Viewpoint: EDA disconnected? Blog 11/25/2008 Post a comment As much as it is every business' prerogative to decide who they should partner with, it is quite disturbing to analyze the implication of the "eviction" action by Cadence Design Systems in removing member companies from its Connections partner program, writes Yatin Trivedi, senior director for strategic industry alliances at Magma Design Automation Inc.
Chips in China: A mixed review Blog 11/24/2008 Post a comment A report issued last week by market researcher iSuppli found there are more than 550 fabless semiconductor companies in China, but at least 100 will disappear within two years.
Dedicated wireless email device looks for market Blog 11/14/2008 Post a comment I would like to see what's inside the Peek. According to the Gadget's review it has a relatively low-performance 100-MHz processor -- presumably from Qualcomm. My guess is that Peek is hitting the $100 price point with no service contract by using older cell-phone chips that Qualcomm can't sell to other customers.
Electronica proves robust under economic cloud Blog 11/14/2008 Post a comment With a decline of almost 8 percent, significantly fewer visitors found their way to Munich for Electronica than in 2006. However, fair organizer Messe Muenchen said it was satisfied that the show had held up well under difficult circumstances.
T-Mobile G1 bests iPhone on teen wish lists Blog 11/10/2008 Post a comment I told my teenage son to review the phones offered by Verizon and Sprint. I was shocked when he immediately said he wasn't interested because he had already decided that his next phone would be a Google or Android-based phone.
VMware acquires Trango Blog 11/10/2008 Post a comment Hidden in a press release is the unannounced acquisition by VMware Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.), provider of virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, of Trango Virtual Processors, French provider of embedded processor virtualization IP, last month.
UWB evolves Blog 11/9/2008 Post a comment Before we close the books on UWB, let's remember that not all start-up companies are expected to survive when a new technology hits the streets.
The network is the real-time processing system Blog 11/5/2008 1 comment The community should embrace distributed common open architectures by providing the architecture and associated technology to enable design of highly scalable, distributed, open architecture, real-time processing systems.
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