Hybrids success depends on battery management Design How-To 8/6/2009 Post a comment With the development of hybrid and electric vehicles in full swing, the question to designers is how to maximize the energy stored for the battery that 'drives' these cars. This article discusses how voltage and current sensors can be used to optimize the energy stored.
NCSA joins Darkstrand network News & Analysis 8/6/2009 Post a comment The Darkstrand Network has formed a collaborative alliance with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The quest for a robot project Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 8/5/2009 Post a comment Recently my nephew celebrated his 15th birthday, prompting many discussions of what exactly does a teenager want for a birthday. There were many things discussed, but one thing that did come up was his wish to build a robot.
Content transfer: Speed versus ease of use Design How-To 8/3/2009 1 comment The concept was to look at download speeds across three different interfaces--USB, WiFi and 3G--to compare and contrast the speed and ease of use. Three different cellphones were tested: iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Storm.
Arteris offering peripheral interconnect IP Product News 8/3/2009 Post a comment Arteris, a provider of network-on-chip interconnect IP, announced the availability of a peripheral interconnect solution said to provide an efficient way to integrate peripheral components onto a system-on-chip.
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