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Re: Silicon-germanium routers?
David W. Hankins wrote:
IBM and Georgia Institute of Technology are experimenting with silicon- germanium, it is said here: http://tinyurl.com/g26bu I find this interesting having just attended NANOG 37 where some manufacturers of network devices told us in a panel that network heat problems weren't going away unless there's a 'next big thing' in manufacturing process. Is this it? Corrolary: If our routers are made of silicon-germanium, would the CLI only operate in Deutsch?
Jawoll, es wuerde :) I remember my old radio days. My audion and diode receivers never would work with silicon only with germanium diodes and transistors. The difference is the voltage threshold where the device would start conducting. That is 200 mV for germanium but 800 mV for silicon. Devices running with silicon and 2.4 volts will go down to 600 mV. That means power consumtion will drop to 1/4. The real thing is a bit more complex but for a guesstimation ... Cheers Peter and Karin -- Peter and Karin Dambier Cesidian Root - Radice Cesidiana Graeffstrasse 14 D-64646 Heppenheim +49(6252)671-788 (Telekom) +49(179)108-3978 (O2 Genion) +49(6252)750-308 (VoIP: sipgate.de) mail: [email protected] mail: [email protected] http://iason.site.voila.fr/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/iason/