Déjà vu over again

Baumgartner, Jeff
March 2006
CED;Mar2006, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p3
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the downloadable conditional access (DCAS) project in the U.S. A group of companies from the consumer electronics industry is criticizing the project in terms of its overall feasibility and robustness rules. The group also includes some computer companies which, in a filing to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, asked that a requirement for a PCI Express interface be removed from the DCAS agreement as a user accessible bus. According to these companies, inclusion of PCI Express is extremely expensive and difficult to implement. On the other hand, the cable industry is supporting the OpenCable Unidirectional Receiver, a platform that will allow cable content to play on a PC.


Related Articles

  • Moving data faster. Wiebusch, Bruce // Design News;2/26/2001, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p24 

    Focuses on PCI-X, the fastest PCI computer bus. Rate of the PCI bus in passing data; Consortium of companies involved with the architecture's development.

  • cPCI Tackles Industrial Needs.  // ECN: Electronic Component News;Sep2004, Vol. 48 Issue 10, p67 

    Discusses the advantages of Compact PCI (cPCI) bus technology. Operational function of cPCI bus; Features of the product; Usability of the technology.

  • PCI keeps on ridin' high. Webb, Warren // EDN;05/10/2001, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p81 

    Focuses on the growth of the PCI bus in the computer industry. Reasons for developing the PCI computer bus; Features of the computer bus; Challenges of interoperability and specification-compliance; Comparison between PCI and ISA computer bus. INSET: HIGH-AVAILABILITY SYSTEMS BYPASS BUS...

  • HIGH-AVAILABILITY SYSTEMS BYPASS BUS TRAFFIC. Stevenson, Adam // EDN Europe;May2001, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p50 

    Recommends the use of the CompactPCI bus for high-availability application. Bus requirements in high-availability systems, especially those that process data packets for voice telecommunications; Data redundancy configuration.

  • Pump it up. Webb, Warren // EDN;8/21/2003, Vol. 48 Issue 18, p44 

    Focuses on the issue on PCI Express standard for peripheral component interconnect (PCI). Data transmission benefits of PCI Express; Overview of the development of PCI; Basic PCI Express link.

  • VSP Adds Bus Protocols.  // Electronic Design;2/16/2006, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p34 

    The article features the Virtual System Prototype (VSP) product line developed by Carbon Design Systems Inc. The VSP supports additional bus protocols such as PCI, PCI-X, USB 2.0 Host, and double-data-rate SDRAM protocols in providing a communication layer from abstract functions. The...

  • News digest.  // PC Week;08/24/98, Vol. 15 Issue 34, p6 

    Presents news from the computer industry for August 24, 1998. Efforts to develop a PCI specification to allow laptop computers to have standard internal modems or network interface cards; Development of software to combat Back Orifice, the hacker software which can infect Windows 95 and Windows...

  • PCI Express Ready to Go.  // Storage Magazine;Jan2005, Vol. 3 Issue 11, p7 

    The article reports that the stage has been set for the next-generation serial bus architecture to step up as the successor to Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI)-X as the last obstacles standing in the way of PCI Express have been slowly falling away. Sales of servers with PCI Express are...

  • Machine Vision Speeds Up. Lecklider, Tom // EE: Evaluation Engineering;Dec2006, Vol. 45 Issue 12, p42 

    The article discusses the use of Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) computer buses in frame grabbers. A PCIe lane uses two two-wire low-voltage differential-signaling serial buses for the different directions of data traffic. The increasing support for PCIe is due to the expected...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics