Agilent plans major upgrade of SoC chip testers News & Analysis 3/28/2002 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- During a series of presentations here this week, Agilent Technologies Inc. gave a sneak preview of plans to upgrade its IC testers for cutting-edge communications semiconductors, system-on-a-chip products and other devices.
Agilent believes its test business is off to strong start in 2002 News & Analysis 3/12/2002 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Propelled by the spread of system-on-chip designs, graphics ICs, and other high-performance products, Agilent Technologies Inc. here is counting on its automatic test equipment (ATE) business to grow faster than the industry average for 2002, according to company executives. That might not be too hard since the entire ATE segment is expected to be nearly flat in 2002.
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.
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