I want robotic balls! Engineering Pop Culture! 1/19/2012 18 comments It looks like there was a bunch of great stuff at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but one product that really caught my attention was the smart robotic balls…
HMI squeeze Engineering Investigations 1/18/2012 6 comments Problems with the human-machine interface on a Korean drilling platform have the users stumped ... until they call in the engineer, of course.
MIPI Alliance offers new specs for RF control Blog 1/17/2012 5 comments Today, the MIPI Alliance announced new DigRF and RFFE specifications, and yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with Jim Ross, of Skyworks, and Dr. Dietmar Wenzel, of Infineon about the changes. Both men are part of the MIPI Alliance.
Reporter's notebook: Why we go to CES Blog 1/17/2012 17 comments The absence of Apple from the CES and Microsoft Corp.’s decision to pull out of the CES after 2012 has led many armchair pundits to jump (prematurely) to the facile conclusion that CES has slipped.
Even during the show, some reporters and analysts complained that there wasn’t any “big” news at this year’s CES. Well, I beg to differ.
Memristor brouhaha bubbles under Blog 1/16/2012 30 comments Blaise Mouttet, of Arlington, Virginia, has published a theoretical paper on arXiv.org that seeks to demonstrate that much of the previously accepted wisdom about the memristor, just ain't necessarily so.
RF, meet Analog; and his friend Digital. Blog 1/12/2012 7 comments Techniques like digital predistortion and envelope-tracking draw from all three domains…digital, analog and RF, and allow fundamentally non-linear (but power-efficient) amplifiers to behave like linear amplifiers.
Predictions for 2012: Tools Blog 1/12/2012 7 comments What does 2012 have in store for the IP, EDA and semiconductor industries? See what people inside the industry have to say and we shall see if they are correct…
ARM customer ranking Blog 1/11/2012 32 comments The leading customer of ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) by revenue contribution in 2010, according to Nomura Equities Research, comes as a bit of a surprise.
Predictions for 2012: Industry trends Engineering Pop Culture! 1/10/2012 2 comments What does 2012 have in store for the IP, EDA and semiconductor industries? See what people inside the industry have to say and we shall see if they are correct…
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