MPEG group sues Amino over patent infringement News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment Set top box specialist Amino Communications (Cambridge, England) is being sued by several companies and academic institutions within the patent licensing group MPEG LA, LLC for infringing Intellectual Property related to the MPEG-2 digital video compression technology.
Opinion: When the lights go out on a market News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Feuer Hand, a German-made kerosene lantern, made studying without a regular supply of electricity bearable at my boarding school decades ago. Rugged, dependable and leakproof, Feuer Hand, though costlier than its competitors, was our lantern of choice.
China universities join Sun Sparc program News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Sun Microsystems Inc. and China's Ministry of Education have signed a three-year agreement to train at least 100 educators a year on Sun's multi-core Sparc CPUs while China establishes an unspecified number of Sun centers of excellence.
Groups urge EU to push on ecodesign News & Analysis 2/26/2008 Post a comment The Brussels, Belgium-based European Environmental Bureau and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation have entered the growing debate surrounding the EU approach to ecodesign.
ETSI sounds out reconfigurable radios News & Analysis 2/19/2008 Post a comment Europe's Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is formalizing its work on reconfigurable radio systems, such as Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Cognitive Radio (CR) and has formed a technical committee to look at development and standardization issues.
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