Analog designers have more fun Blog 2/27/2000 Post a comment Why does this segment of the industry attract such odd-ball personalities? In this inaugural installment of "The Scarlet A," Stephan Ohr maps out some of the ways that analog is different
Optical networks enable low-expense operations News & Analysis 2/17/2000 Post a comment With bandwidth demands satisfied, network planners are now pressured to reduce network architecture costs. Carrier network profits are being driven by the cost of operating the network, and less by underlying capital and depreciation.
Small form factor enables many ports News & Analysis 2/17/2000 Post a comment Communications convergence requires network service providers to consider higher levels of provisioning with more bandwidth as well as how to reduce network overhead costs.
Bluetooth integration reduces costs News & Analysis 2/11/2000 Post a comment To provide improved efficiency and convenience, disparate technologies are quickly converging on portable devices such as PDAs, cell phones and MP3 players to create integrated, supersmart Internet appliances that offer broad functionality.
Implementing VoDSL in a network News & Analysis 2/7/2000 Post a comment Like an emergency fire crew with access to hundreds of gallons of water but only a garden hose to deliver them, today's network designers find themselves with terabits of backbone capacity but only a kilobit-per-second pipeline to their customers.
New functionality squeezes wireless News & Analysis 2/7/2000 Post a comment The meteoric growth of wireless communications over the last decade has shown just how critical the thoughtful and deliberate development of next-generation wireless handsets has become.
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