TI 12-bit ADCs handle up to 900 Msamples/s Product News 6/13/2013 Post a comment Comprising six single-channel and dual-channel models, Texas Instruments’ ADS5409 family of 12 bit ADCs offers sampling speeds ranging from 500 Msamples/s to 900 Msamples/s, while reducing board space requirements by 80%.
Slideshow: Looking back at electronic test, part 3 Design How-To 6/13/2013 3 comments Ever wonder what HP's first product looked like? How about Keithley's? Check out this slideshow of some old test equipment, back in the day when test equipment was more hardware than software...and sometimes took four hours to warm up!
Leverage USB 3.0 for machine vision Design How-To 6/12/2013 9 comments While USB 2.0, the most ubiquitous and versatile interface standard in the computing and consumer markets, also plays in the machine vision market, it falls short to other standards when it comes to bandwidth. This changes with USB 3.0.
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