M'soft extends IPTV software to PC and beyond Product News 6/18/2007 Post a comment Microsoft Corp. announced plans to extend its IPTV software with links to home PCs as well as digital terrestrial TV networks, renaming its offering Microsoft Mediaroom as part of the software giant's decade-long effort to extend its reach from computing to consumer electronics.
Data compression tutorial: Part 1 Design How-To 6/14/2007 Post a comment This three-part series explains how data compression algorithms work. Part one covers Huffman and run-length encoding, which are essential elements of most compression schemes.
Build simple and inexpensive FlexRay nodes Design How-To 6/13/2007 Post a comment The FlexRay protocol provides time-triggered communication at rates 10 times that of CAN. With its nodes being critical pieces of the FlexRay-based design, how can an automotive electronics designer get one started?
Next billion PCs shipping soon News & Analysis 6/13/2007 Post a comment All the attention is on cell phones shipping a billion units annually, but the PC is also approaching a billion units " cumulatively over 27 years. Now the next billion are expected to ship within several years and mostly to emerging markets.
Are PC chip sets passe? News & Analysis 6/13/2007 Post a comment Process technology may mean that CPU and core logic integration is possible, but don't expect the venerable chip set to quietly fade away.
Wind River unveils networking middleware News & Analysis 6/12/2007 Post a comment Wind River Systems has combined its existing networking software with middleware acquired from Interpeak AB to provide what it claims to be a comprehensive networking technology software solution.
Algorithms tell MLC NAND tales Teardown 6/11/2007 Post a comment
Multilevel cell (MLC) NAND flash technology creates memory that is more dense and more affordable by allowing each memory cell to store 2 bits of information, effectively doubling capacity. Current generations of MLC flash overcame data reliability, performance and flash management problems that were inherent in early designs and have gained many design wins as a result, especially in mobile handsets and other consumer electronics.
Intel upgrades compilers for multicore News & Analysis 6/5/2007 1 comment Intel Corp. is rolling out the first major upgrade of its C++ and Fortran compilers in two years, adding new features to better exploit programming its X86 multi-core processors.
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