Azul plans to ship by June a network appliance that offloads processing of Java bytecodes from application servers using a proprietary 64-bit microprocessor that packs 24 specialized cores per die. The systems include up to 256 Gbytes of DRAM and 16 processors in a symmetric multiprocessing arrangement linked to server farms via four Gbit Ethernet ports.

Technical documentation is now available for both the reference design and the MCF51EM at www.freescale.com/metering.

In applications where you need to frequently move your probe between multiple test points, you'd likely use LeCroy's Quick Connect version. In use, you solder somewhat larger damping resistors to the points in the circuit which will need to be probed. The free end of the resistors then plug into a special connector mounted directly on the probe input board.