In Embedded Vision, Sensors Rule, Part 2 Blog 9/10/2013 Post a comment Lately I’ve realized that new image sensor capabilities (such as 3D, higher resolution, faster frame rates, and increased dynamic range) are having a dramatic impact on system architecture and algorithms.
New Twist on RF Production Test Blog 9/10/2013 Post a comment Peter Sarson and Andreas Wild of ams develop a standard test routine to alleviate the aggravation added to the testing process when RF filter characterization requirements are changed late in development.
Winbond at a Crossroads Blog 9/10/2013 4 comments Winbond is a Taiwanese memory maker that has weathered the economic storms of the last few years. Krishna Shekar, director of strategic marketing at Winbond, spoke to me about how the company is moving forward.
Sticking to the Startup Plan Blog 9/6/2013 8 comments Devils will sit on founders' shoulders tempting them to keep updating startups' products and services to recapture that "latest thing" status. Most of the time those founders should resist.
ISA99 Rolls New Industrial Security Standard Blog 9/5/2013 2 comments Industrial security is particularly difficult to implement, because there’s a divide between securing processes, machines, etc., and securing IT assets. Now there’s a standard that combines the two and defines key requirements for security.
What on Earth? Blog 9/3/2013 21 comments Knut Hegna from the Informatics Library at the University of Oslo has finally identified its unknown artifact.
Microsoft Is Not the New Apple Blog 9/3/2013 25 comments With its $7 billion bid for Nokia, Microsoft has crossed the Rubicon into being a vertically integrated mobile computing company with a hard road ahead.
Is Nokia Headed for Troll Country? Blog 9/3/2013 18 comments The sale of the its handset business to Microsoft provides Nokia with the cash for yet another reinvention of itself, but it presents the Finnish company with a fundamental choice.
Verification Panel: It's More Than the Hardware Blog 9/2/2013 1 comment In the second part of a panel discussion on SoC verification, Gary Smith raises flags and warnings with industry experts about how complexity now bridges hardware and software, and how continuity is breaking down.
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