The little engine that could - pt. 2 Blog 8/10/2007 Post a comment Well, this has been an interesting week for HD DVD. Besides Toshiba introducing three new players, Onkyo USA has finally launched its first model. What's significant here is the Onkyo is the first audio-only brand. So, contrary to what the Blu-ray Disc Association might tell you, HD DVD is not dead. I'm reminded of Mark Twain's famous quote, "the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
More mega-cool USB-based "stuff" Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/9/2007 Post a comment There are so many USB-based products out there that my head is starting to spin; some of these little rascals are way over the top, but every now and then...
Antennas " the ultimate mystery? RF & Microwave Designline Blog 8/8/2007 1 comment My first experience with antennas for microwaves and RF systems came more than 12 years ago as I interviewed the CEO of a major antenna manufacturer. Seems like visitors to RF DesignLine have the same sort of fascination and sense of wonder on the subject of antennas.
Many cores, many challenges Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 8/8/2007 Post a comment Multicore processors are going to be one of the biggest software challenges for this industry over the next few years.
Audio amp design: Do you tube? Audio DesignLine Blog 8/7/2007 Post a comment Vacuum tubes had been relegated to the history books by the time I studied engineering. Had it not been for my interest in audio - and high-end audio in particular - I might never have experienced the fascinating world of tube audio design.
Microchip launches chip Wiki Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/6/2007 Post a comment New site allows engineers, students, and professors to collaborate online and share information on semiconductor products, applications, and best practices.
The gloomy future of plasma Blog 8/3/2007 Post a comment 2007 has been an interesting year for plasma displays. On the one hand, we are finally seeing models with 1080p (1920x1080) resolution come to market in 50-in. and above screen sizes. On the other hand, we are seeing tremendous price drops in models with screen resolutions of 720p (1365x768). On top of that, when going head-to-head with LCD TVs with the same features (and possibility the same price), plasma can easily loose out.
SDR on fire? Blog 8/1/2007 Post a comment The study, which was commissioned by the SDR Forum industry association, cites sources that think as many as 11 radios may be integrated in future cell phones.
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