Startup builds 100-Gbps laser in CMOS
Design How-To 3/4/2013 6 comments
A low-cost tunable laser made in CMOS could transform the architecture of datacenters and the economics of metro and long-haul communications networks, according to its maker, a startup from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Chip market starts year brightly
News & Analysis 3/4/2013 4 comments
The Americas region posted its best total since 2001 as three-month average global sales showed year-on-year growth in January, according to numbers released by the SIA.
XMOS lowers price for event-driven MCUs
Design How-To 3/1/2013 3 comments
XMOS has back-filled its product line with an event-driven microcontroller that supports four time-sliced virtual processors on its single ALU. A price point below $3 is intended to widen its appeal in embedded applications.
London Calling: Forget wireless charging
Blog 3/1/2013 36 comments
Wireless charging; a solution looking for a problem? Or as natural as the change from wired to wireless communication? I am inclined to say forget it. Do the right thing and use a wired charger for reasons of ecology.