Thought-controlled arm helps amputees Design How-To 11/28/2012 1 comment Max Ortiz Catalan of Chalmers University (shown) is developing a robotic arm that can be controlled by thought. The first operations on patients are due to take place over the winter.
Mars Curiosity gets down to science News & Analysis 11/21/2012 8 comments The Mars Curiosity rover has begun its search for evidence of microbial life on the Red Planet. A suite of sensors is delivering samples to an on-board lab for analysis.
X-Fab takes control of another MEMS foundry News & Analysis 11/5/2012 1 comment German foundry X-Fab Silicon Foundries AG has increased its holding in MEMS Foundry Itzehoe GmbH from 25.5 percent to 51 percent and renamed the company as X-Fab MEMS Foundry Itzehoe.
ARM joins group driving IoT specs News & Analysis 11/1/2012 1 comment ARM CEO Warren East said the IP chip vendor will join the Weightless Special Interest Group that is developing Internet of Things standards.
IMEC backs carbon nanotube memory News & Analysis 11/1/2012 6 comments Belgian microelectronics research center IMEC has announced a joint development program with Nantero Inc. to make carbon nanotube non-volatile memories with critical dimensions of less than 20-nm.
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