Global FDSOI ecosystem rising News & Analysis 5/24/2013 6 comments So far, STMicroelectronics has been identified as the only company tilting at the FDSOI windmill. That perception, and a lonely market landscape, are about to change.
Triangulation in automotive ultrasonic park-assist systems Design How-To 5/21/2013 2 comments Ultrasonic park assist systems use ultrasonic distance-ranging methodologies to assist the vehicle driver with back-up parking, parking spot identification, automatic parking and detection of objects in the driver's blind spots. Texas Instruments discusses the method of triangulation as a way to improve distance measurement accuracy.
FDSOI gains three design wins Design How-To 5/16/2013 7 comments ST claims three design wins for its fully-depleted silicon on insulator manufacturing process; a move that could draw out support from EDA software and IP providers.
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