Life lessons in embedded Blog 9/24/2012 Post a comment The best way to face the diverse embedded market is with an open mind and a practical attitude—a life lesson I took away from meetings at DESIGN East.
IPhone 5 draws praise, iPod gets camera News & Analysis 9/12/2012 18 comments Apple's much anticipated iPhone 5 is winning initial praise as a solid upgrade and the new camera in the iPod Touch suggests Apple will attack consumer point-and-shoot cameras.
Intel launches embedded middleware push News & Analysis 9/11/2012 10 comments David "Dadi" Perlmutter, general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, showed off an intelligent vending machine at the Intel Developer Forum, where the company rolled out a framework for management and security middleware.
LCD dot matrix solutions with ultra-low-power MCUs Design How-To 9/10/2012 4 comments Using design techniques to optimize the system hardware and software, low-cost, ultra-low-power microcontrollers can be used to drive dot matrix LCD displays that previously required larger, power-hungry processors.
Kalray samples 28-nm processor News & Analysis 9/10/2012 1 comment Kalray SA, fabless chip company that developed the MPPA multicored processor family for embedded applications, has announced it is now providing samples of its 28-nm MPPA-256 chip, which includes 256 processor cores.
TSMC set to expand 2013 capex News & Analysis 9/10/2012 1 comment Foundry chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will boost capital expenditures for 2013 to $10 billion, up from about $8.25 billion in 2012, according to reports that also reckon it will be making processors for Apple in 2013.
Intel revenue hit by weak demand News & Analysis 9/7/2012 14 comments Intel Corp. has lowered its forecast for third quarter revenue due to weaker than expected demand and said that it will reduce capital spending for 2012 below the previous minimum estimate of $12.1 billion.
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