Spectrum rolls out PCIe instrumentation platform Product News 6/20/2013 Post a comment German manufacturer Spectrum has released the M4i.445x-x8, the first card in its M4i series of high-speed PCI Express digitizers capable of delivering a synchronous sampling speed of 500 Msamples/s with 14-bit A/D resolution.
Rohde & Schwarz doubles signal analyzer bandwidth Product News 6/20/2013 Post a comment Rohde & Schwarz has extended the analysis bandwidth of its high-end FSW signal and spectrum analyzer from 160 MHz to 320 MHz, allowing the instrument to be used in a variety of applications related to wideband digital communications and radar systems.
Imagination profit drops on R&D spend News & Analysis 6/19/2013 2 comments Despite strong growth in customers' units shipped and revenues, profit declined at processor licensor Imagination in the 2013 financial year as it spent on R&D.
AMS marks down 2013 revenue on order delays News & Analysis 6/14/2013 1 comment Austrian analog IC and sensor vendor has lowered its growth estimate for 2013 because certain customers are pushing orders out. The company has also lost its CEO who has stood down.
Media tablet is your next TV News & Analysis 6/13/2013 22 comments That idea of “the media tablet as your next TV” is the premise on which a number of companies — software and hardware developers included — are depending to capitalize their business in 2013 and beyond.
TI 12-bit ADCs handle up to 900 Msamples/s Product News 6/13/2013 Post a comment Comprising six single-channel and dual-channel models, Texas Instruments’ ADS5409 family of 12 bit ADCs offers sampling speeds ranging from 500 Msamples/s to 900 Msamples/s, while reducing board space requirements by 80%.
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