Managing signal integrity in tomorrow's high-speed flash-memory-system designs Design How-To 7/19/2011 Post a comment Next-generation flash-memory technology will tout data-transfer rates as much as 10 times faster than currently available. However, increasing distortions in the data-carrying digital signals can cause data-transfer failures, complicating the management of signal integrity. Proper design strategies can help you deliver reliable, high-performance products.
Freedom of choice in platforms Blog 7/19/2011 Post a comment This year has seen three test platforms continuing to develop their market message and attract new users from older platforms such as GPIB and VXI, the choices seem to continue to expand for users.
Minimizing cable-induced measurement errors in high current applications Blog 7/13/2011 Post a comment In my job as an applications engineer, I’ve been fielding lots of calls about test and measurement problems that engineers encounter with high current applications like characterizing high power LED modules and high brightness light-emitting diodes (HBLEDs). At higher test currents, the appropriate cabling techniques are particularly important in obtaining repeatable and accurate measurements and maximizing performance.
Is your probing setup good enough to measure DDR3 signal integrity? Design How-To 7/13/2011 5 comments DDD3 memory interface speeds have been going up steadily and are now approaching 2000 Mbps data rates. DDR4 is also nearly round the corner . At these high data rates, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get good probing solutions which allow performing Signal Integrity characterization. High speed characterization is considered important for silicon based product development cycle. It is needed to understand the limitations of the current generation of DDR interface designs and to gear
Advantest announces NAND flash test solutions Product News 7/11/2011 Post a comment Advantest Corporation announced the availability of two new solutions for next-generation NAND flash memory test: the T5773 for package test and the HA5100CELL, based on the Harmonic architecture, for wafer test.
Understanding the impact of digitizer noise on oscilloscope measurements Design How-To 7/6/2011 1 comment Whether you are designing or buying a digitizing system, you need some means of determining real-life performance. How closely does the output of any ADC, waveform digitizer, or DSO follow an analog input signal? ENOB testing provides a means of establishing a figure of merit for dynamic digitizing performance.
Tektronix buys validation tool vendor News & Analysis 7/5/2011 3 comments Test and measurement vendor Tektronix announced the acquisition of ASIC/FPGA prototyping debug software provider Veridae Systems. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.