Taiwan supplier to build its first capacitor plant in China News & Analysis 7/12/2001 Post a comment Taipei-based Yageo Corp. would spend $12 million to build its first multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) manufacturing facility in Suzhou next year. The move is necessary for the company to bring down its costs as well as have better access to its OEM, EMS and motherboard customers, given the current downturn in the U.S. and Europe.
Capacitor inventories starting to dry up News & Analysis 7/9/2001 Post a comment
Expecting a gradual recovery later this year, capacitor suppliers and their distributors report spot buying of some capacitors and say inventories of popular ceramic and tantalum parts -- inflated by capacity increases in response to last year's shortages -- are beginning to decrease.
Electric Signature Analysis Design How-To 7/9/2001 Post a comment Electric Signature Analysis (ESA) is a technique for analyzing and identifying mechanical and electrical problems in motors, generators, alternators, transformers, and other electric equipment. Framatome ANP's Nissen Burstein shows examples of using ESA for one-time tests or periodic testing to track equipment-usage performance trends.
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