLiant DL760. The servers include the HP F8 chipset, hot-plug RAID memory, and HP ProLiant Essentials management software. The company says the servers are appropriate platforms for high-performance, database, and business applications. The HP F8 chipset is based on a symmetric multiprocessing architecture and combines PCI-X I/O technology, Gigabit Ethernet, Ultra3 SCSI, and the Intel Xeon processor MP. The company also says the ProLiant servers offer fault tolerance and availability, which are important, as Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Linux increase addressable memory.
Also from HP - The company has added two PCs to the HP Pavilion desktop line - the HP Pavilion 754n and 764n, which includes a DVD+R/+RW and a six-in-one media card reader, for under $1000. The six-in-one media card reader, positioned on the front of the PC, allows users to transfer data from all common flash media formats. Additionally, the 764n includes a NVIDIA GeForce MX 440 graphics card and 128 MB DDR graphics memory.
Again from HP - The company announced the HP super-scalable processor chipset sx1000 and the HP mx2 dual processor module using Intel Itanium 2 processors. The company says the products enable enterprise customers to keep IT costs down by scaling performance in existing servers - the chipset and module scale the size of HP servers using Itanium 2 processors and double the number of future Itanium 2 processors that can be used in an HP server.
Infineon Technologies AG announced the availability of a family of unbuffered DIMMs (dual-in-line memory modules) in 128MB, 256MB and 512MB densities. Based on 256Mb (megabit) Double-Data-Rate 400 Mbps (DDR400) memory, the modules are compliant with Intel specifications and designed to meet the requirements of the proposed JEDEC PC3200 3.2 GBps (gigabyte-per-second) bandwidth specification for use in the main memory of high-performance desktop PCs and workstations. The PC3200 DIMMs and memory chips are immediately available, and are produced in 0.14-micron process technologies and in production volume at Infineon's 300mm and 200mm DRAM fab cluster.
InnoLogic Systems, Inc. announced that STMicroelectronics is using InnoLogic's ESP-CV to eliminate functional bugs in its embedded memories that are included in product lines in telecom and data communications, consumer and automotive electronics. ESP-CV verifies the functional equivalency of full custom designs across various levels of abstraction. STMicroelectronics reports its designers were able to find and fix functional bugs and streamline the verification of compiler generated embedded SRAM's, ROM's and DRAM's using the tool.
the first half of 2004. Additionally, the company announced plans to sell 524 acres of land in Forth Worth, TX. The land was purchased in 1997 as part of a planned manufacturing facility. However, changes in manufacturing technology and current construction projects at existing Intel sites mean the property is no longer part of the company's future plans.
is provided for different types of traffic. The first IP (intellectual property) release will be capable of supporting PCI Express Endpoints and bridges from one to four lanes in width.
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