Keep Your Eye On RapidIO Design How-To 4/19/2000 Post a comment Developed by Motorola in collaboration with Mercury Computer Systems, the RapidIO architecture was officially launched in late February during the ESC Spring 2000. Since then, the proposed open standard for embedded I/O processing has gathered endorsements from about a dozen manufacturers, ranging from semiconductor companies to network OEMs.
Semiconductor sales soar in February News & Analysis 4/6/2000 Post a comment Worldwide sales of semiconductors soared 33.4 percent in February compared to a year ago, with the Japan and Asia-Pacific regions again leading the way, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
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