PC/104 board delivers dense digital I/0 Product News 1/25/2000 Post a comment Using a pair of home-brewed 48-port ASICs, WinSystems Inc. has introduced a dense digital I/O board that packs 96 digital channels into the meager 3.6 x 3.8-inch real estate of the PC/104 form factor.
Meter does statistical power analysis Product News 1/25/2000 Post a comment The Gigatronics 8650A Series of universal power meters now can count histograms, do cumulative and complementary-cumulative distribution functions (CDF/CCDF), and handle strip charts-a boon for power measurements during the design and testing of wireless communications systems.
Kenwood's dc electronic loads test to 1 kW Product News 1/25/2000 Post a comment The PEL series of dc electronic loads from Kenwood Test and Measuring Instruments are suitable for aging, characteristic-analysis and product life testing of switching power supplies, batteries, fuel cells and power transistors.
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