Video: Intel’s CES press conference highlights News & Analysis 1/10/2013 5 comments At CES, the firm announced a pull-in of its low powered processors from fourth generation to third generation Ivy bridge products, exceeding even its own previously stated power targets, for what the company hopes will produce thinner, lighter, longer battery life devices.
Nvidia launches 'Wayne' processor with LTE News & Analysis 1/7/2013 6 comments Nvidia has launched the quad-core Cortex A15 based Tegra 4 application processor for use in consumer gadgets from smartphones, through tablet computers to games consoles at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Chip sales boosted by American strength News & Analysis 1/4/2013 9 comments For the second month in a row, strong growth in the Americas region pushed the three-month average of worldwide semiconductor sales to increase at above typical seasonal rates.
TI offers efficient DC/DC step-down converter Product News 1/3/2013 Post a comment Texas Instruments has introduced what it claims the industry’s lowest power DC/DC step-down converter, an ultra-low power circuit enables battery-free power to applications, such as wireless sensor networks, monitoring systems, smoke detectors, wearable medical devices and mobile accessories.
Semi upswing seen for 2013 News & Analysis 1/3/2013 8 comments Strength in mobile devices, communications, and tablets will boost the chip biz out of the doldrums, according to IDC.
Texas firm buys Chinese chip maker News & Analysis 1/2/2013 1 comment Diodes, a manufacturer of discrete, analog and application-specific semiconductors, is set to buy a chip maker that supplies OEMs in China with analog and mixed-signal ICs.
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