Synthesis no longer the killer app Blog 12/5/2012 Post a comment Synthesis was the killer app in the transition to the RTL design paradigm. When a new abstraction emerged, everyone expected that it would again be synthesis that would be the killer app, but as so often happens – they were wrong…
Counterfeiting costs lives Blog 12/4/2012 2 comments Counterfeiting is a problem that has been around for a while, but as forgers of electronic components become more sophisticated, we have to start caring more, and fighting back.
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