Big Iron Shines at Hot Chips Slideshow 8/29/2013 6 comments IBM and Oracle showed competing Power 8 and M6 server CPUs at the annual Stanford event where Microsoft and others put in a few surprises.
The Archives of Factory Automation Slideshow 8/29/2013 7 comments I love slideshows. Here’s one on what automated manufacturing, robotics, the factory floor, automotive, and production used to look like. Can you imagine working in these environments today?
Qualcomm Opens DSP Core Slideshow 8/27/2013 8 comments The mobile chip vendor will invite third-party programmers to write apps for its Hexagon core and has been asked to license the part to other chip vendors.
Inside M'soft Xbox One Slideshow 8/26/2013 25 comments Xbox One sports a new Kinect with a homegrown time-of-flight sensor and an SoC that puts CPU and GPU cores on one coherent memory bus.
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