Circuit Reliability for the Auto Industry Blog 5/29/2014 5 comments Let's look specifically at the automotive industry, examine some of the circuit reliability challenges they must overcome to meet both industry quality standards and consumers’ expectations.
Why Intel-Rockchip Tie-Up Matters Blog 5/28/2014 14 comments After Miya Kong discussed the latest Intel-Rockchip announcement with China's industry insiders, we know the two companies have agreed on three points: X86 architecture, 3G modem license, and 14-nm capacity support.
Break 'Introversion Glass Ceiling' Blog 5/23/2014 10 comments Can your innermost introvert stand the rigors of CEO-style schmoozing, evangelistic product marketing, and rallying the troops to get your tech startup thriving? You may be surprised.
Why Do You Do It That Way? Max’s Cool Beans 5/22/2014 18 comments When using software tools, hardware devices, and mechanical contraptions, do you always follow a certain sequence of operations on the basis that you know this sequence works?
Machine Fixes That Made Me Go 'DUH!' Engineering Pop Culture! 5/22/2014 21 comments Manufacturing engineer Jeremy Cook discusses a few machine failure problems that seemed complicated at the onset, but were quite simple to solve in the end, and the lessons he learned.
PADS Supports Radial Grids Blog 5/21/2014 3 comments We now know that Altium Designer and PADs support the Radial Grid feature -- how many other PCB layout tools out there do this?
The Cigar Box Creepster Engineering Pop Culture! 5/21/2014 2 comments Jeremy Cook's Cigar Box Creepster opens up when triggered with a knock or other sound, then slams back down as if to express “his” annoyance.
Home Health Devices to Double by 2018 Blog 5/20/2014 7 comments An aging population, the proliferation of connected devices, and the growing need to contain healthcare costs will produce a spike in the global market for home health technologies in the coming years.
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