DVB-S2 demodulator lowers set-top box design costs Product News 3/1/2007 Post a comment For designers looking to reduce the cost of HDTV digital video recorder (DVR) satellite set-top boxes, ST is offering a dual DVB-S2 satellite TV demodulator that provides the functions of two of its predecessor chip in a single package.
TI rolls new version of Code Composer IDE Product News 3/1/2007 Post a comment Texas Instruments rolled out version 3.3 of its Code Composer Studio Platinum integrated development environment, which the company claims raises multiprocessor support and analysis features to a higher level to meet the evolving needs of embedded system development.
Dual-channel device converts T1 data rates to fiber optic cable Product News 3/1/2007 Post a comment Designed to switch T1 data rates to fiber optic cable, the Dual T1 media converter from Stratos Optical Technologies combines RJ45 interconnected T1 data with fiber optic HMA Expanded Beam technology to provide dual 1.544 Mbits/s data-rate media conversion from copper to fiber and back for tactical communication applications.
BenQ plans niche attack on cell phones News & Analysis 3/1/2007 Post a comment After high hopes of being a handset giant, the tattered remains of BenQ-Siemens will be sold off on eBay. But the company is already planning a comeback, focusing on products that have worked in the past.
AMD tips quad-core performance Product News 3/1/2007 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices upcoming Barcelona quad-core processor will sport floating-point performance 42 percent higher than Intel's current top-of-the line CPU, the Xeon X5355 also known as Clovertown.
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