Microchip launches chip Wiki Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/6/2007 Post a comment New site allows engineers, students, and professors to collaborate online and share information on semiconductor products, applications, and best practices.
Designers flow with debug flux Design How-To 8/6/2007 Post a comment Embedded systems designers are facing both gradual and abrupt changes in their debugging tools. On the gradual side, tools are following general design trends and moving toward standardized, open systems. But a left turn may be in the works, as tool developers add wireless connections to embedded debug.
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