Audio processor delivers USB interface Product News 1/17/2008 Post a comment BridgeCo has announced an expansion of its audio interface processor and firmware product line at the NAMM conference in Anaheim. The new DM1200E processor provides an USB interface, enabling the development of audio interface systems that use USB instead of FireWire.
Chip makers must shift from fabs to systems News & Analysis 1/16/2008 Post a comment Semiconductor companies need to shift their focus from building fabs to building systems, and they must engage with customers at deep technical levels if they are to survive the current wave of consolidation, said Wolfgang Ziebart, chief executive of Infineon Technologies.
CopperGate touts home networking chip at CES News & Analysis 1/9/2008 Post a comment Home networking startup CopperGate Communications used this week's CES in Las Vegas to announce its CopperStream CG3210 chip for networking entertainment data over existing coax and telephone wires has started shipping.
Ralink rolls out pair of 802.11n chips Product News 1/4/2008 Post a comment Ralink Technology Corp. is offering a pair of 802.11n single chipsthe RT3080, which enables Wi-Fi in handheld and mobile devices and the RT3070, which it is touting as the industry's smallest 802.11n USB single chip for PCs, AP/routers and client devices.
Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High-Speed: A Tutorial--Part IV Design How-To 1/2/2008 Post a comment Published November 19, 2007, this Chapter 1 excerpt from Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High Speed, is a basic and high-level introduction to terminology, definitions, and concepts concerning jitter, noise, signal integrity, bit error rate, and working mechanisms for communication link systems. Part IV is a historical overview of jitter, noise, BER, and signal integrity.
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.
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