Cold shower for a hot friend
So, we have established that the task of cooling the processor should be solved regardless of how the other elements are cooled. And the ways to solve it have long…

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The victory of the losers, or the story of the creation of FLASH memory (part3)
We were very happy and proud; you know, young engineers with their own hands were able to make the first “flip” chip. After some discussion between Gordon and Andy, Gordon…

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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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Latest Mobile Graphics Chips

Nvidia’s GeForce2 Go
In desktop computers, video cards from Nvidia, especially on the chips of the GeForce series, are very popular. Naturally, everyone is looking forward to when such chips appear on laptops. They will appear, of course, but not based on the GeForce2 Ultra, as many would like. The GeForce2 Ultra graphics chip consumes too much power and generates too much heat to be used on mobile systems. Continue reading

New process technology
In the very near future, a transition to a 0.13-micron process is expected. This transition has long been promised by leading processor manufacturers, but for various reasons, its implementation has…

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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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"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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