Pure-Play Foundries Need the Leading Edge Blog 9/18/2013 4 comments There's a lesson to be learned from a market for 28nm and lower-geometry wafers from pure-play foundries that is set to triple in 2013 while the rest of the market shrinks, according to market research.
Oscilloscope Mistakes, Part 2 Blog 9/16/2013 3 comments Avoiding common pitfalls will get you better data with minimum effort. Steve Sandler takes a look at four common scope mistakes and shows how to avoid them. This part looks at problems with probes.
TI Unveils Inductance-to-Digital Converter Blog 9/16/2013 3 comments It's not often that a new technology category is created, but TI has pulled it off by announcing the industry's first inductive-to-digital converter. The possibilities for its use are wide open.
Oscilloscope Mistakes, Part 1 Blog 9/12/2013 4 comments Avoiding these common pitfalls will get you better data with minimum effort. Steve Sandler takes a look at four common scope mistakes and gives details on how to avoid them. This particular mistake focuses on bandwidth and sample rates.
Dialog's CEO Lays Ambitious Plans Blog 9/12/2013 Post a comment From domestic lighting control to wireless charging, CEO Jalal Bagherli sees nothing but opportunity for Dialog Semiconductor, one of Europe's leading fabless chip companies.
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