AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, AdvancedMC, Hardware Platform Management (HPM)
New high-speed architectures require a closer look at the complete signal path
This article discusses the need for higher bandwidth, not only for the chipsets on the cards and the protocols, but also for connectors and the backplane topology. As a result, groups like PICMG and VITA are defining new specifications that support ...
Embedded Telecom Technology and What Lies Ahead
This article discusses the new trends including the acceptance of PICMG 2.16.
Teaming up with an enclosure manufacturer can aid your design process
By involving an enclosure manufacturer, who can deliver a variety of services and products, early in the design of an electronics system, design engineers can take advantage of the vendor's knowledge and experience to reduce costs and bring the product...
Taking the optical network to the chip
A number of companies, research institutes, and universities are working on the next level of optical interconnects "inside the box" at the board-to-board and chip-to-chip level. Driving the need for optical interconnects at this level are application...
A building-block approach to media gateway development
This article will review the general functional requirements of MGs, and then present hardware and software strategies that can reduce development cost, risk, and time-to-market without sacrificing functionality or flexibility.
AdvancedTCA: Standards-based performance and scalability for demanding telecom applications
AdvancedTCA products are emerging in late 2002 and early 2003. This article discusses PICMG 3 specifications and the interconnect flexibility.
Parttnering to quickly develop a transmetropolitan optical platform
This article discusses the partnering between Cyrus and Elma and the challenges they faced.
Infiniband: an I/O interconnect with promise
Infiniband, the new point-to-point switched fabric interconnect, is expected to replace the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) bus, and become the de-facto out-of-the-server interconnect. Pushing I/O outside the box also allows servers and I/O to...