JEDEC, memory test lab square off over specs News & Analysis 4/28/2003 Post a comment A confrontation over memory module testing is shaping up between the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association and an independent lab that performs motherboard compatibility testing for Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel Corp.
Europe slaps hefty duty on Hynix DRAMs News & Analysis 4/28/2003 Post a comment The European Commission last week ruled that a provisional countervailing duty of 33% will be levied on imported DRAMs from Hynix Semiconductor Inc. as a penalty for what the commission said were illegal subsidies the chipmaker received from the Korean government.
PWM control chip handles higher heat Product News 4/24/2003 Post a comment Intersil Corp. has spun new versions of its Endura ISL6558 multiphase pulse-width modulation controller, making it available in an industrial temperature grade and in a near-chip-scale quad flat no-lead (QFN) package.
Xilinx and Altera slug it out in PLD production race News & Analysis 4/14/2003 Post a comment With cost considered the last battle-ground in the programmable logic market, the two largest PLD suppliers have begun a volley of verbal attacks regarding perceived manufacturing weaknesses that each says could undermine the other's ability to compete on price.
Regulator drives white LEDs Product News 4/10/2003 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp.'s LM2731 and LM2733 boost regulators in SOT-23 packages, target digital cameras, cell phones, PCMCIA and USB peripherals, and DSL modems, deliver upwards of 12 to 15 volts from a 2.7- to 14-V input.
Smart regulator powers PC network cards Product News 4/3/2003 Post a comment California Micro Devices' CM3103 chip is the latest member of the company's SmartOR power regulator family, serving as a solution for network interface cards that use two power sources (5-volt main supply, 3.3-V auxiliary supply).
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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