Slideshow: Grenoble is tech R&D hot spot Blog 6/29/2012 8 comments We attended Leti’s Annual Review and toured the Minalogic competitiveness cluster dedicated to nanotechnologies and embedded software in Grenoble, France. The two-day session lifted our spirits.
Google tries 'Made in the USA' Blog 6/28/2012 17 comments Google says it is not making a political statement, but the company's decision to "design and manufacture" the Nexus Q in the U.S. will sound like a call to arms as it stakes out numerous fronts in an intensifying war for market share in the wireless devices market.
Mr. GPS leaves CSR Blog 6/28/2012 6 comments When an executive resigns from a company, it is announced in a dry press release in which it says that Mr. XYZ “is leaving the company for personal reasons to spend more time with his family.”
Turning the speed dial Blog 6/28/2012 3 comments With all the standards activity focused on making all sorts of electrical interfaces run faster and use less power, cost less and enable higher density, is it time to turn the speed dial up on the process?
China speed vs. China quality Blog 6/27/2012 30 comments Many of my friends, colleagues and readers told me that a flood of comments posted by EE Times community members’ after each of my China stories is more revealing than my reporting.
White knight or asset stripper? Blog 6/25/2012 4 comments Reports are coming out of Japan that private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP is being asked to invest in struggling Japanese chip company Renesas Electronics Corp. Potential savior or destroyer; you decide.
What's really missing from the Surface PC Blog 6/21/2012 23 comments While many of the technical reviewers are still undecided about the potential of Microsoft's new ARM and x86-based tablet/PC hybrid because of the limited specifications provided, there are still several glaring issues that many continue to neglect.
All pass filter phase shifters Blog 6/20/2012 Post a comment We're all familiar with low-pass filters, high-pass filters, band-pass filters, band-stop filters and other filter types, but the all-pass filter is perhaps less well known.
Europe asks if it is time for an Airbus of chips Blog 6/18/2012 35 comments Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner responsible for digital matters, used the opportunity of a keynote speech provided to the IMEC Technology Forum, held in Brussels last month, to ask whether Europe should consider the creation of an Airbus of chips.
AMD joins ARM forces Blog 6/13/2012 1 comment Building on yesterday’s announcement with ARM and other ARM partners on GPU Acceleration, AMD announced an even greater partnership with ARM to develop processors using ARM cores.
Verizon gives boost to mobile devices Blog 6/12/2012 2 comments The US carriers have discussed data sharing plans for the past few years, but Verizon finally took the step to implement a plan that will allow users to share data between multiple users and devices.
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