Really fast food Blog 9/30/2005 Post a comment One of the most pressing problems of civilization as we know it is about to be solved by ZigBee technology. Namely, "How do you pay your restaurant bill when the waiter/waitress has gone missing?"
TV on a popstick Blog 9/26/2005 Post a comment A mobile TV trial in the UK is an interesting concept that raises a few questions about practicality and a good deal of curiosity about the technology.
Tech's abandoned institutions Blog 9/26/2005 Post a comment Telcordia vice president Bob Lucky's eulogy for the Bell Labs Holmdel, N.J., facility in the September IEEE Spectrum also bade farewell to the Army's Fort Monmouth Labs.
Canon Expo and next-generation displays Blog 9/24/2005 Post a comment The company previewed many of its new consumer and business products with the focus, of course, on digital imaging. Canon has a new logo -- 'image ANYWARE.' This obviously refers Canon's prowess in digital cameras, camcorders, and home/office printing capabilities. Going forward, the 'image ANYWARE' will also include display products
Autumn Leaves Blog 9/20/2005 Post a comment Nokia joins Eclipse; Wind River CEO presents to Bank of America; PC/104 seeks entries for embedded-software award; Microsoft gives Wipro of India Gold Status in embedded partner program.
Mother's Day everyday Blog 9/20/2005 Post a comment The massive annual assault on the PSTN on Mother's Day has something to tell us about trying to cram data, voice and video into IP communications pipes.
VoIP is coming! Blog 9/15/2005 Post a comment I can just hear old Paul Revere shouting, "VoIP is coming! VoIP is coming! VoIP is coming!" as myself and a whole bunch of other people descend on Boston for the Fall 2005 VON show.
The world is going 1080p Blog 9/14/2005 Post a comment C.E.D.I.A. opened this past week in Indianapolis, IN, and fostered several themes. The two most important themes were: iPOD connectivity, and displays with resolutions of 1080p. If there ever could be two technologies that are at the opposite ends of the spectrum, it's these two technologies.
News from IFA in Berlin Blog 9/2/2005 Post a comment IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), which is held every two years, has opened this week in Berlin. IFA is the largest Consumer Electronics show or trade fair in the world.
Some kind of miracle? Blog 9/1/2005 Post a comment Okay..I'm sitting here watching coverage of the hurricane relief efforts and people are calling CNN from payphones? From phones in the Ritz-Carlton? And people are blogging from waterlogged buildings. I don't get it.
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