Agilent joins PXI Systems Alliance board News & Analysis 9/30/2010 2 comments Agilent Technologies Inc. has joined seven other sponsor-level member companies on the board of directors of the PXI Systems Alliance. The primary goal of the PXISA is to improve the effectiveness of CompactPCI-based solutions in measurement and automation through use of the PXI specification
Audio Precision opens UK office News & Analysis 9/22/2010 Post a comment Audio Precision (AP), provider of audio test and measurement instruments, has opened an office in the United Kingdom to support customers of its audio analyser instruments and drive new sales in one of the top audio design markets in the world.
Embedded instruments unlock validation & test for Xeon 5500 processor boards Product How-To 9/7/2010 Post a comment The advanced microarchitecture and high interconnect speeds on circuit boards designed around the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series (codenamed Nehalem) present design validation and test challenges for board designers and manufacturers. Older legacy test systems typically involve a probe of some sort making physical contact with the circuit board or chip pins on the board.
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