Japan set to rescue Renesas News & Analysis 10/15/2012 15 comments The Japanese government is poised to rescue struggling Japanese chip company Renesas Electronics through a buyout led by a government investment fund.
ST denies break up rumor News & Analysis 10/12/2012 6 comments STMicroelectronics, Europe's largest chip manufacturer, denied it is breaking up the company after reports surfaced that such a move is being considered.
USB IP core combo pack from DCD Product News 10/4/2012 2 comments Targeted at both FPGA and MCU deployment, Digital Core Design's USB IP core combo pack consists of Audio, Human Interface Device, and Mass Storage platforms.
ST plots wireless MEMS roadmap News & Analysis 10/3/2012 4 comments ST is pushing a system-in-package approach to MEMS which it claims will yield wireless MEMS components by the end of 2013 and the integration of gas sensors in environmental MEMS in 2014.
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