CMOS Timing Startup Turns to Crystal News & Analysis 8/28/2013 9 comments A developer of CMOS replacements for crystal oscillators has a new CEO, taken on more VC funding, and extended its business plan to include crystal oscillators.
DARPA Funds Neural Image Processor News & Analysis 8/20/2013 2 comments The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) granted University of Michigan a $5.7 million four-year contract to build a prototype neural network capable of processing images 1,000-times faster than today.
Atomic Clocks Double as Quantum Simulators News & Analysis 8/19/2013 4 comments Atomic clocks can simulate quantum states in real time, according to researchers at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Q-MEMS Downsizes Inertial Measurement Units News & Analysis 8/19/2013 9 comments Epson lays claim to the world's smallest high-performance inertial measurement unit (IMU)--the V340 is a six-axis high-precision gyroscope/accelerometer combo that measures just twelve-by-ten-by-four millimeters.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT News & Analysis 8/15/2013 17 comments ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
IBM Q&A on Molecular Electronics Blog 8/13/2013 3 comments IBM Research in Zurich, Switzerland, is home to Emanuel Loertscher, a leading researcher into molecular electronics. He answered questions on the progress of the research.
'Corelets' Prime Cognitive Computers News & Analysis 8/8/2013 13 comments IBM's corelet architecture and programming model enables software to be written for its hardware cognitive computers that processes sensor inputs, performs cognitive functions (such as pattern recognition) then send the appropriate signals to actuators in the real world.
Quantum Technologies Attract Russian Capital News & Analysis 8/6/2013 2 comments Serial entrepreneur Serguei Beloussav tells how the Russian Quantum Center will emulate Bell Labs by producing the basic materials science breakthroughs needed to make quantum technologies a commercial reality.
ReRAM Startup Bets on Silver News & Analysis 8/5/2013 65 comments Startup fabless chip company Crossbar has announced it has a working array that validates its silver-over-amorphous-silicon, non-volatile memory technology.
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