SATS market grew by 26.5% in '06 , says Gartner News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment The global semiconductor contract assembly and test services (SATS) market grew by 26.5 percent in 2006 and reached $19.2 billion according to Gartner, Inc. Outsourcing's share rose to 43.5 percent of the total semiconductor packaging market.
Nanoelectronics test system enables yield improvements at 65 nm Product News 6/29/2007 Post a comment Verigy has introduced the V93000 Nanoelectronics Digital solution that performs structural and functional test for wafer sort and final test of advanced digital ICs at 65 nm and below. The test system enables users to collect diagnostic and parametric data required for testing nanoelectronics.
Aeroflex rolls error/noise tester add-ons Product News 6/28/2007 Post a comment Aeroflex has added a G.703 interface pod option to its FB100A bit error rate tester for telecommunications infrastructures. The add-on enables the tester to be used for a wider range of interfaces, ranging from T1 to STM-1 at 155 Mbit/s.
RF Design with Operational Amplifiers: Part I Design How-To 6/20/2007 2 comments Want to make the jump to using op amps but just don't have the time to figure out what you need to know? Then today is your lucky day! TI's Bruce Carter steps up with a two-part series to help with an explanation on the key things RF designers need to know about using op amps.
Femto-second performance clock generator targets networking designs Product News 6/7/2007 Post a comment Texas Instruments introduced a low-phase-noise clock generator which provides a jitter performance of 380 femtoseconds (fs) (rms) at 10 kHz to 20 MHz. The device incorporates crystal oscillator (XO) circuitry with a fully-integrated frequency synthesizer, supporting an output frequency range from 10.9 MHz up to 766.7 MHz and from 875.2 MHz up to 1175 MHz.
REVIEW: PCI Express data-acq cards support simultaneous I/O Product News 6/5/2007 Post a comment Check out these multi-function data-acq cards based on the high-bandwidth PCI Express bus. These cards can update up to eight channels of 12-bit analog output simultaneously at a sustained rate of 1-Msamples/s. The cards also features hardware-based arbitrary waveform generation that frees up CPU resources, even when all analog outputs are updating at full speed. Read eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn's review.
Generator/analyzer video test instrument equipped with HDMI Product News 6/1/2007 Post a comment Quantum Data developed the model 882EA combination generator/analyzer video test instrument which helps manufacturers of source and repeater products develop next-generation version 1.3 high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) audio, video and control interfaces without interoperability problems.
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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