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2010-06-02 Ethernet controller IP enables efficient AV networking
Synopsys Inc. is rolling out the DesignWare Ethernet QoS controller IP that implements the new IEEE specifications for audio video bridging (AVB) features.
2010-04-21 40nm PHY supports Ethernet, Fibre Channel
Broadcom Corp. has released 40nm quad-channel 1010GbE PHY devices that provide ultralow power consumption and savings of approximately 30 percent over competing 65nm CMOS solutions.
2010-04-21 Converged network fuses Ethernet, Infiniband
Taking a step forward in the race towards converged networks, a trade group announced a capability for layering Infiniband's low latency features on top of Ethernet.
2010-04-16 Ethernet switch handles up to 64-port 10GbE
The eighth generation of its StrataXGS switch architecture, the BCM56840 provides up to 64 ports of 10Gbit Ethernet with the flexibility to also support 40Gbit Ethernet.
2010-04-07 Three-port switch gets cars Ethernet-connected
Micrel Inc. has launched the KSZ8873MLL AM three-port switch on a chip IC, with low power dissipation, efficient power management and sophisticated QoS features.
2010-03-30 Optical Ethernet transceivers handle 10G, 1G, 100Mbit
Marvell has released the latest members of its Alaska family of secure optical Ethernet transceivers for datacenters and carrier networks that cover 10G, 1G and 100Mbit Ethernet speeds.
2010-03-18 Integrated Ethernet switch cuts costs, simplifies design
Micrel Inc. has released the KSZ8873/KSZ8863 series of highly integrated three-port switch-on-a-chip ICs touted to provide the smallest footprint.
2010-02-10 Engineers push beyond 10Gbit Ethernet limit
At three separate industry events, engineers said they are gearing up to deliver in 2011 chips that can handle serial data streams running at 25Gbit/s to drive next-generation 100- and 400Gbit/s networks.
2010-01-25 100Gbit network processor handles Carrier Ethernet
EZchip Semiconductor Ltd is sampling the single-chip NP-4 100Gbit network processor (NPU) for Carrier Ethernet equipment.
2010-01-22 Cell networks adopt Ethernet to solve bandwidth issues
A rising tide of mobile data from smart phones is pushing the adoption of Ethernet technology in cellular networks.
2010-01-06 Quad Ethernet system packs up to 2GB RAM
From BVM Ltd comes the CMB-575 quad Ethernet system based on 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, and can address up to 2Gbyte of RAM.
2009-12-29 Implementing the 40G/100G Ethernet protocol in Stratix IV devices
This application note describes how to implement a 40G/100G Ethernet line-side interface using Stratix IV GT devices.
2009-12-24 10Gbit/s Ethernet hardware demonstration reference design
This reference design demonstrates wire-speed operation of the Altera 10Gbit/s Ethernet (10GbE) reference design component.
2009-12-23 Micro connector supports gigabit Ethernet speeds
Molex has released the Brad Micro-Change M12 Cat 6 connector that supports gigabit Ethernet speeds and designed for secure electrical connections in harsh or hostile conditions.
2009-12-22 Clock generator fits Ethernet, Fibre Channel
The device eliminates the crystal oscillator and fanout buffer found in other solutions, requiring only an external, AT-cut fundamental-mode crystal.
2009-12-21 Ethernet controllers, PHYs support IEEE P802.3az
Broadcom Corp. is offering a range of Ethernet controller and PHY device solutions that support the Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) IEEE P802.3az draft standard.
2009-12-03 Ethernet PHYs target 10Base-T, 100Base-TX/FX nets
NEC Electronics is developing a new family of industrial Ethernet PHYs for 10Base-T and 100Base-TX/FX industrial-grade networks.
2009-11-23 Ethernet switches speed up mobile, broadband services
Service providers are challenged to provide 'on demand' connectivity and a better user experience on 3G and future 4G networks.
2009-11-19 Ethernet switch handles harsh industrial setups
Sixtnet's EL228 Ethernet switch platform combines the reliability, redundancy and ruggedness required for demanding industrial environments.
2009-10-19 Cellular router packs 3G, Ethernet, GPS, Wi-Fi
Digi International's cellular router offers the functionality of enterprise-class routers plus a vertically-focused feature set for specific industry apps.
2009-10-08 Ethernet mezzanine board supports XMC, PMC slots
Kontron is offering the XMC-ETH2 mezzanine board enables custom boards offering a PMC or XMC slot to be extended by two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
2009-09-29 Grandmaster clock delivers precise time over Ethernet
Symmetricom has released the XLi IEEE 1588 PTP v2 Grandmaster, a GPS referenced grandmaster clock and IEEE 1588 measurement and validation tool supporting PTP Version 2.
2009-09-21 Ethernet woes: Bandwidth demands, costs
In one of the central ironies of the Internet era, Websites and service providers are driving bandwidth requirements through the roof while pushing the system costs through the floor.
2009-08-27 Group to plug Ethernet into cars, professional media
A new ad hoc industry group plans to drive standards that could bring Ethernet to new automotive and professional audio/video markets and enhance tomorrow's home networks.
2009-08-25 Ethernet switch packs IPv6 support
Diversified Technology Inc.'s new switch is a PICMG 2.16-compliant CompactPCI-managed Ethernet switch.
2009-08-18 Tiny Ethernet switches simplify home networking
SMSC's new Ethernet switches offer three ports for integrating multiple networking technologies inside the house.
2009-08-12 VoIP processor packs Fast Ethernet 10/100 MAC
SiTel's latest Green VoIP processor integrates DECT support and offers dedicated cryptography.
2009-08-03 Serial-to-Ethernet bridge using MCF51CN Family and FreeRTOS
This application note describes a serial-to-Ethernet bridge using the MCF51CN128, the open-source RTOS FreeRTOS v5.3.0 and the TCP/IP stack LwIP v1.3.0.
2009-06-09 Juniper, Nokia Siemens ink Carrier Ethernet JV
Juniper Networks Inc. and Nokia Siemens Networks have agreed to form a joint venture to address the carrier Ethernet transport market.
2009-05-25 Ethernet Alliance pushes for 40G spec
The Ethernet Alliance has demonstrated versions of Ethernet with faster speeds, lower power and new features as well as kicked off talks aiming to rally support for a 40G serial Ethernet standard at the annual Interop show in Las Vegas last week.
2009-04-21 RJ-45 connectors feature enhanced Ethernet protection
Molex Inc. has extended its industrial data interconnection product lineup with more robust versions of its RJ-45 Ethernet plugs and jacks for use in industrial, marine and telecom applications.
2009-04-21 The basics of synchronized Ethernet
This article discusses the basics of SyncE performance, reviews synchronization concepts and requirements and highlights some common design hurdles faced by board designers to help ensure right-first-time SyncE designs.
2009-03-27 Wi-Fi, Ethernet DAQ modules handle harsh setups
National Instruments has released six new wireless and Ethernet data acquisition modules and two ingress protection (IP) enclosures for remote monitoring and control in harsh environments.
2009-03-25 Mapper IC trims cost in Ethernet services
Maxim Integrated Products has launched the DS33M30/DS33M31/DS33M33, a family of highly integrated Ethernet-over-SONET/SDH (EoS) mapping devices.
2009-03-16 VCSEL driver, amp combo fits 10G Ethernet
Maxim Integrated Products has developed the MAX3798 single-chip, VCSEL driver and limiting-amplifier solution targeted for SFP+ Fibre Channel and Ethernet applications.
2009-02-27 Implementing UNH-IOL test suite compliance in Arria GX and Stratix II GX Gigabit Ethernet designs
This application note describes implementation details required for GIGE designs that do not use Altera's TSE MegaCore and require UNH-IOL compliance.
2009-02-19 Chip supports Infiniband, Ethernet, Fibre Channel
Mellanox Technologies Ltd's BridgeX chip will power a family of gateway systems Mellanox will sell supporting 40Gbit/s InfiniBand, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 8Gbit/s Fibre Channel.
2009-02-18 Juniper, Nokia to deliver fully interoperable Carrier Ethernet
Juniper Networks Inc. and Nokia Siemens Networks announced an enhancement to their partnership with plans to deliver a fully interoperable Carrier Ethernet solution intended to provide resilient access and aggregation for service providers worldwide.
2009-02-09 Backplane 101: RapidIO, PCIe, Ethernet
RapidIO, PCIe, and Ethernet each offer unique benefits. The article explains how each technology works, and examines its strengths and weaknesses. It also discusses why RapidIO is often the best choice for embedded systems.
2009-02-06 Virtex-5 Embedded Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC hardware demonstration platform
This application note describes a system using the Virtex-5 Embedded Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC wrapper core on a Xilinx Virtex-5 ML505 or ML507development board.
2009-01-29 RJ-45 plug-in connector works with Fast, Gigabit Ethernet
Tyco Electronics Ltd has introduced an RJ-45 plug-in connector for Fast and Gigabit Ethernet. Designed for a transmission rate from 100Mbit/s (4-pin) to 1,000Mbit/s (8-pin), it is ideal for industrial automation and thereby suitable for Ethernet systems such as SafetyNET p.
2009-01-22 BER reference design rolls for 100G Ethernet testing
Inphi Corp. has launched a 28G Bit Error Ratio (BER) Receiver reference design for R&D or production testing of emerging high speed protocols.
2009-01-22 Connector packs Ethernet, MVB cable lines
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a connector that combines Ethernet and MVB cable lines in a single interconnect package.
2009-01-12 Ethernet module speeds up design time
Tibbo Technology has released the EM1000, its third-generation Ethernet module built exclusively for running applications written in Tibbo BASIC.
2009-01-07 Will home networks bank on Ethernet
While the consumer electronics industry is yet to find a clear technology winner for digital home media distribution, some are clearly betting on Ethernet to become the answer for home networks by late 2009 and beyond.
2009-01-07 Fast-Ethernet switches made for mobile, comms-intensive apps
MEN Mikro Elektronik offers a range of CompactPCI and standalone Fast Ethernet switches for mobile and communication-intensive applications.
2008-12-09 Coming soon: Ethernet 40/100G spec
The IEEE 802.3ba group is on track to deliver a first cut of the 40 and 100Gbit/s Ethernet standard by March next year.
2008-11-25 Report: Ethernet won't fly at 100Gbit
A new report from Freesky Research forecasts that Ethernet will not dominate multi-gigabit networks to the extent it has dominated sub-gigabit ones.
2008-11-03 Employing Ethernet over PDH in hybrid nets
This article introduces the principle of the Ethernet over Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (EoPDH) system. It also outlines and analyzes the core technologies including LAPS, GFP etc.
2008-10-27 Validation software boosts 10GBASE-T Ethernet testing
From Agilent Technologies Inc. comes new electrical performance validation software and test fixtures that enable engineers working on 10GBASE-T designs.
2008-09-26 FPGA solution zeroes in on next-gen telecomm equipment
Xilinx Inc. touts the world's first single-FPGA solution for telecommunications equipment manufacturers developing the next generation in Ethernet bridging and switching solutions
2008-09-19 DTV SoCs allow versatile connectivity design system
Broadcom has released a pair of SoC devices for the U.S. DTV market that include multiformat decoding, Ethernet network connectivity, a 3D GUI and 3D color management
2008-09-16 Wall adapter powers IEEE 802.3af powered device
Power-over-Ethernet is an emerging technology that allows an existing Ethernet connection to carry both data and power. However, today��s powered-device (PD) designers face a dilemma��not all Ethernet connections are wired for power. To operate with these legacy connections, a PD can use a wall adapter, but this capability must be designed into the PD
2008-09-15 Using Standard Power over Ethernet controllers for high-powered devices
Any IEEE 802.3af power sourcing equipment (PSE) power controller can be used for higher power by adding a simple circuit to the port to increase available current.
2008-09-01 Network HD video over powerlines
The viability of Ethernet-over-powerline technology is proven. Powerline is by far the most convenient and cost effective medium in home networking for providing high bandwidth to any device in any room. All that remains to be seen then is which competing technology that offers at least 150Mbit/s bandwidth will win the race to market dominance
2008-08-28 Ethernet SFP cage 'first' to offer 10 ports
Pulse, a Technitrol Co., has introduced a 1x10, small form-factor pluggable (SFP) cage for use in Ethernet equipment such as blade servers, switches, routers, and add/drop muxes
2008-08-20 Ethernet connector eases cable installation
Weidmuller has released new line of RJ45 Ethernet connectors, claiming as the industry's only two-piece Ethernet connector that does not need any cable stripping or crimping for tool-free installation
2008-08-18 Build distributed test system with LXI oscilloscope
The purpose of creating LXI alliance is to simply integrate test systems; improve the throughputs of the test systems; reduce the cost; utilize the mature technologies like Ethernet and 1588; and assure the compatibility among different providers
2008-08-15 Startup streamlines design path to 10GbE
NetXen Inc. will support multiple physical interfaces in its third-generation 10Gbit Ethernet controller, underlying the fragmented nature of cable support that has slowed the roll out of 10G technology
2008-08-14 AC/DC switch supplies enhance EMC capacity
Astrodyne has expanded its Ethernet as the first mile (EFM) series of ultraminiature open-frame modular switching power supplies for EMC noise compliance to EN55022, Class B
2008-08-11 GbE testing tool debuts in palm-size footprint
Sunrise Telecom Inc. announced the SunLite GigE, the world's first palm-size GigE tester. This tool helps telecom and broadband service providers meet the stringent demands of using Ethernet to deliver robust and differentiated services to their business and municipal customers
2008-07-30 Test modules roll for Ethernet, Fibre Channel
EXFO has launched the IQS-8525 and IQS-8535 Packet Blazer modules, providing R&D, software verification and manufacturing groups with the versatility, flexibility and affordability required for Ethernet validation and Fibre Channel testing of network equipment
2008-07-29 Ethernet controller boasts higher throughput
From Micrel Inc. comes the the KSZ8851, a single-port embedded controller chip with 8/16/32-bit and SPI host interfaces.
2008-07-29 Power meters receive software
Anritsu Co. introduces PowerMax software, which provides an enhanced visualization of instrument display and simplified remote control of Anritsu's ML2490A series power meters via Ethernet
2008-07-21 Micrel zeroes in on security, size in Ethernet ICs
Micrel Inc. is making security, size top priorities in Ethernet chips
2008-07-15 Ethernet media converter stretches EMC performance
The eCon 3011 is designed to ease the migration to optical-fibre communication in industrial applications where electrical Ethernet data transmission reaches the limits of its performance, allowing users to extend the range and improve EMC immunity
2008-07-08 TVS device guards high-speed data interfaces
Semtech's TClamp3302N is designed to protect high-speed interfaces such as Fast Ethernet and GbE transceivers from cable discharge, ESD and lightning threats
2008-07-07 PLCs cut costs in developing production equipment
Omron Corp. today announced the released the SYSMAC CJ2 programmable controller, Ethernet unit for CS/CJ series and CX-One FA Integrated Tool Package version 3.0 to support Ethernet/IP for industrial use
2008-07-04 Cisco readies 10G FCoE market
With the latest advances in Fibre Channel over Ethernet, Cisco hopes all the pieces are finally in place to drive adoption of 10Gbit Ethernet into rack-mounted servers and switches that represent the mainstream of data center computing
2008-07-02 NI aims dual GbE interface at PXI Express
National Instruments has announced its first high-performance dual gigabit Ethernet interface for PXI Express
2008-06-27 Embedded Ethernet system design guide
This design guide/application note by Silicon Laboratories discusses the benefits of Embedded Ethernet and walks you through three easy steps to add Ethernet connectivity to your embedded system: system definition, hardware design and software development
2008-06-27 Chip networks home via UWB, coax, Ethernet
Sigma Designs has developed a second-generation UWB chip set for home networks that can simultaneously run UWB over wireless and coax at rates up to 370Mbit/s while maintaining a GbE link.
2008-06-25 PowerPC processor responds to multiple net demands
Applied Micro's PowerPC 460GTx offers advanced features such as 4Gbit Ethernet ports with TCP/IP assist, 801.p- and q-compatible QoS, encryption/decryption engine, high-performance memory controller and high-speed I/O subsystem
2008-06-18 Group probes PHY issues on data center apps
The Ethernet Alliance recently formed a new Data Center subcommittee to address PHY and data-link-layer issues affecting the use of Ethernet in data center applications
2008-06-16 Processors advance fiber access nets
Xelerated is expanding beyond its metropolitan carrier Ethernet focus as it rolls out its HX300 family, essentially a third generation of its network processors that add new capabilities to serve fiber access nets
2008-06-16 NI unveils three Compact FieldPoint controllers
National Instruments has released three new Compact FieldPoint controllers that deliver increased performance, higher processor speed and significantly improved Ethernet throughput
2008-06-16 Issues cloud Carrier Ethernet
You'd think that with its simple plumbing, Carrier Ethernet wouldn't have any major rhubarbs, but in fact three major issues influence its near-term success
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