UWB outlook certainly isn't positive Blog 2/24/2009 3 comments Wireless LAN took more than a decade to reach mainstream. But it did so out of the spotlight and without hype. And just maybe the technology that became 802.11 was more stable that the technology base for UWB.
A quest to keep kids engaged Blog 2/23/2009 Post a comment Perhaps because they don't see how engineering and science are used in real life, kids often become disenchanted with those subjects at an early age, which can severely limit their career options as an adult.
Opinion: The illegitimacy of electronics Blog 2/11/2009 2 comments What do Leica, Olivetti and the Swiss watch industry have in common? All these companies and industries encountered difficulties in achieving the technological shift from mechanics to electronics, despite recognizing the threat at an early point.
Counterpoint: Illusions of immunity Blog 2/9/2009 Post a comment The industry has been asleep at the wheel. More than a year after the U.S. economy officially slid into recession, high-tech companies are suddenly discovering they're not immune to the now-global downturn
Some more top analog engineers Blog 2/3/2009 Post a comment I promised an update to the 'ADLE Top 10 analog engineers' list a few weeks ago. As hoped, it generated some much-needed discussion and suggestions following publication on Analog DesignLine Europe and PlanetAnalog.
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