Update on Scotland's analog action plan News & Analysis 7/1/2008 Post a comment With Scotland's Analog Skills Initiative half way through its five-year plan, Analog DesignLine Europe interviews Dr Cade Wells to find out how Scotland is addressing its analog skill shortages and see what progress is being made.
Kontron concentrates production in Asia News & Analysis 7/1/2008 Post a comment Board computer manufacturer Kontron AG (Eching, Germany) has acquired 100 percent of its production location in Penang (Malaysia). The move aims at reducing production costs and becoming more independent of third parties.
A VaST need for papers News & Analysis 7/1/2008 Post a comment In a blast from the past I just heard from the folks at VaST who are calling for technical papers for the Virtualization of Electronics Worldwide Conference 2008.
Analyst -- Chip industry no longer "business as usual" News & Analysis 7/1/2008 Post a comment Semiconductor industry analyst Malcolm Penn, CEO of Future Horizons (Sevenoaks, England), invoked the spirit of both Winston Churchill and King Canute in arguing in his June chip market report that even though the global economy is facing tough times, the semiconductor is holding its own.
Lattice rolls automotive FPGA versions Product News 7/1/2008 Post a comment Aiming to satisfy the automotive market's rapidly growing appetite for programmable logic solutions, Lattice Semiconductor has announced to expand its automotive-related product spectrum with specific versions of its XP2 Field Programmable Gate Arrays.
30-W AC/DC switching supplies Product News 7/1/2008 Post a comment Designed to meet the power and EMC noise performance requirements in instrumentation, control, and telecommunication systems, Astrodyne has added 30 Watt units to the ECA Series of ultra-miniature encapsulated switching power supplies for EMC noise compliance to EN 60601-1-2:2001.
ADI macht Dampf bei Datenwandlern News & Analysis 7/1/2008 Post a comment Frischer Wind im eher schläfrigen Geschäft mit Datenwandlern: Analog Devices hofft mit einer neuen Klasse von Bausteinen für industrielle, medizinische und ähnliche Anwendungen die Konkurrenz zu überrunden.
Link supports multiple memory channels Product News 7/1/2008 Post a comment Sonics Inc. rolls out its new flagship SonicsSX, a new chip-level interconnect technology supporting multiple memory channels to address what it says is a growing memory bandwidth problem faced by a broad range of people who develop video processors.
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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