Doing Moore with less Blog 5/27/2010 Post a comment For years, Numetrics has helped leading semiconductor R&D groups improve their development productivity. Today, it is launching a free trial product for EE Times readers that showcases some of the capability those R&D organizations use before they start their design projects.
Opinion: Microsoft needs a K Blog 5/26/2010 3 comments Unexplained in the restructuring of Microsoft's consumer division is where it will get the new blood to replace J Allard at a time when the consumer device sector is exploding with creative ideas and the Windows giant has been playing catch up.
Securing the smart grid Blog 5/10/2010 1 comment Despite the dire warnings that the emerging U.S. smart grid might be too smart for anyone's good, the folks working on the buildout of a new American power grid insist that they have network security issues in hand.
Why the electronics industry needs 3-D technology Blog 5/6/2010 Post a comment Why 3D extraction? It all comes down to the need to create, from the layout view, a more precise electrical circuit model, which when simulated gives the designer performance characteristics such as timing, power and noise, as well as other important parameters like gain, bandwidth and reliability.
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