Bailing Frantically Blog 9/19/2003 Post a comment Anyone using a debugging tool is living on the edge of product development.
They're in that difficult phase of the project where things just don't work.
Typically the schedule is in a state of collapse, the boss's temper flares, and
everyone is tired from working too much overtime. When he was an ICE vendor Jack Ganssle
worked with thousands of these developers, looking metaphorically or physically
over their shoulders as they struggled to complete their projects. He found that
For the engineer's toolbox: Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis Blog 9/10/2003 Post a comment Most, if not all of the manufacturers of analog ICs will provide, at no charge, a library of Spice models of many of their linear ICs except the Spice model is not the real world. Our applications guru in Tucson wonders where he might challenge the authority of this universal modeler. Join Bill Klein for the latest installment of his series, "A call I took last week."
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