FD-SOI Perpetuates Moore’s Law

A CMOS 28nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) process devised by STMicroelectronics (using silicon substrates from Soitec) is now available for prototyping to universities, research labs, and design companies through France’s Circuits Multi-Projet (CMP) silicon brokerage services. ST has begun releasing this process technology to third parties as it nears completion of its first commercial wafers. Planar FD-SOI technology relies on …

QSFP+ Transmitter-Controller Chipset Reduces Power Consumption

Thank you for recommending “”. Your recommendation has been successfully processed. Date Posted: October 04, 2012 04:11 PM Data centers are gradually adding 40-Gbit/s capability as their 10-Gbit/s traffic increases and aggregation needs expand. However, power consumption is inhibiting that growth. The MAX3948 laser driver-controller chipset from Maxim Integrated Products, though, provides four lanes of 11.3-Gbit/s laser driver capability …

Basics of porting C-code to and between ARM CPUs: From 8-/16-Bit MCUs to Cortex-M0

In the final third part in a series, Joseph Yiu, author of “The definitive guide to the ARM Cortex-M0,” takes you through means by which to port your code base from an 8/16-bit MCU to the ARM Cortex-M0. Some application developers might need to port applications from 8-bit or 16-bit microcontrollers to the Cortex-M0. By moving from these architectures …