Starters and Nonstarters Blog 5/9/2000 Post a comment With millions of cell phones, PDAs and portable computers to power, voltage regulators are the hottest segment of the standard linear business. Yet Steve Ohr sees a couple of market missteps on the power-management scene.
CompactPCI leads high-availability push News & Analysis 5/8/2000 Post a comment The telecommunications industry is in the midst of a massive change. In an effort to keep pace with the unprecedented traffic generated over the Internet, the industry is moving from monolithic, proprietary platforms to a standards-based approach.
Secondary bus a key design choice News & Analysis 5/8/2000 Post a comment Several alternative bus architectures exist in the high-performance embedded computing arena. PCI, VME and VME's secondary buses are a few of the current options, and new contenders have emerged on the horizon in the form of Infiniband from Intel and RapidIO from Motorola.
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