Digital Video to Come Alive in 2005 Design How-To 12/28/2004 Post a comment Successful new consumer electronic devices are introduced in concept demonstrations at trade shows. Next they emerge, at high cost, for early adopters. Eventually they proliferate as economies of scale make them affordable to mass market consumers. The decision of which digital video coding standard to adopt for next generation video disks as well as other digital video products under development remains open. In this feature article, Jonah Probell takes a look at digital video and predicts tren
Altera opens FPGA lab in Bangalore News & Analysis 12/16/2004 Post a comment Altera Corp. has set up India's first university development lab for field programmable gate array/system-on-a-programmable-chip technology at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.).
Semi suppliers cutting wafer starts, says iSuppli News & Analysis 12/14/2004 Post a comment Lingering excess chip inventories are forcing semiconductor suppliers to cut their wafer starts and reassess their capital spending plans, according to the latest research from iSuppli Corp.'s Semiconductor Inventory Tracker service.
On-chip trace and debug approach targets Atmel FPGAs Product News 12/14/2004 Post a comment The domain of on-chip testability and debug continues to get better. Hardware verification and debug supplier First Silicon Solutions is teaming up with chip maker Atmel to jointly produce a product for on-chip debug, trace, and logic analysis of Atmel's popular FPSLIC and FPGA products.
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