Agilent: GPS receiver testing Design How-To 12/27/2010 3 comments This excerpt from Agilent's 'GPS Receiver Testing' white paper introduces a real-time GPS signal simulation technique capable of generating the required GPS signals for a repeatable and flexible test environment.
Android for medical applications Design How-To 12/27/2010 18 comments Medical-device designers have lots of choices when it comes to operating systems (OSs). The one that’s best for your application typically depends on your specific requirements. In many cases, a strong case can be made for using the Android OS.
TSMC to raise R&D spend in 2011, says report News & Analysis 12/21/2010 Post a comment Foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. plans to raise its R&D spending by nearly 39 percent to NT$50 billion (about $1.68 billion) in 2011, according to a Taipei Times report that quoted chairman and CEO Morris Chang.
Rare earth scarcity gauged by DoE News & Analysis 12/21/2010 5 comments The anticipated study by the U.S. Department of Energy concludes that rare earth scarcity is critical to the growth of clean energy technologies.
NIST launches $44M technology program News & Analysis 12/16/2010 7 comments A new technology innovation program for advanced manufacturing research in electronics, biotechnology and nanotechnology was funded with $22 million by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which expects matching funds from research partners to exceed $44 million total.
Project aims to cut conversion losses by 50% Research 12/15/2010 3 comments The Neuland project, part funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has been set up to explore the efficient use of electricity from renewable sources based on novel semiconductor materials.
10 technologies to watch in 2011 News & Analysis 12/15/2010 57 comments Here are 10 technologies that we think will generate buzz, attract developers and investors, and get end users to open their wallets in 2011 and beyond.
Metamaterials may camouflage marine vessels News & Analysis 12/14/2010 17 comments Marine biologists collaborating with engineers and scientists at Rice University are working to develop a metamaterial based on the skin of squid that can bend light in nearly any direction for future military camouflage.
Shrink, BlackBox license 'electronic glue' News & Analysis 12/13/2010 2 comments Shrink Nanotechnologies Inc. a nanotechnology-focused development company, has formed a wholly-owned subsidiary called BlackBox Semiconductor Inc. that has entered into a worldwide multi-year exclusive license with the University of Chicago on "electronic glue."
ANT rides the Tour de France Design How-To 12/13/2010 4 comments In this RF in action article, Rod Morris of ANT Wireless takes us through the Tour de France, and how its wireless networks, Nordic's ANT chips, and Google software came together to broadcast bike speed, cadence, power, and heart rate information of the HTC Columbia team.
Startup outlines monolithic 3-D chips News & Analysis 12/10/2010 22 comments Startup NuPGA claims to have the intellectual property to obsolete TSVs designed to stack microchip die with true monolithic technique for creating any type of 3-D chip.
Intelligent multiplexer upgrades automotive lighting high side drivers Design How-To 12/10/2010 1 comment Control and diagnostics of lighting functions are some of the growing tasks performed by modern body control modules. An intelligent multiplexer would provide a solution to their ever increasing requirements in terms of pulse width modulation channels, diagnostics, and system reliability in automotive lighting applications.
Three little known facts about the high-power RF products market RF & Microwave Designline Blog 12/10/2010 4 comments Most people working in the high power RF design arena think that they know a fair amount about high power RF products and the devices that comprise that market space. I am here to tell you that there are three relatively interesting and unknown facts about the high power RF product market that the consumers generally do not comprehend.
Samsung signs carbon nanotube deals News & Analysis 12/8/2010 4 comments Samsung has acquired certain patent rights primarily related to electronic devices incorporating carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in deals struck with Unidym Inc., a majority owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corp.
IBM debuts CMOS silicon nanophotonics News & Analysis 12/1/2010 38 comments IBM Research demonstrated an all-silicon optical transceiver that combines modulators, wave guides, wavelength-division multiplexers, switches and detectors all on a single CMOS die.
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