ARM tools add support for DaVinci and OMAP35x Product News 2/27/2008 Post a comment The ARM RealView family of development tools will provide enhanced support for the Texas Instruments DaVinci and OMAP35x platforms, including the recently-released DaVinci TMS320DM355 digital media processor and OMAP35x processors.
IBM, AMD claim first EUV 'test chip' News & Analysis 2/26/2008 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc.--along with partner IBM Corp.--claim that they have produced a working ''test chip'' utilizing extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for the critical layers in a device.
New ways to measure torque Design How-To 2/23/2008 Post a comment If you have not upgraded your torque measuring and controlling apparatus recently, be prepared to find new systems that are fast, accurate, flexible, inexpensive, require less maintenance and are simpler to install. See how they can help.
Given Imaging's Q4 revenue jumps 25% News & Analysis 2/22/2008 Post a comment Revenues of Given Imaging Ltd. (Yoqneam, Israel), a startup that supplies a camera which can be swallowed to obtain pictures of the digestive tract, increased 24.8 percent to $34.2 million compared to $27.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2006.
KLA-Tencor to buy Belgian T&M gear maker News & Analysis 2/21/2008 Post a comment Chip tool maker KLA-Tencor Corp (San Jose, Calif.) is to buy Belgian inspection equipment specialist ICOS Vision Systems Corporation NV in a deal valued at $465.8 million (Euros 316.9 million).
Physically Aware Test Development Design How-To 2/5/2008 Post a comment Manufacturers and designers are forced to look at new test techniques to get better correlation between the test and final applications. These new test techniques, which typically use physical design information to handle complex defect mechanisms, are the result of experience with the processes and research into the various failure mechanisms from both industry and academia.
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