SoC design issues going virtual Blog 8/29/2009 Post a comment A dramatic shift is taking place in the technical conference area: provide an entire design-oriented conference and exhibits to millions of desktops across the globe.
Comment: A cold corporate hand chills Hot Chips Blog 8/26/2009 4 comments The cold hand of corporate marketing has a firm grip on the esophagus of the electronics industry, controlling what gets said, when it gets said and in what key it is vocalized, muting technical conferences such as Hot Chips and ISSCC.
Making bare essentials work Blog 8/25/2009 Post a comment Startup siXis Inc. claims mounting bare die on a wafer-scale silicon circuit board essentially eliminates the power-hungry soldered interconnections between packages.
Nortel and Ericsson... and RIM Blog 8/10/2009 Post a comment Times are tough at Nortel... and getting tougher. When the
company started going downhill they sought a way out by selling off
major portions of their product lines, and recently Ericsson was
approved to buy their wireless equipment unit.
Viewpoint: Imperfect world threatens 2010 high-tech goals Blog 8/4/2009 Post a comment In addition to the imperfections of the physical world, the global design and supply chain executive charged with keeping products flowing internationally must deal with a wide range of economic and political risks, including export and import compliance requirements that are in constant flux.
NIWeek is going on 15 years Blog 8/4/2009 Post a comment National Instruments is hosting NIWeek for some 3,000 engineers, educators, and scientists Aug 4 to 6. It's the company's 15th annual customer and technology conference.
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