Peter Alfke Remembered, 1931-2011 Engineering Pop Culture! 10/31/2011 5 comments My friend Mike Santarini, publisher of Xcell Journal at Xilinx just told me of the passing of Peter Alfke, who was with Xilinx for more than 20 years.
The story behind the story Engineering Pop Culture! 10/28/2011 11 comments No person is an island and no career path is a straight line. Who got, or didn't get, you where you are today?
The hiring problem Engineering Pop Culture! 10/26/2011 64 comments Engineering is one of the hardest open job slots to fill today. Why are so many of you unemployed then?
Useful tools and tricks Engineering Pop Culture! 10/13/2011 17 comments A couple of my recent writing projects have required me to capture and present equations, and it was not sufficient for me to use regular text like: y = (a + b) / (c + d)
Apple to bypass texting plans Engineering Pop Culture! 10/10/2011 2 comments We have many things to be thankful for when it comes to Apple. I hope their next move to bring texting into the real world takes off quickly…
Opinion: Is DV the ladder to nowhere? Engineering Pop Culture! 10/4/2011 9 comments We all have opinions and they are a great way to get conversations started. Here is one from my friend Lewis Sternberg who believe that being in verification limits your future...
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