Virtutech sets foot in China Product News 11/30/2009 Post a comment System simulation technology provider Virtutech Inc. announced it has created a subsidiary in Shanghai, China, in a view to support the growing demand for virtualized systems development solutions.
ISSCC preview: Medical device slashes tests costs News & Analysis 11/24/2009 Post a comment Researchers will describe at the International Solid State Circuits Conference a nuclear magnetic resonance device that could slash the size and cost of medical diagnostic systems, one of many papers at ISSCC suggesting advances in medical electronics on the horizon.
Mobile User Interfaces 101--A Tutorial Design How-To 11/23/2009 Post a comment This article covers key components and approaches when building successful mobile device UIs, today and in the years ahead. Even though the focus is mainly mobile phones, most of the underlying mechanisms remain the same for any embedded system with a display and graphical user interface (i.e. automotive, consumer electronics, etc.), although at different maturity levels.
AXIe standard brings scalability to instrumentation Product News 11/10/2009 Post a comment Aiming at higher performance per volume unit and better scalability for test and instrumentation applications, a group of equipment vendors has launched Advanced TCA Extensions for Instrumentation and Test (AXIe) as an open industry standard.
Intel debuts portable text-to-speech reader News & Analysis 11/10/2009 2 comments Intel's digital health group released the Intel Reader, a paperback-sized device that can take a picture of printed text with its 5 megapixel camera and convert it to speech for the dyslexic and visually impaired.
IMEC device can link to single nerve cells Product News 11/9/2009 Post a comment The IMEC research center in Leuven, Belgium, has developed a chip with microscopic nails that can interface with an individual heart or nerve cell, a device geared for in vitro medical research and ready for mass production.
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