Nine predictions for CES 2011 News & Analysis 12/29/2010 10 comments Many at CES will show an iPad-alike, no one will have much to add to 3-D Web TVs, everyone will want to partner in home nets and the AMD/Intel war will take a new turn.
Big stories to track at CES 2011 Blog 12/29/2010 4 comments Big stories to track at CES are the rapid proliferation of tablet computers; new “superphone” devices and applications; the changing operating system landscape; and the decline of the video disc and rise of streaming video services.
Top 10 stories of 2010 Design How-To 12/23/2010 4 comments Here are the top 10 stories posted on Automotive Designline this year, as determined by your page views.
Imagination ports Android to Meta processor News & Analysis 12/10/2010 5 comments Multimedia processor IP licensor Imagination Technologies plc has announced Android support for its Meta multi-threaded, multicore processor family, including Meta-connected application platform solutions.
Intelligent multiplexer upgrades automotive lighting high side drivers Design How-To 12/10/2010 1 comment Control and diagnostics of lighting functions are some of the growing tasks performed by modern body control modules. An intelligent multiplexer would provide a solution to their ever increasing requirements in terms of pulse width modulation channels, diagnostics, and system reliability in automotive lighting applications.
Broadcom rolls Ethernet timing chips News & Analysis 12/10/2010 5 comments Broadcom is sampling a set of chips to enable a new IEEE standard for precise timing over Ethernet targeting a range of systems for service provider, data center and smart grid networks.
Rambus sues six top chip makers News & Analysis 12/2/2010 12 comments Rambus Inc. has filed multiple suits asking courts to bar imports of a wide range of chips—and systems using them--from Broadcom, Freescale, LSI, MediaTek, Nvidia and STMicroelectronics it claims infringe its patents.
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