Plastic memory firm signs partners for printed systems Research 1/24/2012 5 comments Thin Film Electronics ASA (Oslo, Norway), a developer of ferroelectric polarization polymer memory, has joined forces with a number of partners to develop a low-cost printed electronic sensor platform that could be used to monitor the temperature of perishable goods such as food and pharmaceuticals.
Power electronics for smart energy require innovative packaging technology Design How-To 1/17/2012 1 comment Power electronics is becoming increasingly important when it comes to Smart Energy markets such as regenerative energy, e-mobility and energy saving. In order to tap into these markets, innovations in packaging technology are needed in five areas: Solder joints, module base plates, module layout, chip temperatures, and current densities.
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