New generations of FPGAs present developers with a level of processing performance and potential I/O bandwidth that cannot easily be matched by conventional CPU configurations. While many COTS solutions enable developers to readily make use of FPGAs for processing, the real challenge to an application is often measured in terms of I/O bandwidth, latency and connectivity.
This article addresses the impact of material choice on heat sink performance. First, we evaluate different materials using mechanical samples and a research quality wind tunnel. This testing compares a constant heat sink geometry made from copper, aluminum, and graphite foam.
There is a lot of talk about going “green” lately, and while it is noble, timely and responsible to save the environment from excessive green house gases, in these tough economic times, it can be equally as responsible to lower energy and power costs.
As a result of the Comcast Corp. v. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) court decision, Internet service providers (ISPs) are no longer constrained from slowing or blocking different types of content or access to sites that offer content that conflicts with the providers’ interests.
Similar to the trackball found on many smart phones, this sensor is easily portable and can be used to replace a mouse in many applications. The Trackball Module comes with a built in center select switch and a red LED which can be programmed to light up the trackball when desired.
Vicor Corporation’s Westcor Division announced that elements of Westcor’s proven configurable power supplies have now joined the ranks of Vicor’s military COTS products as well. They include, specifically, PFC Mini MI and PFC Micro/MicroS MI power factor corrected AC-DC switchers...
Software maker Oracle Corp. has resumed construction of a $285 million data center in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan.State and local economic officials say the company eventually will hire 100 employees at salaries averaging $82,000.Oracle broke ground in October 2008, then stopped...
Samsung Electronics reported its biggest quarterly profit ever, led by a surge in its chip business that's benefiting from an industry upturn and ongoing strength in a TV division.
Steve Jobs defended Apple's decision to exclude Adobe's Flash player from many of its mobile devices.
The 21-year-old who found Apple's next-generation iPhone prototype came forward through his attorney to say he regretted not doing more to return the phone to Apple.
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. said Friday it swung to a net profit in the first quarter from a loss a year earlier, providing further evidence of the recovery in the chip industry.
Samsung Electronics said net profit surged more than six-fold in the first quarter to a record high on strong demand and higher prices for memory chips as well as increased sales of mobile phones and flat screen televisions.Samsung earned 3.99 trillion won ($3.59 billion) in the three months...
The media conglomerate Viacom’s positive results, helped by cost cuts, may signal a recovery from weak advertising in the recession.
People are wagering on the S.E.C. case against Goldman Sachs and the fate of Lloyd C. Blankfein in an online futures market.
Motorola posted an unexpected first-quarter profit because of shipments of smartphones using the Android operating system.