Power PLCC-4 LEDs offer more colors Product News 2/29/2008 Post a comment Avago has added four new colors -- cool white, warm white, blue and green -- to its family of super half-watt power PLCC-4 surface-mount LEDs for automotive and electronic sign applications.
Phyworks beats the 10G Ethernet drum with EDC chip News & Analysis 2/26/2008 Post a comment Communications chip specialist Phyworks (Bristol, England) is launching at the Optical Fibre Communications expo in San Diego, California, a CMOS retimer with EDC that offers 10G Ethernet performance in legacy fibre infrastructure as well as laser driver for small form factor modules operating at between125Mbit/second and 1.25Gbit/second.
Startup debuts low power 10G optical module News & Analysis 2/25/2008 Post a comment Lightwire Inc. is sampling an optical transceiver based on a novel CMOS design, claiming lower power and size than competing alternatives for the 10GBase-LRM device it will demo at the Optical Fiber Conference.
Given Imaging's Q4 revenue jumps 25% News & Analysis 2/22/2008 Post a comment Revenues of Given Imaging Ltd. (Yoqneam, Israel), a startup that supplies a camera which can be swallowed to obtain pictures of the digestive tract, increased 24.8 percent to $34.2 million compared to $27.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Q-Cells builds solar cell production line in Malaysia Product News 2/19/2008 1 comment Solar cell manufacturer Q-Cells (Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany) has decided to erect a new production line in Malaysia and to expand the thin film module production in its Calyxo subsidiary. The move widens Q-Cells head start in the solar cell business.
Optical interconnect startup raises $10 million News & Analysis 2/19/2008 Post a comment IPtronics A/S (Roskilde, Denmark), a start up focusing on silicon for parallel optical applications, has closed a Series B round worth $ 10.25 million, to be used for further developments of its technology and expansion of global sales.
Dolphin unveils 32-bit CPU for ultra low power apps News & Analysis 2/5/2008 Post a comment Dolphin Integration SA, French provider of embedded memories and audio converters in the form of intellectual property cores, has introduced a 32-bit processor for system-on-chip embedded control applications including power management.
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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