Plight of the Tester Design Contests & Competitions 1/26/2012 3 comments A December caption winner has been picked and the challenge has been tossed out to suggest a better method of narrowing the caption choices. Chime in!
MOST150 points to technology tipping point Design How-To 1/24/2012 Post a comment Carefully balancing technological possibilities, real market requirements, and economic considerations, it is important to show a clear cost-down technological roadmap. But several aspects need to be addressed, including data transport capacity (bitrate), physical media, and topology options.
Test solution troubleshoots cellular networks Product News 1/24/2012 Post a comment The MW8208A aims to help wireless network field technicians and engineers accurately and quickly locate the source of passive intermodulation (PIM) either in the base station antenna system or in the surrounding environment.
Leverage Ethernet to improve passenger safety, comfort, and convenience Design How-To 1/19/2012 4 comments As homes become more digitally sophisticated, consumers are developing higher expectations for connectivity and greater levels of safety and comfort in their home away from home—their vehicle. As a result, in-vehicle electronics are growing in number and complexity. Collision warning, comfort controls, infotainment, and advanced driver assistance are just some of today’s sophisticated and diverse applications generating an increasing need for bandwidth and connectivity within and between in-vehi
The Fast Track to 3D-IC Testing Design How-To 1/16/2012 2 comments Despite substantial progress toward realizing 3D-IC systems, a variety of design, manufacturing, packaging, and testing issues still need to be addressed...
An introduction to the technology behind LTE Release 9 Design How-To 1/11/2012 Post a comment The LTE technology as specified within
3GPP Release 8 was first commercially
deployed by end 2009. Since then the
number of operators implementing the
technology is strongly increasing around
the globe. LTE has become the fastest
developing mobile system technology. The
same way GSM and WCDMA have been
enhanced with additional features over
time, LTE is continuously worked on. Initial
enhancements have been included in
3GPP Release 9 and are described in this
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