ReRAM Is Memory Focus at IEDM Blog 9/30/2013 29 comments Advanced memory research is focused on ReRAM, MRAM, and vertically stacked memory, to judge from the advance program of the International Electron Devices Meeting 2013. However, there is at least one NAND paper due to be presented that could grab attention.
Frankenstein's Fix: The Tricky Toroid Engineering Investigations 9/26/2013 3 comments Using a logic analyzer to investigate the problem, an engineering technician finds a simple way to meet the design requirements for an early RF device.
Oscilloscope Mistakes, Part 4 Blog 9/26/2013 2 comments Avoiding common pitfalls will get you better data with minimum effort. Steve Sandler takes a look at four common scope mistakes and shows how to avoid them. This part considers the time scale.
Golden Apple of China: iPhone 5s Blog 9/25/2013 24 comments Since last Friday when Apple released its two new phones, early results show the more expensive iPhone 5s is by far outselling iPhone 5c globally, including China.
What? DARPA Does Open-Source? Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/24/2013 13 comments How to weed through a growing number of vision algorithms, to best to aid the time-consuming task of generating test objects necessary for better vision algorithms, has been DARPA’s focus in recent years.
Oscilloscope Mistakes, Part 3 Blog 9/23/2013 3 comments Avoiding common pitfalls will get you better data with minimum effort. Steve Sandler takes a look at four common scope mistakes and shows how to avoid them. This part considers scope analytics.
Automotive Evolution – 1 Step at a Time Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/23/2013 25 comments While at an event, I learned Google and Tesla – both tech companies with no traditional automotive ties – are very much admired but also viewed as a thorn in the side of Detroit’s automakers.
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