ZigBee chip works with Wi-Fi Design How-To 3/26/2013 1 comment GreenPeak believes that ZigBee will become an essential third RF network in the smart home, alongside Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It has therefore produced a ZigBee transceiver optimized to work alongside Wi-Fi in set-top-box hubs.
What were they thinking: A clock Engineering Investigations 3/22/2013 18 comments It is amazing what some people consider simple or complex. While time is not the most rational number system and decimal might be easier, this patent has another idea…
GaAs device market grew in 2012 Design How-To 3/21/2013 1 comment GaAs market growth is expected for 2013 at a similar level to that achieved in 2012. Skyworks and WIN lead but CMOS threat looms, according to Strategy Analytics
M2M deal keeps tabs on cargo Design How-To 3/21/2013 Post a comment Deutsche Telekom has signed a multimillion dollar deal with cargo monitoring service provider Arviem based on machine-to-machine communication over the cellular network.
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