RF design team raises funds for CMOS PA initiative News & Analysis 7/30/2007 Post a comment Is it possible to make a CMOS power amplifier for 3G cell phone applications that can operate with the same power efficiency and robustness as a gallium arsenide version? ACCO Semiconductor (Saint Germain en Laye, France) believes it has found a way to do just that and with its patent applications in hand is hoping to reap the benefits in a multibillion dollar market.
Telit readies dual processor M2M module Product News 7/23/2007 Post a comment Italian machine-to-machine networking modules specialist Telit has developed a GSM/GPRS module based on a dual CPU that it says significantly simplifies M2M design for POS terminals, fleet management systems and automated meter reading applications.
The Sound of Innovation at Cochlear Limited Design How-To 7/15/2007 1 comment Cochlear implants restore hearing by transmitting signals directly to the recipient's auditory nerve. Here's how Cochlear Limited uses model-based design to speed development of these remarkable devices.
Component orders bounce back, says ECA News & Analysis 7/13/2007 Post a comment Electronic component orders bounced back in June from a small dip the month before, according to the four-to-five week average index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).
Pegasys and On2 Technologies bring Flash video support to encoders Product News 7/12/2007 Post a comment TMPG, Inc. is introducing a free update to its popular TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress video encoding software. The update provides a new input option for FLV (Flash Video), a file format used specifically for video streaming distribution found, among others, on YOUTUBE(R) and SMILEVIDEO(R) user generated content sites.
NICs support PCI Express bus Product News 7/5/2007 Post a comment Allied Telesis has released the 2972 series of fiber Gigabit network interface cards (NICs) that use the new PCI Express (PCIe) bus for improved performance.
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