Rambus to detail ultra low power I/O technology News & Analysis 1/29/2007 Post a comment Rambus Inc. is expected to plow new ground in high speed, but low power interconnects with a paper at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in February detailing a technique to deliver I/O at power rates as little as 2miiliWatts per Gbit per second.
Networked IEEE-1588 clocking ensures timing, frequency measurement Product News 1/25/2007 Post a comment In some test-and-measurement applications, ensuring high accuracy time transfer over probabilistic networks is desirable. Symmetricom's XLi IEEE 1588 Grandmaster Clock, with its GPS reference, implements the IEEE-1588 Precision Time Protocol protocol to ensure accurate synchronization over Ethernet LANs.
Scope/analyzer gets phase-noise, spectral jitter analysis Product News 1/22/2007 Post a comment With modules and software for high-speed serial device characterization and signal integrity measurement, Agilent Technologies rolls out phase-noise application software and options for the company's popular DCA-J digital communications analyzer/scope. Both hardware and software enhancements are billed by Agilent as industry-firsts.
Gbit/s pattern generators get options Product News 1/18/2007 Post a comment Providing options to hasten characterization of high-speed interfaces, Agilent Technologies introduces pattern generators with jitter injection capabilities. Useful to 7-Gbit/s and 12.5-Gbit/s, these pattern generators now let you accurately stimulate serial high-speed ports with all types of jitter.
Ultra Mobile PC hosts RF spectrum analyzer Product News 1/16/2007 Post a comment Check out this handheld wireless spectrum analyzer running on a Pentium-based Windows XP tablet PC. Its calibrated receiver can measure popular wireless bands, including those for Wi-Fi, Wi-MAX, ISM, and Bluetooth.
Spectrum analyzer zeros in on cellular technologies Product News 1/9/2007 Post a comment Slated for low-frequency applications, a baseband analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz is tailored to the requirements of chipset development for cellphones and cellular base stations. With a frequency range up to 36 MHz, it can make measurements ahead of RF signals and measure I/Q signals at baseband.
Handheld analyzer displays eye patterns Product News 1/8/2007 Post a comment Working with high-speed serial data? Then look at this battery-powered handheld that can make PHY layer eye pattern measurements. It can be used with interfaces at OC-192/STM-64, 10G Fibre Channel, and 10G Ethernet data rates. With two electrical inputs you can peruse eye patterns, pulse patterns, and make mask compliance measurements at speeds to 12.5-Gbits/s.
Vector signal generator attacks EVM price barrier Product News 1/3/2007 Post a comment Here's news of a moderately priced signal generator that develops digitally modulated as well as CW signals in the 800-MHz through 1-GHz band, and in the 1.7-2.2-GHz cellular band. The instrument's I/Q generator produces high-accuracy signals for any digital modulation scheme used in these bands.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...