Europe plots three pilot wafer fabs News & Analysis 11/21/2012 7 comments A European initiative formed to coordinate research in nanoelectronics has proposed projects for the creation of three pilot fabs, including one for 450-mm diameter wafers.
IBM backs Brazilian wafer fab project News & Analysis 11/20/2012 6 comments IBM, Brazilian development bank BNDES and the EBX Group of Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista, are partnering for the construction and operation of a wafer fab in the south of Brazil, according to local reports.
Infineon cuts workers hours ahead of downturn News & Analysis 11/16/2012 6 comments Reinhard Ploss, incoming CEO at Infineon, said the German chip maker is reducing hours for some employees and postponing or cancelling projects as part of attempts to weather a forthcoming "economic storm."
Simple circuit measures RMS value of AC power line Design How-To 11/8/2012 2 comments The root-mean-square value of an AC signal compares the heating value of an unknown AC signal to that of a known DC signal across identical loads. It is equal to the amount of DC required to produce an identical amount of heat in the load.
TI integrates more functions into AFE5809 Product News 11/1/2012 Post a comment Texas Instruments has integrated digital I/Q demodulation and decimation into an analog front end to reduce FPGA processing requirements in ultrasound systems as well as ultrasonic applications, such as sonar and non-destructive testing.
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