Tweet if you're an engineer Blog 3/29/2013 8 comments Social media, and all its codes and shortcuts, have caught fire, even among engineers, who tend to be viewed as, well, anti-social.
The death of beta testing? Design How-To 3/29/2013 Post a comment Short release cycles, continuous deployment, automatic updates, and a fear of social media tattling on beta defects are causing vendors to forgo beta testing and find new ways to get useful user feedback.
Exclusive: Lenovo to design own chips News & Analysis 3/29/2013 21 comments While beefing up its senior management team to prepare itself to become a leading consumer electronics vendor, Lenovo is growing its IC design team to about 100 engineers by mid this year.
NAND flash market surged in Q4 Design How-To 3/28/2013 3 comments Strong pricing was one of the reasons behind an unusual and unseasonal jump in the value of the he NAND flash memory market in 4Q12, according to market researcher IHS.
FinFET race holds promises, perils News & Analysis 3/27/2013 9 comments Rising capacitance is one of the challenges ahead in realizing the promises of the first process node to use 3-D transistors, said a group of experts.
Software lowers power used by cellular comms Design How-To 3/27/2013 Post a comment An analog and mixed-signal IC design services and IP company has developed some software that could improve cellular communications. It is now looking for a partner and first customer to help it get the technology to market.
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