Testers tackle bit error rate in high-speed digital Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. will launch two high-speed bit error rate testers (Berts) for characterizing, verifying and testing optoelectronic and high-speed digital components at the Optical Fiber Conference in Baltimore the week of March 6.
Motor control links by LAN Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment Galil Motion Control has incorporated both RS232 communications and Ethernet into its latest motion-control board, the DMC-1415, a single-axis controller measuring 3.75 x 5 inches.
CompactPCI CPU goes rugged Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment Men Micro Inc. calls its latest CompactPCI CPU board the F1. It combines an MPC8240 PowerPC CPU with I/O flexibility and industrial-strength operating characteristics.
A/D mezzanine feeds DSP Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment Traquair Data Systems Inc. sells a 4 x 2.5-inch A/D mezzanine board at $2,725 for use on DSP boards with a TIM-40 or Heron site.
16-Mbit EDO DRAMs roll Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI) has introduced four extended-data-out (EDO) and four fast-page-mode (FPM) Jedec-standard 16-Mbit DRAMs.
Oki rolls 622-Mbit/s SAR Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment Oki Semiconductor said that its ML53303 SAR622 is the first single-chip 622-Mbit/second segmentation-and-reassembly unit with a 64-bit data/ FIFO bus that supports the Utopia multi-PHY interface.
MPU supervisor controls options Product News 2/29/2000 Post a comment IMP Inc. has introduced the IMP-1232LP, a microprocessor supervisory circuit with a user-selectable watchdog time-out period and a selectable threshold level.
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.
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