Powering DDR memory and SSTL logic Design How-To 5/24/2011 15 comments While DDR memory is very popular for meeting modern electronics demand for large amounts of high-speed memory in a small form-factor, providing power to DDR memory can pose some difficulties.
Nextreme harvester to power turbine WSN News & Analysis 5/19/2011 2 comments Nextreme Thermal Solutions Inc., a maker of thermal management products, has teamed up with Arkansas Power Electronics International Inc. to develop a thermal energy harvesting system for a wireless sensor network. In particular the WSN is designed to monitor the health of bearings in turbine engines.
60V PowerTrench MOSFET minimizes conduction and switching losses Product News 5/16/2011 Post a comment The FDMS86500L N-Channel, PowerTrench MOSFET from Fairchild Semiconductor is designed specifically to minimize conduction loss, switch node ringing, and to improve the overall efficiency of DC-DC converters in power supplies, motor control, hot swap, and load switch operations, as well as secondary synchronous rectification for servers.
NXP: No-big-chip-in-the-middle strategy Blog 5/11/2011 16 comments Mike Noonen, NXP's senior vice president for global marketing and sales, describes his company's strategy as "no big chip in the middle"--a handset or media tablet without that big fat SoC hogging all the real estate.
Ixys to use GM wafer fab for foundry News & Analysis 5/5/2011 1 comment Ixys Corp. has agreed to establish a "large-scale" power semiconductor fabrication base for General Motors Components Holdings (GMCH) using foundry services from GM's Kokomo wafer fab, Ixys said Thursday (May 5).
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