London Calling: Stressed Europe lashing out? Blog 9/28/2012 23 comments Readers both within and outside Europe will know that the continent is enduring what Charles Dickens called hard times. European institutions and governments are seeking to impose austerity measures on a public that is increasingly left-leaning and hostile to such measures.
Motorola asks ITC to ban Apple products News & Analysis 9/20/2012 3 comments The war between the leading suppliers of personal electronics has escalated as Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has asked for a ban in the United States on a broad set of products from Apple.
Sharp calls for tougher wage cuts News & Analysis 9/14/2012 1 comment Japan's troubled Sharp Corp. has asked its labor union to agree a 7 percent cut in wages for the general work force and the company is imposing a 10 percent cut in managers' salaries.
Chip sales grew slightly in July News & Analysis 9/4/2012 Post a comment Semiconductor sales improved slightly in July compared to June, but remained lower than July 2011, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association trade group.
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