Panelists explore system-to-silicon link News & Analysis 5/31/2006 Post a comment Panelists at the Medea+DAC conference in Germany offered suggestions for designing system-level silicon, including formal specifications, abstracted hardware-software interfaces and the use of regularity in silicon fabrics.
Chip maker expands LVDS device family Product News 5/22/2006 Post a comment
IC vendor On Semiconductor is expanding its high-performance ECLinPS MAX family of clock and data management products with a pair of fully differential interface ICs that combine its bipolar capability with an LVDS-compatible output structure, enabling them to interface directly with LVDS devices without sacrificing performance.
Altera, Sequans unveil mobile WiMAX chipset Product News 5/15/2006 Post a comment Altera Corp. and Sequans Communications has announced the availability of the first mobile WiMax basestation modem chipset supporting the recently ratified IEEE 802.16e-2005 broadband wireless access standard.
Implementing JPEG2000 compression Design How-To 5/12/2006 Post a comment Real-time, high quality HD MPEG encoding with very low latency is still the province of the high-end rack mount. For affordable, real-time HD encoding and decoding with very low latency, use JPEG2000.
Clear the air Automotive DesignLine Blog 5/11/2006 Post a comment The advent of cleaner diesel engine technology this fall, along with hybrid cars and gasoline engine improvements, will give consumers a troika of fuel efficient automotive choices.
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.
Genesis Microchip posts loss News & Analysis 5/2/2006 Post a comment Genesis Microchip Inc. reported a GAAP net loss of $0.3 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $60.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 ended March 31. In the previous quarter, Genesis earned $7.4 million, or 20 cents per share on sales of $74.0 million.
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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