Terrestrial digital radio goes mobile Product News 12/31/2007 Post a comment At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, HD Radio developer iBiquity will show new features for the terrestrial digital radio format, such as an iTunes "tagging" feature that makes it easier to purchase music, while touting low-power chip support and reference designs tailored to move the HD Radio platform into portable devices.
Top DSP how-to's of 2007 Design How-To 12/31/2007 Post a comment Our countdown of the top 9 articles continues with a tutorial on ADCs and DACs, a guide to writing and optimizing C, and an intro to data compression.
Is this site fair and balanced? Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 12/29/2007 Post a comment Over the years I have been asked how I can remain objective despite constant conflicts of interest. The truth is that I can't--but that's OK.
A glimpse into the future of technology News & Analysis 12/28/2007 Post a comment The voice over suggests the pair that made this video are young and enthusiastic. As such this glimpse into the future of technology is more about the vision than the detailed engineering. But as the final scene states: "the future is in our hands."
Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High-Speed: A Tutorial--Part III Design How-To 12/26/2007 Post a comment Published November 19, 2007, this Chapter 1 excerpt from Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High Speed, is a basic and high-level introduction to terminology, definitions, and concepts concerning jitter, noise, signal integrity, bit error rate, and working mechanisms for communication link systems. Part III covers signal and statistical perspectives on jitter and noise, and a system perspective on jitter, noise, and BER.
Unleashing the power of High-Definition Design How-To 12/26/2007 1 comment The Home-Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance (HANA) offers a revolutionary approach to unleashing the full potential of home theater systems. Its approach eliminates the cabling confusion, and completely alters the model of how content is played throughout the home.
Shift in the integration equation Design How-To 12/24/2007 Post a comment The trend of the semiconductor road map has always been to pack more functions on a single die through process shrinks and better processing, bolstered by a larger die itself.
Solving HDTV's unhappy returns News & Analysis 12/24/2007 Post a comment Fueled by rapidly declining average selling prices, an exploding supply of content and a vigorous consumer appetite, growth in high-definition television sales continues to accelerate this holiday season.
Tantalum caps find hi-rel niches News & Analysis 12/24/2007 Post a comment While the bulk of demand for tantalum capacitors comes from the handheld and gaming markets, as designers cram greater functionality into these ever-shrinking devices, there has also been quite a bit of activity in high-reliability markets--including military, automotive and medical--that require higher-performance components.
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.
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