Newport Networks touts session controller orders News & Analysis 4/4/2006 Post a comment Session border controller specialist Newport Networks Ltd saw sales during 2005 increase to £1 million ($ 1.7 million), up from £336,000 ($580,000) the previous year, and said it expects “significant revenue growth” during 2006.
Icera, Qualcomm sign W-CDMA patent deal News & Analysis 4/4/2006 Post a comment Fabless semiconductor startup Icera (Bristol, England), which is developing processors for wireless communications, has joined the growing list of companies that have taken licences on some of Qualcomm’s W-CDMA Intellectual Property.
Power.org member claims processor design breakthrough News & Analysis 4/4/2006 Post a comment Fabless semiconductor startup Rapport has created an energy-efficient processor design featuring 1,024 eight-bit processing elements and a PowerPCTM core on a single chip, according to Power.org, an open community developing standards and applications around IBM's Power Architecture.
Reliability keying future chip designs News & Analysis 4/3/2006 Post a comment The ever-more important role reliability issues play in chip design was examined at the recent 44th International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) and the seventh annual International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED).
Saifun Semiconductors completes secondary offering News & Analysis 4/3/2006 Post a comment Nonvolatile-memory maker Saifun Semiconductors Ltd. said it raised $115.6 million in a secondary issue on the Nasdaq. Of that, $105.3 million will go to shareholders and the remainder to the company’s coffers, adding to the $175.8 million in cash the company reported holding at the end 2005.
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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