Dialog Semi to surf the Atom wave Product News 4/30/2009 Post a comment Chip vendor Dialog Semiconductor taps the market momentum of Intel's Atom microprocessor by offering a power management device tailored for the Atom. The device helps designers to significantly reduce board space and costs, the company says.
LFoundry rolls RF process design kit Product News 4/30/2009 Post a comment Aiming at designers of analog/mixed signal and RF devices, LFoundry GmbH (Landshut, Germany) has introduced a process design kit (PDK). The PDK enables designing chips operating at frequencies of up to 15 GHz, the company promises.
WHDI 2nd Gen Wireless 1080p Chipset from AMIMON Product News 4/29/2009 Post a comment AMIMON Inc. announced the immediate availability of its second generation baseband chipset. The second generation transmitter and receiver chips (AMN 2120/2220) are designed for the WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) standard.
Xilinx shipping ISE Design Suite 11.1 Product News 4/27/2009 2 comments Programmable logic vendor Xilinx is now shipping ISE Design Suite 11.1, described as an FPGA design solution with fully interoperable domain-specific design flows and tool configurations for logic, digital signal processing, embedded processing and system-level design.
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