Driving the Agenda Blog 1/20/2016 Post a comment President of Automotive Electronics at Bosch, Klaus Meder talks about how current trends in car design mean that tomorrow's vehicles will be fully internet connected, will run on renewable energy and will be increasingly autonomous...
Can Chip Vendors Set Next-Big-Thing Agenda? Blog 1/19/2016 Post a comment During CES, I met with Etron Technology, whose new products are mostly built around Virtual Reality. It suddenly struck me that Etron isn’t really showing off chips. It’s demonstrating what VR can do for CE vendors.
For PCM Threshold Switching Read Thermistor? Blog 1/18/2016 6 comments A team from IBM, Zurich have moved to threshold switching as the next part of their focus on understanding every detail of the conduction mechanisms associated with nano-metric sized phase change memory (PCM) devices.
IEDM 2015 NV Memory and Brain Functions Blog 1/12/2016 3 comments While a full understanding of how the brain works is some way ahead, Dan Hammerstrom's view is we now have enough knowledge
to allow us to start moving some of the ideas from on-going research in neuroscience into the algorithm space.
Cortex MPU A Smart Option Break Points 1/12/2016 Post a comment Why wouldn't you use an memory protection unit in your next design? With an MPU, hardware can monitor every memory transaction and throw an exception when something silly happens.
The Greatest Thing Since... Blog 1/8/2016 7 comments General Motors CEO Mary Barra touted her company's newest electric vehicle during her Consumer Electronic Show keynote Wednesday. She boasted the unprecedented virtues of the Bolt.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments