In the push to set standards for 10 Gbits per second technologies, Agilent Technologies has joined the Unified 10 Gbps Physical-layer Initiative (UXPi), which is promoting a specification for communication architectures that will succeed PCI Express, RapidIO and others. IBM and TI are among those who founded the group last fall. UXPi (www.uxpi.org) competes with the Multi-Level Signaling Alliance, a group that includes Alcatel and Sun Microsystems.
The fun factor continues to draw developers to Linux. This open-source system continues to succeed in the market and in the hearts and minds of developers. Design News will delve into this territory with next week's Continuing Education Class titled, “Introduction to Linux Device Drivers.”
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