The GF Pivot, Specialization Defined

The GF Pivot, Specialization Defined
by Randy Smith on 10-04-2019 at 6:00 am

On August 27, 2018, GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) announced that they were no longer going to compete in the race to the next smaller semiconductor node, at that time, the 7nm node. While surprising to some, on further analysis this move made sense. TSMC had announced its plan to invest around $25B in the 5nm technology node. GF revenue is … Read More


eSilicon and IDT Collaborate on Next-generation RapidIO Switches

eSilicon and IDT Collaborate on Next-generation RapidIO Switches
by Paul McLellan on 07-18-2014 at 9:01 am

Image RemovedEarlier in the week, eSilicon and IDT announced a collaboration to accelerate development of next-generation RapidIO switches. These are used to meet the higher performance demands required for new wireless, embedded and computing infrastructures. The two companies will initially work together to develop … Read More


Base Stations Move Away From Fixed Architecture DSP

Base Stations Move Away From Fixed Architecture DSP
by Paul McLellan on 09-06-2013 at 1:59 pm

Image RemovedHandsets moved away from fixed architecture DSP some time ago, driven by two main factors. Fixed architecture DSP consumed too much power to get good battery life in the smart-phone era, but the consumer air interface was changing fast: W-CDMA, HSPA, WiMax, 3G, LTE (which is actually a whole ‘spectrum’… Read More


DARPA looking for new base stations in new BYOD game

DARPA looking for new base stations in new BYOD game
by Don Dingee on 02-15-2012 at 1:20 pm

BYOD – bring your own device – has swept enterprises like a firestorm as CEOs wonder why they can’t use their shiny new iPad on the corporate network, and send their IT guys and gals off to make it happen. Under the right conditions and informed use, BYOD can be a productivity boom and not mess security and privacy up too badly for many … Read More