Eight-channel RF measurement broadens LTE analysis Product News 2/15/2012 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. has enhanced its N7109A multi-channel signal analyzer for emerging multichannel LTE, LTE-Advanced and MIMO RF measurement requirements, including LTE antenna beam forming and LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation.
Counterfeit parts putting military at risk News & Analysis 2/15/2012 18 comments Counterfeit parts are increasingly finding their way into mission critical military and healthcare equipment, with the number of fake electronic parts soaring dramatically over the past couple of years, according to market research organization IHS iSuppli.
Intel terahertz supplier secures $5.5 million in funds News & Analysis 2/6/2012 1 comment TeraView Ltd. (Cambridge, England), a startup company founded in 2001 to develop terahertz systems for imaging and spectroscopy, has announced it has secured $5.5 million of investment from a consortium of U.S., Asian and European institutional and corporate investors.
CEA-Leti opens 3-D IC packaging service News & Analysis 2/1/2012 Post a comment French research institute CEA-Leti has announced the launch of a 3-D packaging platform and service that provides industrial and academic partners with what it describes as a "mature" process for the production of 3-D interconnected products and projects.
Aeroflex upgrades digital radio test set Product News 2/1/2012 Post a comment Aeroflex Incorporated announced that an upgrade to its 3920 Radio Test Set supports P25 Phase II TDMA test functions and adds features for the development, manufacturing, and field test of both analog and digital private mobile radios (PMRs) and base stations.
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