Startup develops printable, low-cost solar cell News & Analysis 1/18/2011 6 comments Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd., a company recently spun out from the University of Oxford has developed a solar cell technology that is manufactured from low-cost, abundant, non-toxic and non-corrosive materials and can be scaled to any volume.
Advanced HMI technologies enable integrated automotive center console design Design How-To 1/14/2011 3 comments Incorporation of a multifunction console control panel allows HMI designers greater flexibility in styling as well as greater control over uniform look and feel. Such a design also reduces tooling charges and increases reliability. Because of overall integration and a reduce set of controls, these designs also reduce the total cost of systems.
TSMC, Centrosolar sign solar module deal News & Analysis 1/11/2011 2 comments Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), the world's largest pure-play foundry manufacturer of integrated circuits, has signed an agreement that makes Centrosolar Group AG (Munich, Germany) its exclusive European manufacturer of crystalline solar modules.
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