Mezzanine card design makes FPGA integration easy Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment VMETRO announced its first FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) module dubbed the ADC510, which is available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions, integrates two 12-bit 500MHz A/D chips for use in DSP applications such as Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Counter Measures (ECM), and Radar.
Multirate DSP, part 2: Noninteger sampling factors Design How-To 4/28/2008 1 comment Part 2 show how to change the sampling rate by a non-integer factor. It also looks at multistage decimation and polyphase filters. Finally, it applies the concepts of upsampling and downsampling to a CD player.
RepRap " Self-replicating machine Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 4/23/2008 Post a comment Here's a novel idea... an open-source DIY (do-it-yourself) rapid prototyping machine that can manufacture a significant fraction of its own parts.
Startup raises funds for telecom-specific FPGAs News & Analysis 4/23/2008 Post a comment Startup Omiino Ltd. (Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland) has raised a seed funding round of £1.05 million (about $2.1 million) to be used for the development of a specialized field-programmable gate array (FPGA) optimized for use in telecommunications network equipment.
Polish IP provider makes 6802 microcontroller core Product News 4/21/2008 Post a comment Intellectual property provider Digital Core Design SA (Wroclaw, Poland) has announced the release of the D6802, an 8-bit microprocessor core, which is compatible with the 6802 industry-standard pin out, clock frequencies and instructions set.
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