'Corelets' Prime Cognitive Computers News & Analysis 8/8/2013 13 comments IBM's corelet architecture and programming model enables software to be written for its hardware cognitive computers that processes sensor inputs, performs cognitive functions (such as pattern recognition) then send the appropriate signals to actuators in the real world.
Quantum Technologies Attract Russian Capital News & Analysis 8/6/2013 2 comments Serial entrepreneur Serguei Beloussav tells how the Russian Quantum Center will emulate Bell Labs by producing the basic materials science breakthroughs needed to make quantum technologies a commercial reality.
Benchmark Debuts for Embedded FPUs News & Analysis 8/6/2013 4 comments FPMark, a floating-point benchmark geared for a wide range of embedded processors, is now available from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.
ReRAM Startup Bets on Silver News & Analysis 8/5/2013 65 comments Startup fabless chip company Crossbar has announced it has a working array that validates its silver-over-amorphous-silicon, non-volatile memory technology.
MediaTek Starts Pushing Octa News & Analysis 8/5/2013 21 comments MediaTek has started describing the benefits of "true" Octa application processors in an apparent precursor to the launch of an eight-core processor.
Flying Robots Compete News & Analysis 8/5/2013 24 comments The International Aerial Robotics Competition sponsored will be held next week by its sponsor the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (Arlington, Vir.)
ST Hawks Smallest MEMS Compass News & Analysis 8/2/2013 4 comments STMicroelectronics calls its LSM303C, combining a three-axis magnetometer and a three-axis accelerometer in a 16-bit, 2x2mm package, the world's smallest MEMS compass.
Exar CEO Talks Analog, China, IoT News & Analysis 8/2/2013 3 comments You don't need a fab to compete with TI in analog, Louis DiNardo tell us. China will do fine, despite its setbacks, and the Internet of Things is on a roll.
Lawsuits Drive Patent Market News & Analysis 8/1/2013 24 comments A market for buying and selling patents is emerging as companies file more patents and get hit with more infringement suits, said a panel of experts.
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