Digital Cable TV Needs Quality Control Blog 4/26/2005 Post a comment What does Tektronix' new MPEG stream analyzer have to do with "Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie"? Let's just say I wish my local digital cable TV provider was using that stream analyzer last Saturday evening, when the system was coughing up our four-dollar video-on-demand purchase, and I mean coughing.
Immortal Works 108 Blog 4/25/2005 Post a comment Congratulations to our April caption writers, who have passed the stringent scrutiny of our judges to win instant fame. Here are their clever words.
Advanced Video Coding Alliance vs. "OpenHD" (Microsoft) Blog 4/19/2005 Post a comment The Advanced Video Coding Alliance appears to be the "Stop Microsoft Alliance." It's a new group that first exhibited at IBC in Amsterdam last fall, and seems to have all the major players as members -- including Sony, Thomson, Philips, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, JVC, Texas Instruments, Motorola, Broadcom, LSI Logic, Scientific Atlanta, Pace, and Pioneer, among others. But wait -- there actually is one major player missing from the alliance: Microsoft!
C-level executives' objections to Sarbanes-Oxley regulations ring hollow Blog 4/18/2005 Post a comment I could not believe the fawning treatment you gave Mitch Altman in your interview in the March 28 issue (page 1). I think that your reporting [on Altman's TV-B-Gone] without raising obvious ethical objections was irresponsible, and your bringing up blocking cell phones was reprehensible. And this from a publication I've read and enjoyed for well over 20 years.
Fujio Nishida invite à lire dans l’avenir de Sony Blog 4/15/2005 Post a comment Nul doute que les récents changements au sein de la direction de Sony Corp. s’accompagneront de décisions stratégiques pour rajeunir la vision et les orientations du groupe. Lors du « Sony Media Experience 2005 » cette semaine à Bordeaux, Fujio Nishida, vice-président exécutif de Sony Corp. en charge du marketing, a permis à EE Times d’apprécier les accomplissements et d’effleurer de la main l’avenir du groupe.
Storage disk arrays pose challenges for chassis design Blog 4/11/2005 Post a comment We had heard from Teradyne's Chris Heard at DesignCon about some of the issues involved in the packaging of RAID storage cabinets. A visit from Maxtor confirmed some of the things we had been hearing: Though drives were getting smaller, they were getting packed tighter together on a rack. Heat and cable routing is becoming a problem. Here is Chris' commentary from Planet Analog magazine.
Tech can fuel energy solution Blog 4/11/2005 Post a comment The current controversy over Social Security has this odd quality to it: The American public is being called to action now over a projected shortfall in the year 2042. That's a full 37 years in the future.
M. Bingham en appelle à la Chine pour respecter la propriété intellectuelle Blog 4/8/2005 Post a comment Dans un discours prononcé récemment devant un groupe de professionnels chinois de la haute technologie travaillant en Amérique du Nord, le Président de Cadence Design Systems, M. Ray Bingham, en a appelé à l’industrie chinoise des semi-conducteurs pour travailler en collaboration d’afin assurer la protection de la propriété intellectuelle.
Bring back the entrepreneur Blog 4/4/2005 Post a comment In the late '90s, Mark Corio found himself just able to make the minimum monthly payments on $300,000 in credit card debt. Profligate spending wasn't his problem, though.
NFL Films' Video Shoot-Out Blog 4/2/2005 Post a comment While everyone can see that the future of theatrical cinema is in video projection, and the future of film post-production is clearly video/computer technology, the future of high quality image acquisition remains film.
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