Avago buys Javelin Semi Design How-To 4/30/2013 1 comment Firm says acquisition of 3G CMOS PA developer will form foundation of its RF CMOS design and development for its wireless semiconductor division.
Arista packs 96 100G ports on switch Product How-To 4/30/2013 1 comment Arista Networks tapped Broadcom chips to create a 96-port 100G switch while HP claimed a lead in software-defined networks in the run up to next week’s Interop.
Making roads safer with vehicle video recorders Design How-To 4/30/2013 3 comments Digital video recorders have been designed to cope with unpredictable drivers and drivers’ misinterpretation of traffic rules. TI's Anshuma Saxena discusses car DVR technology advances to meet the need for improved video quality and the wider acceptance of full HD content.
MCU market turns to 32-bits and ARM Design How-To 4/30/2013 15 comments The MCU market will return to sustained growth over the next five years after a difficult 2012, according to market analyst. Increasing adoption of ARM will accompany a gradual move to 32-bits as price erosion continues.
IP and Ethernet in motor vehicles Design How-To 4/29/2013 1 comment The Internet Protocol and Ethernet represent a new network technology for motor vehicles, and new challenges to automotive OEMs, suppliers and development tool producers. Nonetheless, many of the issues can already be solved.
TSMC races up MEMS foundry ranking News & Analysis 4/27/2013 1 comment ST still leads the MEMS foundry business but TSMC nearly doubled its MEMS sales in 2012, moving the world's largest logic foundry into third place as a MEMS foundry, according to Yole's annual sector ranking.
Cyber security solutions underused Blog 4/26/2013 7 comments Hackers keep succeeding with the same old tricks for which everybody knows the solution -- namely multifactor authentication -- but users just continue to make the same mistakes over and over again.
Spreadtrum sacks CTO News & Analysis 4/26/2013 3 comments The sudden firing of Qiuzhen Zou, Spreadtrum's chief technology officer, hints at internal turmoil within the Chinese fabless chip firm.
What’s the story behind Spreadtrum’s sudden sack of its CTO?
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