Terms of engagement Social Mania 6/17/2013 4 comments Questions about how we seek and share information online have been swirling around in my head for the last several days.
Tech distractions Social Mania 6/13/2013 4 comments The Amish are said to want to manage, rather than reject, technology. That's not a bad idea to emulate.
What do you know about PCBs? Social Mania 2/15/2013 Post a comment When I was a young lad just starting out in electronics as a hobby, pretty much the only circuit boards I personally got to work with were those that came with do-it-yourself kits.
Murata Robot takes to Indy 500 Social Mania 5/27/2012 Post a comment It wasn’t just humans, but also robot racers taking to the Indy 500 this weekend, with Murata, sponsors of the KV racing team (along with Littlefuse and Mouser)showing off the Murata-Boy robot performing his bicycle balancing act.
Gearing Up for DAC – Above RTL Social Mania 5/22/2012 2 comments This is the second in the series of what to see at DAC blogs. It includes listing about the demos that companies will be showing in the area of design above RTL…
Plastic doesn't pollute, people do Social Mania 5/15/2012 7 comments Plastic may not be the most beloved of materials to the more environmentally minded, but a tradeshow held last week in Italy aimed to mold a different opinion of the material in people's minds.
Tech that stole the show at Coachella Social Mania 4/25/2012 5 comments Coachella music festival may be the premiere place to see great live acts, but there were more than just living legends roaming the Empire Polo Grounds at this year’s event.
Memristor brouhaha redux Social Mania 2/14/2012 14 comments A battle of mathematical papers has broken out at arXiv.org on the topic of the memristor, which may be part of the future of non-volatile memory devices.
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