Cosmic rays damage automotive electronics Design How-To 5/31/2006 Post a comment While the concept of bombardment of neutrons from space sounds like something straight out of Star Trek, neutron-induced errors are a dangerous reality for many types of automotive electronic equipment.
Gartner: FPGA/PLD market to grow 14 percent in '06 News & Analysis 5/26/2006 Post a comment The market for FPGAs and other programmable logic devices is expected to grow from $3.2 billion in 2005 to $6.7 billion in 2010, according to Bryan Lewis, a vice president and chief analyst of ASIC, SoC and FPGA research at market analyst firm Gartner Dataquest.
Altera could face delisting; Brooks note holders want cash News & Analysis 5/17/2006 Post a comment The controversy over historical stock options granting practices at two electronics companies heated up, with programmable logic supplier Altera Corp. saying its stock could be delisted from the Nasdaq market and fab automation provider Brooks Automation Inc. saying it could be compelled to repay some subordinated notes earlier than expected.
Xilinx amends corporate governance rules News & Analysis 5/15/2006 Post a comment Programmable logic market leader Xilinx said its board of directors has made several changes to the company's corporate governance structure, including stock ownership requirements for directors and high-ranking executives and a limit on the number of public boards that a director may serve on.
Altera CEO: no timetable for investigation News & Analysis 5/11/2006 Post a comment No timetable has been set for Altera's investigation of its internal stock options granting procedures from 1996 to 2000, according to John Daane, president, chairman and CEO of the programmable logic supplier.
Yamaha extends license deal with Virage News & Analysis 5/3/2006 Post a comment Extending a long-term standard cell technology licensing agreement, Virage Logic announced that Japan-based Yamaha Corp. has strengthened its relationship by licensing components of Virage Logic's IPrima platform including embedded memories and standard cells.
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