Vendors debate viable IP business model News & Analysis 2/24/2003 Post a comment Three IP vendors debated the question of how to make silicon intellectual property into a viable business, during a panel discussion here moderated by E.E Times editor-in-chief Brian Fuller.
Artisan completes Nurlogic acquisition News & Analysis 2/21/2003 Post a comment Artisan Components, Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) announced the completion of its acquisition of NurLogic Design Inc. (San Diego), a provider of analog intellecutal property (IP) and high-bandwidth connectivity cores.
Burning rubber on the SoC freeway News & Analysis 2/10/2003 Post a comment Trading off performance for power has never been an easy task. This week we'll take a look at how some developers are managing to juggle the gigahertz-performance requirements of today's huge system-on-chip designs and the demands those systems make on power consumption.
Adding net functions to GHz chips News & Analysis 2/10/2003 Post a comment With the push to smaller geometries, chip functionality continues to increase. Clock frequencies of 100 MHz at 0.18- and 0.13-micron manufacturing technologies are quite common.
Reaching for the 1 GHz ring Design How-To 2/10/2003 Post a comment Gigahertz design is a very exclusive neighborhood that requires skilled hand-crafting by teams of engineers during all phases of a design.
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