Agilent and SiSoft team to bring jitter to IBIS
Blog 1/31/2013 Post a comment
IBIS-AMI models used to design and optimize high-speed serial links have lacked comprehensive jitter-modeling parameters and were limited to simple, first-order models of transmitter output drivers and receiver input-termination behavior…
Freescale's financial losses widen
Design How-To 1/30/2013 1 comment
Financial losses at Freescale continued to widen in the fourth quarter of 2012 but the company forecast the possibility of growth in 1Q13 as the benefits of a reorganization under a new CEO start to come through.
DesignVision award winners announced
Blog 1/29/2013 Post a comment
Winners were selected based on three criteria: how well the product met the market’s vision and offered unique insight into customer needs; the originality of the solution and if it offered a new approach to meeting market needs; and the quality of the implementation and how well it fits the market requirements…
Excess chip inventory set to hurt Q1
News & Analysis 1/25/2013 1 comment
Global economic woes across mutliple sectors drove chip inventory high in 2012 and is set to hurt global chip sales in the first quarter of 2013, according to market analysis firm IHS.
PCIe 3.0 equalization Webinar
Blog 1/24/2013 Post a comment
This live webinar this morning was packed with information about what you need to do to deal with equalization in the PCIe 3.0 implementation if you hope to achieve 8Gbps…
Penn keeps predicting chip market growth
News & Analysis 1/23/2013 2 comments
The chip market will grow by 8 percent in 2013, according to market analyst Malcolm Penn but it depends on how the global economy plays out in 2013. Right now the signs are not good.
Setting safety standard for arc detection in solar industry
Design How-To 1/22/2013 1 comment
The UL 1699B standard marks the beginning of a trend across industries to increase safety in high-voltage applications. It requires the use of arc detection in high-voltage systems to increase personal safety, protect equipment and prevent catastrophic damage. This article focuses on implementing arc detection in solar applications.
Using SoCs for portable medical equipment
Design How-To 1/21/2013 3 comments
Cypress Semiconductor explains that using SoCs in portable medical electronics applications makes design simpler, protects IP, and provides novel methods to implement product-differentiating functionality that can make FDA certification simpler.
MediaTek, MStar merger delayed
News & Analysis 1/16/2013 Post a comment
A lack of anti-trust clearances has prompted MediaTek to withdraw a plan to issue additional shares with which to buy rival fabless chip company MStar, according to local reports.
Hogan says retooling underway for custom 2.0
Blog 1/11/2013 Post a comment
The time has come to re-architect both the environment and the simulators to meet the challenges confronting custom design today. The semiconductor industry is now facing a major retooling for “Custom 2.0” for 2013 and beyond...
Dialog saw sales surge in Q4
Design How-To 1/10/2013 3 comments
Demand for chips to go into smartphones and tablet computers was behind a late surge in sales at mixed-signal chip company Dialog.
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.