What would you do for an iPad2? Engineering Pop Culture! 2/10/2012 Post a comment TLMCentral is kicking into high gear with competitions to spur donation of Open Source models into the community. Are you up for the challenge…
Software tools ease AUTOSAR compliance Design How-To 2/9/2012 Post a comment The AUTOSAR initiative is tackling the industry-wide constraints of complexity, competition, and cost. AUTOSAR provides incentives for manufacturers to replace their proprietary software/hardware interfaces with standardized ones linked to an independent architectural layer.
Quick – Vote now! Engineering Pop Culture! 2/7/2012 4 comments It’s time to stand up and be counted – are we going to let some yahoo from “e-Book Reader” or “Netbook News” beat one of our very own at EE Times? No we are not!
How It Was: Magnetic wire recorders Max’s Cool Beans 2/7/2012 7 comments If asked about the history of sound recording, you might think of the phonograph, the gramophone, and the magnetic tape recorder, but what about the wire recorder?
Book review: CHIPS 2020 Blog 2/6/2012 4 comments Peter Clarke reviews Chips 2020: A Guide to the Future of Nanoelectronics, which sets out to discuss the need for and means of a transition from nanometer electronics to femtojoule electronics.
Successful Adoption of DFM Design How-To 2/6/2012 Post a comment Two factors are influencing the use of DFM for IC development at 28 nm and below. First, foundries now require or strongly recommend DFM checks for advanced nodes...
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