Models, models, models… Blog 9/29/2011 3 comments Without models the EDA industry could not exist and when it comes to trying to promote a new abstraction level, models become the sticking point. Synopsys intends to change that…
IEDM: Samsung to present 20nm planar process Research 9/21/2011 5 comments Researchers from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. are set to unveil the company's 20-nm logic process at the International Electron Devices Meeting, which is due to take place in Washington DC, Dec. 5 to 7, 2011.
Analogix fires an opening salvo in MYDP vs. MHL battle News & Analysis 9/6/2011 3 comments The mobile industry hasn’t indicated its interface preference for streaming HD video from a smartphone to an external HDTV. In hopes for tipping this uncertain balance, Analogix is announcing that its own SlimPort family is compatible with the ST-promoted MYDP digital interface.
The benefits of FireWire on PCI Express Design How-To 9/5/2011 Post a comment high-speed protocols such as IEEE 1394b (FireWire) to provide benefits to the consumer: increased bandwidth and more efficient performance, reduced board footprint, improved power management, increased error immunity and support for a long list of feature enhancements.
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