USB - the car-consumer connection Design How-To 10/29/2010 3 comments In automotive environments, USB interface technology is about to conquer the pole position among competitive technologies. At chip level, the supporting infrastructure is already available.
PandaBoard touts low-cost OMAP 4 mobile software dev Product News 10/28/2010 3 comments PandaBoard is an open source development tool for mobile devices that provides access to the OMAP 4 applications processor platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The OMAP 4 platform is power- and performance-optimized for Smartphones and other mobile devices. A growing online community of Linux experts supports PandaBoard developers designing on mobile open source software distributions such as Android, Angstrom, Chrome, MeeGo and Ubuntu.
8 Gb/s Fibre Channel design Design How-To 10/18/2010 Post a comment How to use clock and data recovery (CDR) circuitry with advanced electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) to equalize the multi-tap reflections in 8Gb/s Fibre Channel designs and how to use adaptive firmware optimization to speed negotiation requirements.
ST's Carmelo Papa appointed chairman of EPoSS News & Analysis 10/11/2010 Post a comment Carmelo Papa, executive vice president and general manager of the industrial and multisegment business within STMicroelectronics, has been appointed chairman of a European think-tank for smart system integration.
T&M gets dedicated designline Test & Measurement Designline Blogs 10/4/2010 1 comment Welcome to the Test & Measurement Designline, the latest addition to the EE Times Group's 'heads down' communities designed to help engineers tackle practical, technical and software challenges to bring product specification to reality.
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