New LiquidIO intelligent adapters target volume servers rather than the embedded applications served by previous smart NICs. The customer-programmable cards support important software-defined-networking (SDN) protocols.
Broadcom's newest StrataGX processors for Wi-Fi routers and enterprise access points add cryptography engines, programmable packet acceleration, and Serial ATA to an ARM-based product family that already integrates Ethernet switching.
Now that Cortex-A15 is shipping in a smartphone (Galaxy S4), we can analyze its performance, power, and die area while comparing it with other A15-class CPUs from Apple and Qualcomm.
Broadcom and PMC-Sierra have expanded their OTN product lines in hopes of winning a larger share of the growing market for LAN/WAN/OTN framers and transport muxponders.
Intel's 22nm Atom has received its first major CPU redesign in five years. Silvermont improves single-thread performance and scales to eight-core designs. It will appear in smartphones, tablets, embedded systems, and servers.
Tabula has announced its programmable 100GbE solution based on the second-generation Abax 3D programmable logic devices. The company’s offerings include reference designs as well as design tools.
The Serval-2 Carrier Ethernet switch promises lower power and a lower price than competing products as well as MEF CE 2.0 readiness.
GlobalFoundries, TSMC, and other foundries are scrambling to catch up with Intel’s FinFET technology, and their processes are growing more complex and costly at 20nm and below.
Demonstrations of 100Gbps photonics by Cisco, Kotura, and OneChip are indicative of the industry's move towards photonic integrated circuits (PICs). PIC competition is heating up as data centers beckon with larger volumes.
Centec's new GreatBelt (CTC516x) offers a comprehensive Carrier Ethernet feature set for Gigabit and 10G Ethernet designs. It also adds enterprise features and reduces cost relative to the company’s shipping Humber switch chip.
MoSys has entered a new market with a gearbox PHY for 100G Ethernet. By offering decision-feedback equalization, the company is targeting line-card and long-reach applications.
After a long development period and multiple product generations, 10GbE-over-copper is finally ready for high-volume shipments. Aquantia and Broadcom have taken the early lead, but AppliedMicro and Marvell are targeting the next round of designs.
New processors from Broadcom and Mindspeed are expanding the options for cellular base-station designers, and other announcements from this year’s Mobile World Congress reaffirm the industry's interest in small-cell technology.
Altera has signed an agreement with Intel to manufacture its 14nm FPGAs. If the companies execute successfully, Altera will be in a position to win FPGA market share from archrival Xilinx.
MoSys has updated its Bandwidth Engine (BE) for 400Gbps line cards. The new BE-2 family increases the serial-interface rate and adds more intelligence.