Multichannel BER testers handle 32 Gbps Product News 1/4/2013 Post a comment Tektronix has introduced a series of programmable pattern generators and bit error detectors with up to four channels for optical and serial data-communications testing on signals as fast as 32 Gbps.
Imagination 'Rogue' GPUs to demo at CES News & Analysis 1/4/2013 2 comments Partners of graphics IP licensor Imagination Technologies Group plc will be demonstrating the first products using the firm's PowerVR Series 6 GPU cores at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company said.
Chip sales boosted by American strength News & Analysis 1/4/2013 9 comments For the second month in a row, strong growth in the Americas region pushed the three-month average of worldwide semiconductor sales to increase at above typical seasonal rates.
TI offers efficient DC/DC step-down converter Product News 1/3/2013 Post a comment Texas Instruments has introduced what it claims the industry’s lowest power DC/DC step-down converter, an ultra-low power circuit enables battery-free power to applications, such as wireless sensor networks, monitoring systems, smoke detectors, wearable medical devices and mobile accessories.
The elusive recognition of voices News & Analysis 1/3/2013 Post a comment While the goal of continuous voice recognition remains as elusive today as it was 50 years ago, Siri developer Dag Kittlaus has proven that pocket applications defined by limited domains can make practical voice recognition possible.
Semi upswing seen for 2013 News & Analysis 1/3/2013 8 comments Strength in mobile devices, communications, and tablets will boost the chip biz out of the doldrums, according to IDC.
Texas firm buys Chinese chip maker News & Analysis 1/2/2013 1 comment Diodes, a manufacturer of discrete, analog and application-specific semiconductors, is set to buy a chip maker that supplies OEMs in China with analog and mixed-signal ICs.
Imagination CEO given knighthood News & Analysis 1/1/2013 Post a comment Hossein Yassaie, the CEO of Imagination who came to the U.K. from Iran in the 1970s, has been knighted for services to technology and innovation in the New Year Honors for 2013.
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