Monday, August 28, 2023

Arm unveils Neoverse Compute Subsystems for Custom Silicon

Arm has announced a new product offering called Arm Neoverse Compute Subsystems (CSS) that enables Arm partners to build specialized silicon at a lower cost, with less risk and a faster time-to-market.

Neoverse CSS is based on the Arm Neoverse architecture, which is designed for datacenter, edge computing, and high-performance computing use.

The first product in the Neoverse CSS family is Arm Neoverse CSS N2, which is a 5nm-based compute subsystem that can support up to 64 cores and with core frequencies of 2.1GHz up to 3.6Ghz. The design is optimized for cloud computing, AI/ML, and high-performance computing.

Significantly, Arm Neoverse CSS N2 supports high-speed chip-to-chip links, using UCIe or a partner-specific PHY, can link up to 128-cores in a single socket. And two sockets can be coherently connected using CXL PHYs and SMP protocol.

Intel and Ayar Labs demo 4 Tbps optically-connected FPGA

Intel and Ayar Labs are showcasing a 4 Tbps optical FPGA with Ayar Labs’ in-package optical I/O at this week’s HOT CHIPS 2023 event at Stanford Univertsity.

The demo shows a 4 Tbps bidirectional communication between two optically enabled Intel FPGAs using Ayar Labs TeraPHY optical I/O chiplets. Data generated from each FPGA is optically transmitted from one board and received and verified on the other board.

Cisco and Nutanix Partner to Accelerate Hybrid Multicloud

Cisco and Nutanix announced a global strategic partnership to accelerate hybrid multicloud deployments.

The new offering integrates Cisco's SaaS-managed compute and networking infrastructure with the Nutanix Cloud Platform. The solution will be sold by Cisco using its extensive go-to-market reach. The solution will offer flexible deployment options with support for Cisco UCS rack and blade servers.

The new offering will integrate advanced Cisco servers, networking and security, and management with the Nutanix Cloud Platform software.

The Nutanix Cloud Platform provides a consistent cloud operating model with a single platform for running applications and data across data centers, edges and public clouds.

Solution availability is expected in the next 90 days.

The companies said ustomers will benefit from a fully integrated and validated solution that is sold, built, managed and supported holistically for a seamless end-to-end experience.

Dell'Oro: E-Band Microwave shipments up 77% in 2Q 2023

Shipments of E-band Microwave Transmission equipment grew 77 percent year-over-year in 2Q 2023, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. The top two vendors, Huawei and Ericsson, held the vast majority of this market’s share.

 “Demand for E-band microwave equipment really picked up in the past three quarters,” stated Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “A lot of these systems are being installed in India as the operators in that country quickly ramp up on 5G. Network rollouts and upgrades to 5G are happening at a really fast pace there. On top of this, the use of E-band is steadily moving beyond shorter spans that are under a kilometer to longer spans that are over a couple kilometers. Longer reach is a benefit of the newer radios designed with higher transmit power and active antenna for site-to-site alignment,” added Yu. 

Highlights from the 2Q 2023 Microwave Transmission & Mobile Backhaul Quarterly Report:

  • The Microwave Transmission market grew 5 percent year-over-year in 2Q 2023, driven by both Mobile Backhaul and the Vertical markets. The overall market forecast for 2023 is unchanged at an expected growth rate of 5 percent.
  • The E/V Band market segment reached a new record revenue amount in the quarter. For the trailing four quarter period, the revenue was approximately $600 million.
  • Huawei and Ericsson captured the majority of the E/V Band market in the quarter with a combined market share of more than 70 percent. Other major E/V Band vendors include Nokia, Siklu, and ZTE. 

Michigan-based US Signal signs with Cato Networks

US Signal is a provider of network connectivity and data center services. It is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has entered into a partnership with Cato Networks.

Cato Networks is a leading provider of SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) solutions that converge SD-WAN, network security, and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) into a single cloud-based service.

The collaboration grants US Signal distribution rights for the Cato SASE Cloud throughout North America.

"US Signal is committed to delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that enable our customers to thrive in today's competitive and rapidly changing business landscape," said US Signal CEO, Dan Watts. "Our new SD-WAN offering empowers our customers with unparalleled control over their network infrastructure, enabling their teams to enhance productivity, efficiency, and flexibility."

Indie launches 240 GHz radar silicon transceiver

Indie Semiconductor has launched the world's first commercial fully integrated 240 GHz radar front-end (RFE) silicon transceiver.

The TRA240091 is a cascadable radar front-end with an operating bandwidth of up to 45 GHz at 240 GHz. It enables extremely high-resolution, which is ideal for applications within the license free 244-246 GHz ISM band and beyond.

The device builds on indie's previously released 120 GHz solution.

Potential automotive and industrial applications, include:

  • * In-cabin driver and occupant monitoring
  • * Vehicle dynamics and monitoring
  • * Material thickness measurement and analysis
  • * End of line product quality
  • * Tank level monitoring
  • * Surface inspection
  • * Security scanners

NY’s Empire Access deploys Ribbon for IP/Optical

Empire Access, a communications service provider in the Northeastern U.S., is leveraging Ribbon's NPT IP Routing and Apollo Optical Transport solutions, part of the company's comprehensive IP Wave portfolio, as well as its MUSE Domain Orchestration application.  

"Empire Access serves a critical need for several rural communities in upstate New York," said Elizabeth Page, Ribbon's Senior Director, National Sales. "We're honored to support its growth and ensure that its customers have access to the communications services today's consumers and businesses require."