IBM's Watson goes to college News & Analysis 1/31/2013 4 comments A general-purpose version of the IBM Watson supercomputer that won on the game show Jeopardy will be installed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Agilent and SiSoft team to bring jitter to IBIS Blog 1/31/2013 Post a comment IBIS-AMI models used to design and optimize high-speed serial links have lacked comprehensive jitter-modeling parameters and were limited to simple, first-order models of transmitter output drivers and receiver input-termination behavior…
TI doubles memory in new MSP430 MCUs Product News 1/30/2013 Post a comment MSP430F66xx devices provide more memory, analog integration, and device scalability for blood glucose meters, home automation, activity monitors, and low-power wireless applications.
Xilinx preps 20-nm IC tape-out Design How-To 1/30/2013 7 comments FPGA company has announced it plans to tape-out its first IC to be made in 20-nm CMOS along with design-support in the second quarter of 2013.
Android processor core is royalty free Design How-To 1/30/2013 11 comments Processor IP licensor has enhanced its line of cores with the BA25, which it claims has the highest code density in a processor that is suitable for running Linux and Android applications.
BioMEMS market to triple by 2018 Design How-To 1/30/2013 Post a comment Microsystem devices have a large presence in the healthcare market and their sales are expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2018, according to market research firm Yole Développement.
Freescale's financial losses widen Design How-To 1/30/2013 1 comment Financial losses at Freescale continued to widen in the fourth quarter of 2012 but the company forecast the possibility of growth in 1Q13 as the benefits of a reorganization under a new CEO start to come through.
TI hawks smarter grid SoCs Design How-To 1/30/2013 Post a comment New portfolio of 60 integrated SoCs for smart grid and smart meter designs include software and reference designs that simplify engineering tasks.
Sub-2.3ms latency wireless guitar jack claimed better than wired Product News 1/30/2013 Post a comment With a sub-2.3ms latency, Dutch developer Systec Designs claims its 'stageClix' wireless guitar jack - which employs Nordic RF technology - is the lowest latency digital wireless audio adapter of its kind available in the world and is actually superior in many ways to a traditional hard-wired guitar-to-amplifier cable link.
DAC delivers high-quality audio in small package Product News 1/30/2013 Post a comment Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced the company's stereo digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the WM8533, which claims to provide outstanding audio performance in a small package size for a wide range of consumer electronic applications.
DesignVision award winners announced Blog 1/29/2013 Post a comment Winners were selected based on three criteria: how well the product met the market’s vision and offered unique insight into customer needs; the originality of the solution and if it offered a new approach to meeting market needs; and the quality of the implementation and how well it fits the market requirements…
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