Metcalfe on Ethernet’s lessons, unsung heros Blog 11/29/2012 6 comments “There’s an army of unsung engineers who helped invent Ethernet,” says Bob Metcalfe, taking a long drag on his cigarette as he ruminates about the now ubiquitous network technology he described in a memo to colleagues at Xerox PARC on May 22, 1973.
Video: Samsung stresses its smartphones Blog 11/26/2012 Post a comment Samsung is out to show the world how tough it is, or at least, how tough its smartphones are, with a newly released video showing the various (and rather rigorous looking) stress tests it puts its devices through.
Synopsys rolls out upgrade to HAPS Blog 11/20/2012 1 comment HAPS is going back to its roots with a more modular architecture and takes advantage of some new features in the Virtex 7 architecture giving more capacity and performance…
London Calling: Intel's 14-nm process delay Blog 11/19/2012 7 comments Intel Corp. reportedly sent home Irish staffers early from production training in the U.S. after deciding to delay the introduction of 14-nm process in Leixlip, Ireland. What are the implications?
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