Semicon Moscow debuts in June News & Analysis 4/23/2008 Post a comment Semi International is expanding its activities in Russia from trade missions to a Semicon conference and show on par with its other global events.
Web site aims to limit channels for fake chips News & Analysis 4/22/2008 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association has launched a directory of authorized silicon distributors as part of an ongoing effort to attack what it says is a rising problem in chip counterfeiting that the SIA is fighting on several fronts, including China where huge stores of fake goods operate freely.
UPA targets 400Mbps+ powerline technology News & Analysis 4/21/2008 Post a comment The Universal Powerline Association is gathering industry consensus round an effort to develop the PowerMAX specification for powerline communications technology that will deliver 400Mbits/ second and beyond.
3G terminal patent holders lower royalty fees News & Analysis 4/17/2008 Post a comment The companies that hold a major portfolio of patents on W-CDMA third generation technology for handheld devices within the 3G Licensing group have agreed to revised royalty rates for a further 5 years beginning January 2009.
Intel invests in Arab education News & Analysis 4/9/2008 Post a comment Intel's chairman Craig Barrett marked his fourth visit to the United Arab Emirates by unveiling new education initiatives in the Arab world through the use of technology.
Administration softens position on patent reform News & Analysis 4/4/2008 Post a comment How the proposed Patent Reform Act handles an attempt to set limits on damages in patent infringement may determine whether it gets support from the Bush administration, an official said Friday in a sign the White House has softened its tone on the bill expected to be debated in Congress soon.
Senate prepares to debate patent reform bill News & Analysis 4/3/2008 Post a comment The U.S. Senate will debate the controversial Patent Reform Act as early as next week on the heels of a court decision that struck down new rules the US Patent and Trademark Office proposed to cope with a historic flood of patent applications.
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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