Software lowers power used by cellular comms Design How-To 3/27/2013 Post a comment An analog and mixed-signal IC design services and IP company has developed some software that could improve cellular communications. It is now looking for a partner and first customer to help it get the technology to market.
What were they thinking: A clock Engineering Investigations 3/22/2013 18 comments It is amazing what some people consider simple or complex. While time is not the most rational number system and decimal might be easier, this patent has another idea…
Workshop on active loudspeaker design Audio DesignLine Blog 3/19/2013 Post a comment An upcoming live event/webcast offers the opportunity to learn active loudspeaker design tricks of the trade from a variety of experts in the field, including Peter Eastty and Ian Dennis.
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