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August 2004

Industry Insider

Industry Insider

Avnet and UL Team for Product Testing Avnet Applied Computing Solutions has announced an agreement with Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The new relationship will provide Avnet customRead More...

Publisher's Letter

ATCA Out of the Starting Gate

If the showing at the recent Supercom in Chicago was any indicator, ATCA (Advanced Telecommunications Computer Architecture) and AMC (Advanced Mezzanine Card) have moved onto the Read More...

Software & Development Tools

Undersampling Simplifies Wireless Control Systems

Wireless technology has invaded nearly every aspect of consumer, business, commercial and government electronic markets. Ranging from Bluetooth headsets for cell phones to military raRead More...

Separate but Equal: Running Windows and Real Time on the Same CPU

The idea of running a desktop operating system such as Windows in the same system as a real-time operating system is a very attractive notion. Such an arrangement lets the user moRead More...

Real-Time Java Takes Aim at Embedded Control

For software programmers and system developers Java is no less than a software programming revolution—a revolution that’s eroding developers’ interest in older lRead More...

Special Section

ATCA: Ready to Take the Stage

The Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) is moving into the real world. Beyond trial installations now, Huawei, the Chinese telecom company, is deploying real systems toRead More...

ATCA and AMC Combine to Provide a System within a System

ATCA is the first open platform to garner serious interest among mainstream telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs). Part of this has been the willingness of component suppliers anRead More...

AdvancedTCA-Based Application-Enabling Platforms: Raising the Bar

A new way of developing and deploying real-time computing solutions is taking hold in the telecommunications industry and represents a quantum leap forward in how vendors view outRead More...

AdvancedTCA Unleashes Possibilities beyond Telecomm

The AdvancedTCA (ATCA) specification was released in late 2002 with the involvement of more than 100 members of PICMG. Originally targeted for the demanding needs of the telecommuRead More...

Tech Feature

Configurable Computing: The Search for the "Sweet Spot"

If anyone has ever doubted the primacy of software in the functionality of embedded systems, one has only to look at the amount of activity going on that is trying to adapt hardwarRead More...

FPGAs in High-Performance Signal Processing: The Big Picture

Many emerging programs in radar and sonar, as well as signal and image processing, face increased performance demands and added functional requirements, with constraints on size aRead More...

Domain-Optimized FPGA Architectures Enable Reconfigurable SoCs

System-on-a-Chip (SoC) design is becoming more complex—and more expensive. Soaring ASIC costs—at $10M and up for 130nm CMOS technology and threatening to at least doubRead More...

Instant Hardware...Just Add C

If a standard microprocessor or microprocessor core just won’t run a demanding audio, video, image processing, communications or other algorithm fast enough, design teams tuRead More...

Technology in Context

Power Distribution Architectures: The Evolution Continues

With each generation of processor, memory chip, DSP and ASIC, the trend to lower voltages at higher currents continues to challenge the infrastructure needed to support these contRead More...