GPS on steep ramp in cellphones News & Analysis 11/1/2007 2 comments The number of cellphones with global positioning satellite capabilities will more than quadruple between 2006 and 2011, driven by the U.S. government's mandate for Emergency 911 services and the rollout by carriers of new location-based services are driving the growth, according to a report released by iSuppli Corp.
IMEC has a brain wave: feed EEG emotion back into games News & Analysis 11/1/2007 Post a comment Research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) could extend its investigations into wireless electroencephalography (EEG) to enable measures of emotion to be fed back into computer games, according to Bert Gyselinckx, program director for wireless autonomous transducer solutions at IMEC's Dutch outpost at the Holst Center (Eindhoven, Netherlands).
ST teams with ACS for automotive safety initiative News & Analysis 11/1/2007 Post a comment STMicroelectronics has teamed with Automotive Communications Systems (ACS, Ann Arbor, MI) to develop silicon for the Vehicle and Infrastructure Integration (VII) initiative that is investigating the potential safety benefits of car-to-car and car-to-roadside communications.
Elastic electronics stretch to twice their length Product News 11/1/2007 Post a comment An IMEC laboratory at the University of Ghent in Belgium has realized interconnections for elastic electronic wires that can be stretched to twice their original length while maintaining electrical conductivity. The technology could be significant in such applications as foldable displays, biomedical applications and textiles that incorporate electronics, according to research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium).
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.
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