Sycamore subpoenaed for stock option practices News & Analysis 5/31/2006 Post a comment Sycamore Networks Inc. has been served a grand jury subpoena by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts, requesting documents related to an ongoing investigation of the company’s stock option practices, the company reported in its 8-K regulatory filing dated May 30.
MIMO RF emulator does standardized Wi-Fi benchmark testing Product News 5/31/2006 Post a comment If you're a developer of next-generation Wi-Fi equipment, check out this RF multi-path emulator that lets you test draft 802.11n-based products for interoperability, performance, conformance, and backward compatibility. This MIMO functional tester is the industry's first to meet the draft-802.11n specification.
Logic-analysis software tracks discontinuities Product News 5/31/2006 Post a comment You can use a logic analyzer for general-purpose signal and bus timing, and to make state measurements, but you can spend hours turning low-level measurement data into meaningful information. Agilent Technologies addresses this conundrum with five logic analysis software applications supported across the company's logic-analyzer instrument portfolio. Even RF analysis is covered.
Pattern generator-equipped logic analyzers tackle the competition Product News 5/31/2006 Post a comment Logic analyzer maker Agilent Technologies expands its portfolio with eight new fixed-configuration models in its next-generation 16800 Series. Eight models, ranging from 34-channels to 204-channels, provide 4-GHz timing sampling simultaneously with state measurements, eliminating the need to double-probe.
Tensilica touts contributions to EDA reference books News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment Book publisher Taylor & Francis is offering a two-book reference that provides an overview of the design automation algorithms, tools and methodologies used to design integrated circuits, according to Tensilica, employer of technologists who made major contributions to the books.
Ethernet testers get EoPDH options Product News 5/30/2006 Post a comment Broadband test equipment maker Innocor adds Ethernet-over-PDH transport mechanism test capabilities to its existing TestPoint testers. The company also adds Resilient Packet Ring test options to the mix. The implementation runs on OC-48/STM-16, where RPR maps into GFP. This RPR intrusive monitor feature lets you control and impair RPR traffic to measure impacts on networks.
Nokia recovers $1.3 million in counterfeit case News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez of the Southern District of Florida has found Suplimet Corp. and Hermann Lozano in contempt of a permanent injunction enjoining Suplimet from trafficking counterfeit Nokia products.
Infrared thermometer provides high performance at low cost Product News 5/30/2006 Post a comment The Convir ST8839 handheld infrared thermometer from Calex Electronics offers a great blend of high performance and outstanding value, providing an ideal solution for users that need cutting edge technology on a budget. The instrument provides a wide temperature range of -50 ºC to 1000 ºC, and offers adjustable emissivity, a feature often absent on infrared thermometers in this price range.
Fluke offers a total food temperature solution News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment Fluke has introduced The FoodPro and FoodPro Plus infrared thermometers, which are designed to enable foodservice professionals to quickly and accurately gauge food product temperatures and to help detect potential food safety problems.
NHK demos UHD TV broadcast News & Analysis 5/26/2006 Post a comment NHK Science and Technical Research Laboratories has demonstrated virtual satellite broadcasting of ultra-high definition (UHD) TV, which promises resolution 16 times higher than current high-definition images.
Credence narrows loss, meets guidance News & Analysis 5/25/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor test solutions provider Credence Systems Corp. posted a net loss of $14.2 million, or 14 cents per share on sales of $124.8 million for its second fiscal 2006 quarter ended April 30. In the year-ago quarter, Credence lost $19.5 million, or 21 cents per share on sales of $101.9 million.
India delaying 3G rollout, says report News & Analysis 5/25/2006 Post a comment India’s Dept. of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the privately-owned wireless proposed data services based on EVDO (evolution data optimized) technology to delay rollout until the government comes out with its policy for third-generation (3G) services.
Report: Dell to set up India plant News & Analysis 5/25/2006 Post a comment Dell Inc., the world’s largest computer maker, is seeking a location in India to set up a manufacturing plant by the year’s end, according to a Press Trust of India Report from New Delhi.
Developing a switch-control system test program and migrating it to LXI Product News 5/24/2006 Post a comment A design verification team developed a custom logic analysis program to test a complex switch-control system. A buffered digital I/O module, plugged into a multi-function switch/measure unit, provided capture, trigger, and playback features necessary to implement the test. The completed application was later modified to use a compatible digital I/O module compliant with the LXI standard.
DIN-mount power meters target renewable energy generation News & Analysis 5/23/2006 Post a comment A range of DIN-mounted power meters from Carlo Gavazzi meets the special requirements for control, monitoring and utilisation of solar power and other forms of renewable energy. The WM14-DIN family of power analysers enable comprehensive measurement of renewable energy, including output levels, power quality and hour counting as well as power demands, maximum values and thermal current.
DIN-mount power meters target renewable energy generation Product News 5/23/2006 Post a comment A range of DIN-mounted power meters from Carlo Gavazzi meets the special requirements for control, monitoring and utilisation of solar power and other forms of renewable energy. The WM14-DIN family of power analysers enable comprehensive measurement of renewable energy, including output levels, power quality and hour counting as well as power demands, maximum values and thermal current.
Microwave synthetic instruments garner LXI certification Product News 5/22/2006 Post a comment Instrumentation house Agilent Technologies announces six microwave synthetic instruments that are the first Class A LXI instruments to achieve certification from the LXI Consortium. The mix includes RF up- and down-converters, waveform generators, and digitizers.
Intel signs WiMAX deals News & Analysis 5/22/2006 Post a comment Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Intel Corp., has signed two WiMAX agreements with telecom providers.
Spansion expands suit against Macronix News & Analysis 5/22/2006 Post a comment Flash memory supplier Spansion Inc. has filed a copyright infringement claim against Macronix International Co. Ltd. and Macronix America in the U.S. District Court, Northern District, San Jose Division, expanding an earlier suit against the company.
India revives materials center News & Analysis 5/18/2006 Post a comment The Indian Ministry of Information Technology has re-established the Center for Materials for Electronics Technology (CMET), to develop viable technologies for use in electronics.
Power Integrations gets favorable ruling from ITC News & Analysis 5/17/2006 Post a comment High-voltage analog IC supplier Power Integrations has won a favorable decision in its patent-infringement case against Taiwan-based System General Corp. (SG), filed last year with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
LXI-certified function/arbitrary waveform generator debuts Product News 5/16/2006 Post a comment Continuing its thrust to be at the forefront of LXI test gear, Agilent Technologies introduces what it says is the industry's first LXI-certified 20-MHz function/arbitrary waveform generator with variable-edge pulses and pulse-width modulation. It can generate signals from the micro-Hertz regime out to 20-MHz, feeding 50-ohm unbalanced loads.
Creative sues Apple for patent infringement News & Analysis 5/15/2006 Post a comment Digital entertainment product supplier Creative Technology Ltd. filed suit against Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for allegedly infringing a Creative patent governing the user interface in portable media players, including those used in Apple’s iPod, iPod Nano and iPod Mini.
World’s highest-density single-slot 3U PXI switching modules? Product News 5/15/2006 Post a comment PXI bus module vendor Pickering Interfaces is expanding its line of relay-equipped switching modules. The company is rolling out a family of boards it says comprises the world's highest-density matrices in single-slot PXI module formats. Pickering even makes its own hi-rel relays for these plug-ins.
Court: eBay patent ruling doesn't mean injunction News & Analysis 5/15/2006 Post a comment In a closely-watched suit involving eBay Inc.'s But It Now service, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the finding of a patent infringement does not mean that an injunction is automatically issued against the infringing product.
Multi-channel tester lets your PC automatically analyze audio Product News 5/15/2006 Post a comment If you're developing a multi-channel audio product such as a Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound or automotive sound system, here's news of a PC-controlled tester from Audio Precision that will let even semi-skilled operators get up-and-running quickly. Its liberal use of colorful 3-D graphics makes it a snap to learn and use.
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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