Advanced Test Equipment Can Shorten Time To Market For New Fiber Optic Communication Gear News & Analysis 11/21/2003 Post a comment The recent battering of optical network and related stocks, along with those of other technology companies, belies the underlying fundamentals of the communications industry. In the face of financial turbulence and consolidations, the long-term outlook for optical networking remains positive. Capacity expansions for opto devices are being coupled with vigorous cost reduction efforts to help bring down component and system prices, which the industry recognizes as a necessity.
USB Pod Captures/Generates Signals Product News 11/12/2003 Post a comment The 480-Mbit/s speed of Universal Serial Bus v2.0 proves its worth in a diminutive multi-function test pod. Here's a quick and dirty way to leverage USB communications with a lab PC.
What about us? News & Analysis 11/7/2003 Post a comment The consensus is that the chip-equipment industry will be flat in 2003, but the business will rebound and grow in 2004. One indicator is to see what's happening behind the scenes at two vendors--Applied Materials and Varian.
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