Making roads safer with vehicle video recorders Design How-To 4/30/2013 3 comments Digital video recorders have been designed to cope with unpredictable drivers and drivers’ misinterpretation of traffic rules. TI's Anshuma Saxena discusses car DVR technology advances to meet the need for improved video quality and the wider acceptance of full HD content.
ARM's low end undercut by Andes core Product How-To 4/17/2013 15 comments Taiwan's Andes is shipping a processor core that uses 30 percent less power than an ARM Cortex M0 at the same performance as well as a new high-end core for networking.
Huawei, world’s biggest underdog News & Analysis 4/15/2013 10 comments The ascent of Huawei -- from a reseller of commodity PBX equipment in rural China to a global telecom equipment behemoth with $34 billion revenue today -- is a story told and retold in China.
Windows 8 hurting PC market Design How-To 4/12/2013 103 comments PC shipments have just posted the steepest decline ever in a single quarter, according to market research firm IDC, who put it down to consumers' reaction to the Windows 8 operating system and user interface.
3-D IC stacks pushed back to 2015 News & Analysis 4/2/2013 6 comments Globalfoundries reports on a functioning 3-D wafer-level stack with through silicon vias as the industry pushes out plans for such products to 2015 or later.
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