Datacenter server processor chips have proven valuable as pluggable and removable devices for the socket connectors mounted to a server’s main PCB board. However, the number of contacts per socket connector has dramatically risen over the last few years. New chips offer 3000 to 5000 or more contact pads per flip chip. Typically, the socket […]
How the terabit class of pluggable cables and connectors is advancing
The world of gigabits began some 25 years ago, with a progression of interface lanes and links — from 100G and 200G to 400G and then 800G using IO standard and proprietary connectors and cables. Believe it or not, gigabit lanes were first used in 1999. Today, we’re entering the terabit phase with interface links […]
6G: A tale from two conferences
October 2022 featured two conferences looking at 6G. The metaverse topped both, but engineering and sustainability were featured, too.
In-vehicle danless computers with Intel 10th generation processors sport EN50155 railway certification
Premio Inc., a global provider of edge and embedded computing technology, released its ACO-6000-CML In-Vehicle Computers, which now support Intel 10th Generation CML-S (Comet Lake S) and Xeon W processors. This industrial-grade computer is the latest addition to Premio’s railway and in-vehicle (ACO-6000 Series) portfolio of fanless and high-performance embedded designs. The ACO-6000-CML Series In-Vehicle Computer […]
IEDM: Mating GaN with CMOS
Gallium nitride (GaN) is a promising material for RF/mmWave and power applications because of its ability to operate at higher voltages and frequencies than silicon while exhibiting lower losses. The integration of GaN technology with CMOS technology, especially if built using mainstream silicon CMOS tools and fabrication processes, could usher in inexpensive next-generation PC/mobile devices […]
Six new desktop processors boast up to 16 cores and 24 threads
Today at Intel Innovation, Intel unveiled the 12th Gen Intel Core processor family with the launch of six new unlocked desktop processors, including the world’s best gaming processor, the 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K. With a max turbo boost of up to 5.2 GHz and as many as 16 cores and 24 threads, the new desktop processors reach […]
Future connectivity: More than just 5G
At the 2021 (virtual) IEEE Microwave Symposium, the industry looked at where wireless is going and how it will get beyond 5G.
Five reasons why TSN over 5G promises timely deliveries
The Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) family of IEEE 802.1 network standards bring reliability and low latency to applications over Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and 5G.
Mobile fronthaul gateway solution accelerates 5G deployment
Altran has created an industry-first disaggregated fronthaul framework based on Intel field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that will enable wireless carriers and network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to accelerate large-scale 5G fronthaul deployment in a scalable manner. The framework was demoed Oct. 22-24 at the Mobile World Congress Los Angeles. Altran’s Fronthaul Gateway software framework enables radio […]
DIY Artificial Intelligence
Machines are now faster and more accurate than humans at identifying information in images. Machines don’t get bored looking for flaws in widgets for hours at a time without a break. There’s been a lot of talk in the news about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will replace jobs. The industrial revolution displaced thousands of people […]