"Divide and rule"
As a horizontal cable in modern SCS, a four-pair balanced cable is used mainly. It is known that for signal transmission in Ethernet and Fast Ethernet networks, only two out…

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"Bucket" Compression
An old army joke about a compression bucket that the "experienced" senior comrades are instructed to bring to a young soldier, checking his quick wits, is more relevant than ever…

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Athlon XP: not by number, but by reduction!
When this issue of the magazine was being prepared for publication, a remarkable event occurred: the next Microprocessor Forum. Probably, when you read this article, you already know that AMD…

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graphics

Mobility Radeon от ATI

There is nothing surprising in the fact that the new Mobility Radeon is developed on the basis of the latest ATI graphics chip for desktop systems – Radeon VE, which, in turn, is a stripped-down version of Radeon – a professional chip for desktop systems. This is the normal way to give birth to a mobile graphics chip. Moreover, in general, Radeon VE also has good characteristics, and therefore is used in video cards for desktop systems Continue reading

Overview of Graphic Solutions for Laptops

Over the past year, there have been plenty of events in the graphics market. For quite some time, S3 was the undisputed leader in the production of graphic chips and video cards. In 1997, it covered up to 58% of the entire graphic market. S3’s position has staggered with the advent of 3dfx’s 3D accelerators. The stunning success of its Voodoo accelerators forced all manufacturers to start developing their own versions of 3D accelerators. Continue reading

FPGA Types Supported by Free MAX + Plus II Package Versions
As follows from the above data, the nomenclature of microcircuits supported by the free versions of the MAX + plus II system, although it is limited, nevertheless allows you to…

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Athlon XP: Awaiting 64-bit Architecture
On April 22, AMD announced a server version of its 64-bit Opteron processor. Unfortunately, the server version was announced. In addition, most likely at the beginning the 64-bit platform will…

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Transistor Evolution and Processor Revolution
The microprocessor manufacturing process is inextricably linked with the evolution and continuous improvement of the transistor. The transistor, invented in 1948 in the laboratories of Bell Corporation, made it possible…

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The use of CAD "MAX + plus II" for the development of digital devices on FPGAs from Altera
CAD "MAX + plus II" is an integrated environment for the development of digital devices based on programmable logic integrated circuits (FPGAs) of Altera company and ensures the implementation of…

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