Managing design data – consider the whole product Blog 10/7/2010 4 comments "The product, the whole product, and nothing but the product," outlines Rob Evans of Altium. Here, he recommends to approach electronics in a more interactive way that focuses on the real end result – a complete product.
Microchip microncontroller product directions Blog 10/6/2010 9 comments Microchip plans extensions to its 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontroller lines in the coming months that will, among other things, integrate more analog functions, continue to fight the good fight on stand-by leakage, and boost performance.
To emulate or prototype? Blog 10/4/2010 9 comments In my last blog I talked about debugging a design within an FPGA. This week I want to turn the tables completely and talk about using FPGAs as a way to verify ASICs.
I LOVE my new Android mobile phone! Blog 10/4/2010 19 comments After struggling along with my old mobile phone for several years, I finally took the plunge and purchased a Droid Incredible by HTC, and I am DELIGHTED with the result.
All sorts of *Stuff* (good and bad) Blog 10/1/2010 3 comments Here are a bunch of items that recently caught my eye, from computer worms to a new way to tie your shoelaces to Mark Twain to nanotechnology to ... the mind boggles!
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