Full-year chip sales fell 9% in 2009, says SIA News & Analysis 2/1/2010 1 comment Global semiconductor sales were $226.3 billion in 2009, a decline of 9 percent from 2008 when sales were $248.6 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The full-year decline was as had been expected in the last month but much less than had been predicted in the first months of 2009.
Nujira starts to roll out Coolteq.L silicon News & Analysis 2/1/2010 Post a comment Nujira Ltd. (Cambridge, England) has said it intends to demonstrate the world's most efficient RF power amplifier for 3G/4G at Mobile World Congress which takes place in Barcelona, Feb. 15 to 18. The demonstration is based on Nujira's Coolteq.L silicon.
D&R launches IP_SoC 2010 World Tour News & Analysis 2/1/2010 Post a comment Design & Reuse SA (D&R), a global collaboration network for sharing system-on-chip design resources, announced it is exporting its IP-SoC conference and exhibition concept to the world.
6-18 GHz coupler meets MIL demands Product News 2/1/2010 Post a comment Narda has introduced the Model 4246B-10, a miniature stripline coaxial microwave coupler that delivers 10 dB of coupling from 6 to 18 GHz, has an extremely flat frequency response, and is designed to meet military requirements.
Rumor mill: B'com, Cavium eye Teknovus acquisition News & Analysis 2/1/2010 1 comment Chatter in the rumor mill says Broadcom Corp. or Cavium Networks may be about to acquire startup Teknovus Inc. for its passive optical networking technology, just as Marvell is expected to roll out its first PON products this week.
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