Global M2M Interoperability Is Getting Closer Blog 8/29/2013 1 comment What will be involved in making machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and interoperability a reality? Players from industrial and communications segments sat down at the oneM2M panel at the M2M Evolution Conference. Here’s a recap of the discussion.
Your Product Names Suck Blog 8/29/2013 30 comments Just because you use computers to make and sell your products, you should not treat customers as if they are just the last part of the supply chain. It shows a lack of respect.
Looking Everywhere for IC Reliability Blog 8/27/2013 3 comments At the nanometer scale, engineers must not only design functionally correct circuits that can be tested and manufactured but also take extra steps to guarantee short and long-term reliability in the field.
Soldering Practices Are Insane Blog 8/26/2013 24 comments Jim Smith from Electronics Manufacturing Sciences says most of the people who set industry standards don't know how to solder. They only know how to weld.
Metcalfe’s Law & the Future of Driving Blog 8/25/2013 24 comments The automotive industry is moving into a new world where the network effect rules. The value of a car won’t be judged by your car alone, but by how many others also have cars like yours.
Probing Matters Blog 8/22/2013 1 comment During the design phase, efforts to optimize performance depend on the quality of your test. How do you ensure you've got the best probe for the job?
Outsourcing American Jobs: Where's the Debate? Blog 8/22/2013 14 comments Some say a real debate has not yet taken place on the outsourcing of American jobs. Is this really an issue of corporate greed, or are there multiple factors at work behind outsourcing? It’s time to give this your attention.
Back to Basics: Power Factor Correction Blog 8/21/2013 1 comment As greater attention is paid to the environmental and monetary implications of growing global power consumption, power system designers must place a greater emphasis on getting it right.
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