Solar cell technologists receive award recognition News & Analysis 9/1/2008 Post a comment Professor Antonio Luque Lopez of the Institute for Solar Energy at Madrid University is the winner of the SolarWorld Senior Einstein Award 2008 with Bram Hoex of Eindhoven University receiving this year's SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award.
IMEC, Plextronics partner on solar cells News & Analysis 9/1/2008 Post a comment European research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) has teamed with Plextronics, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA.), a specialist in printed solar, lighting and other organic electronics, to develop a reproducible process for organic solar cells using Plextronics' materials and inks.
Fraunhofer demos DAB Surround broadcast Product News 9/1/2008 Post a comment At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Fraunhofer IIS demonstrates a method to transmit 5.1 surround sound across DAB radio channels. The technology is compatible with existing DAB radio.
Will memristors prove irresistible? Design How-To 9/1/2008 Post a comment The transistor was invented in 1925 but lay dormant until finding a corporate champion in Bell Labs during the 1950s. Now another groundbreaking electronic circuit may be poised for the same kind of success after languishing as an academic curiosity for more than three decades.
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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