Which elements form a human body? Blog 1/31/2011 11 comments Have you ever wondered how many elements there are in a human body? Would you be surprised to hear that today’s integrated circuits are more complicated (element-wise) than we are?
DesignCon rich in RF Blog 1/19/2011 Post a comment If you are in the bay area, it could pay for you to check out DesignCon 2011. It's running January 31 to February 3 in the Santa Clara Convention Center
Battle of the Engineers in the World Tomorrow, Part 1 Blog 1/14/2011 10 comments Remember an IEEE-produced book entitled “Engineering Tomorrow,” published in 1999? That got me thinking about what the underlying forces BEHIND the future of electrical and electronics engineering really are, and how they may drive future innovations.
Seven growth opportunities for the chip industry during market upturn Blog 1/12/2011 Post a comment Many semiconductor companies continue to struggle with a wide range of issues including excessively narrow focus on engineering chips rather than deeply understanding end markets now and going forward, inefficient global operations, and insufficient innovation. To overcome these hurdles, capitalize on the market upturn and build momentum and growth, what should industry leaders do now?
FPGA Technology at the pointy end of the spear Blog 1/11/2011 14 comments To feed the need for speed by telecommunications applications, the signal integrity performance of the interconnects has had to constantly improve. But there is a sea change occurring in the FPGA world that is changing this trend.
NXP wants to give you money Blog 1/10/2011 15 comments Today, the company has kicked off its contest and is looking for RF engineers and students to submit creative application ideas for RF power devices.
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