Introduction to Multimedia Networks Design How-To 8/28/1998 Post a comment Multimedia Networks is a brief overview of the videoconferencing origins and the current issues facing the multimedia and networking industries. The current focus on bringing multimedia communications to the LAN and tying endpoints via the WAN is stressing all elements of design, including workstations, multimedia subsystems, networking components, software, and standards. This overview takes a communications slant at the problem and highlights some of the industry activities and technical direc
Embedded Networking: Why Has It Taken So Long? News & Analysis 8/2/1998 Post a comment This paper from Osicon Technologies is an interesting view of what has prevented networking from taking on widespread embedded status, how things have changed, and now, where it all might be heading. Coke machines will signal the dispatcher they need refilling. The Maytag repairman will patiently play Solitaire while waiting for email from a washer or dryer in distress. What will make all this happen? Integrated solutions based on systems on silicon that reduce both the cost and complexity of em
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