Making hardware specifications 'firmware friendly' Design How-To 4/26/2002 Post a comment Firmware engineers and systems board designers face huge learning curves as they design and control systems that are increasingly complex, requiring dependence of some form of documentation methodology to carefully assess design options.
Power Distribution Planning Design How-To 4/17/2002 Post a comment In UDSM design power distribution can be more important than power consumption. This primer on managing UDSM power grid design issues, by Resve Saleh, Michael Benoit, and Pete McCrorie of Simplex Solutions, addresses IR drop, ground bounce, pin inductance, and electromigration.
Automatic Synthesis Tackles Power Tower News & Analysis 4/2/2002 Post a comment We design 32-bit RISC microcontroller-based platforms, in both hard and soft formats, that will power next year's third-generation cell phones. Power is a prime concern in these devices.
DuPont Photomasks moves into design tools with BindKey acquisition News & Analysis 4/2/2002 Post a comment ROUND ROCK, Tex. -- DuPont Photomasks Inc. (DPI) today announced it has acquired design automation startup BindKey Technologies Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., in a major expansion of its business from lithography mask maker to a provider of "microimaging solutions," including software that checks the layout of new ICs for violations of manufacturing design rules.
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