House passes patent reform bill News & Analysis 6/23/2011 22 comments The U.S. House of Representatives passed a patent reform bill by a vote of 304-117, the last major hurdle in revamping the U.S. patent system.
Updated: India again seeks help with fabs News & Analysis 6/23/2011 42 comments The so-called Empowered Committee, set up by the Indian government to get the country into chip manufacturing, has prepared an advertisement inviting potential technology providers and financial investors to make a preliminary expression of interest in setting up semiconductor wafer fabs in India.
U.S. House to vote on patent reform News & Analysis 6/22/2011 14 comments The House of Representatives is set to vote as early as Wednesday on a broad patent reform bill, the last big step in a six-year effort to enact a patent reform.
Japan takes Sparc to 8 Petaflops News & Analysis 6/20/2011 6 comments A Japanese supercomputer using 68,544 Sparc-based processors from Fujitsu has been clocked at more than eight petaflops to become the world's fastest system.
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