Handhelds put squeeze on regulators News & Analysis 4/28/2000 Post a comment The next generation of handheld devices with wireless Internet connectivity is beginning to appear, fueling still further the growth of the market for handhelds. The challenge is to make them smaller and to extend their run-time and standby time on a set of batteries.
Hot swapping provides flexibility News & Analysis 4/28/2000 Post a comment Hot swapping is a way to manage power that turns the once catastrophic event of plugging something into a powered piece of equipment into a controlled environment that allows the host unit to be repaired, upgraded or expanded during operation.
Cell phones ring up complexity News & Analysis 4/28/2000 Post a comment When comparing a typical cell phone today with one from a few years ago, the biggest surprise is not the smaller size or even the battery life: It is actually the complexity and feature-rich aspect of the handset.
Dc/dc converter a crucial choice News & Analysis 4/28/2000 Post a comment Consumer demand has stretched the capabilities of portable devices in terms of power and functionality while pressuring for smaller size and significantly longer battery life.
Scheme revs TCP/IP controller development News & Analysis 4/25/2000 Post a comment Several years ago, when the Microsoft SNA server appeared on the scene, Bus-Tech started building drivers enabling it to talk to Bus-Tech adapters and provide very high-speed connections between Windows NT servers and IBM mainframes.
Windows NT flexes its control muscles News & Analysis 4/25/2000 Post a comment With facilities around the globe, Woodward Industrial Controls (Rockford, Ill.) is a leading provider of control systems, components and related services for large industrial prime movers, such as steam turbines, gas turbines and reciprocating engines.
Drivers discover and then configure News & Analysis 4/25/2000 Post a comment Since the introduction of Plug and Play and operating-system-directed power management, hardware vendors and industry working groups face many challenges when designing technologies to operate with Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Taking Integration a Step Too Far? News & Analysis 4/24/2000 Post a comment As analog IC makers pack increasing amounts of monitoring and control functions into single devices, Charles H. Small contemplates, "Is sound engineering being left in the dust?"
Voice interface next frontier for cars News & Analysis 4/18/2000 Post a comment How many automobile accidents have something to do with a driver fiddling with the car radio, searching for directions, reading a map or using a cellular phone? How many physically impaired drivers and passengers would benefit from speech-activated features within the automotive environment?
Simulators drive hybrid-vehicle work News & Analysis 4/18/2000 Post a comment The push to produce hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) is stretching the imagination of automotive engineers around the world. It is also proving to be fertile ground for the latest computer modeling and simulation tools.
Consumers, regulations jolt auto electronics News & Analysis 4/18/2000 Post a comment Observers of the automotive and electronics industries have taken note of the interesting parallels in the history of those markets. Both originated and gained momentum in the latter half of a century, changed fundamentally and began to mature in the beginning half of a new century.
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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