Re: [SI-LIST] : Some Semiconductors are Unnecessarily Fast

jjcahill@us.ibm.com
Mon, 12 Jul 1999 22:42:13 -0500

As both a signal integrity engineer and a driver designer I can say that the
problem Roy speaks of can be solved technically rather easily. However it
involves a business tradeoff. Specify something 'odd' to your semiconductor
partner, pay NRE to achieve your ideal edge rates, pay a higher parts cost for
your 'special' part and then have your vendor sell your design to your
competitors OR invest in comparitively cheaper SI tools and engineers. I think
SI engineers will be gainfully employed for quite some time.

Joe

CEC Analysis and I/O Design
Phone: 507.253.0762 Fax: 507.253.4966
jjcahill@us.ibm.com

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