Chip reverse engineering firms merge News & Analysis 12/9/2008 Post a comment United Business Media Ltd., the publisher of EE Times, has acquired for at least $8 million Sanguine Microelectronics, a semiconductor reverse engineering company based in Shanghai that UBM will merge into its existing Semiconductor Insights group in Ottawa.
Intro to VoIP quality measurements Design How-To 12/7/2008 1 comment This article introduces the objective methods for testing VoIP speech quality. It explains the technical principles of these methods, shows how they are applied, and compares their performance.
Tessera patents not infringed, ITC judge finds News & Analysis 12/2/2008 Post a comment An Administrative Law Judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued an initial determination finding against chip packaging technology licensor Tessera Technologies in its patent infringement action against several wireless semiconductor manufacturers.
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