Where have all the Mentors gone? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/11/2011 23 comments I just received an email from a young engineer that made me feel rather sad… maybe we can offer this youngster some sage advice…
LED light vendor plea to Congress: Don't roll back bulb efficiency law Blog 7/11/2011 10 comments Lighting Science Group Corporation Chairman and CEO Jim Haworth to Congress: “Energy efficiency is the most powerful and cost-effective tool for achieving a sustainable future. Improvements in energy efficiency can reduce the need for investment in energy infrastructure, cut fuel costs, increase competitiveness, improve consumer welfare, and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Wave good bye to airplane tickets Blog 7/8/2011 39 comments Peter Clarke has noticed plane tickets getting steadily more expensive. He reckons it is just the beginning and ponders the personal, societal and business changes that are going to come as flying returns to being something for the wealthy few. How would that change the electronics and semiconductor industries?
Do you remember … the world before USB? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/8/2011 27 comments Do you remember how painful working with computers used to be with things like PS/2 connectors, RS-232 connectors, Centronics interfaces, SCSI interfaces, and goodness knows what else?
Academic antics introduction Blog 7/6/2011 3 comments We've created a new EE Life blog, Academic Antics, to collect all the fantastic engineering pranks you pulled back in the days before life got real.
Femtocells going to hit big Blog 7/6/2011 10 comments So, what are you hearing? What are you seeing? Are we finally going to be able to say, femtocells are a big market? (Instead of, "femtocells are going to be a big market?)
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