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Reveal die-level signals with two-pronged attack

Use a combination of simulation and measurement to confidently infer die-level signals. Read More...

Time to fill out your DesignCon dance card

Anticipating that magic time of year when engineers come together in joy, argument, and drunkenness on the hollowed ground of the Santa Clara Read More...

Design a DSP lock-in amplifier, Part 2: Design methodology

Part 2 of this series looks at the hardware and software, plus the rationale behind choosing parts. Read More...

Design a DSP lock-in amplifier, Part 1: Background

Long considered an analog or analog/digital function, lock-in amplifiers can now be implemented using software-defined radio techniques. That lets Read More...

EDN cartoons from the 1980s: Part 3

Today's cartoon comes from the August 7, 1986 issue of EDN. Read More...

EDN cartoons from the 1980s: Part 2

Today's cartoon comes from the August 7, 1986 issue of EDN. Read More...

EDN cartoons from the 1980s: Part 1

EDN's artist created numerous cartoons over the years; this week (Dec. 26-29) we'll share a classic cartoon each day. Read More...

Five takeaways from Keysight's 5G Tech Connect conference

EDN reports as 5G thought leaders speak of their challenges and success in making 5G wireless a reality. Read More...

Anechoic chambers: Design and demonstration

Boston-area engineers were treated to a presentation on chamber design and modeling, plus a look inside a working chamber. Read More...

The twisted future of optical signal modulation

A new optical modulation scheme that twists light into different states of orbital angular momentum could change fiber optics and wireless Read More...

Tektronix goes ATE with faceless oscilloscope

Low-profile MSO5 series let you rack mount this 12-bit DSO for automated test applications. Read More...

QSFP-DD pluggable modules boost data density

An array of high-speed, high-density solutions revolving around various small form-factor pluggable modules gained considerable traction in Read More...

Analyzer detects interference in the wireless spectrum

The MNT100 from Rohde & Schwarz lets you identify the direction and location of RF signals that can interfere with cellular wireless performance. Read More...

Simulate OTA channels for 5G mmWave signals

The Model 2040+ radio test set from Eastern OptX emulates over-the-air channels for testing transmitters and receivers. Read More...

Is 5G for real?

5G has serious economic potential, according to a report from IHS Markit. Read More...

When will PAM4 take over from NRZ?

Every year, PAM4 threatens to replace non-return to zero signaling. It’s going to happen when multimoding kicks in. Read More...

Commercial content in DesignCon papers

DesignCon papers can't be commercials, but that doesn't mean you can't air out the techniques used in your products! Read More...

What good is state-of-the-art high-speed electronics without good connectivity?

We often tend to forget about connectors and cables when we discuss the amazing speeds and bandwidths in today’s systems. Read More...

Designing in ESD ruggedness

If you didn't get to the ESD panel at DesignCon, learn about some of the techniques we discussed for designing, testing, and debugging products. Read More...

Is copper dead?

For years, engineers at DesignCon have asked this question. Eric Bogatin and other will discuss the future of copper at a DesignCon 2016 panel Read More...

Target impedance, rogue waves: tales from the experts

DesignCon is the place to be for PDN issues. Don’t Miss this ALL STAR panel of PDN experts at DesignCon: Target Impedance and Rogue Waves Read More...

Profiles in Design: Pat Byrne, Tektronix

"Engineering is practical problem solving in service of great breakthroughs."–Pat Byrne, keynote speaker at DesignCon 2016 shares his thoughts on Read More...

How to prevent capacitor failures

Have you ever had one of your designs return from manufacturing test or customer usage due to power delivery issues? It's time to talk about how to Read More...

Accurate AMI Analysis – Whose Responsibility Is It?

All parties must learn how to quickly sanity check an AMI model by performing tests such as isolating and sweeping through the transfer functions of Read More...

New exhibitors preview DesignCon demos

A quick look at what some new exhibitors will be bringing to the DesignCon 2016 expo this year. Read More...

Make sense of high-frequency test methods

What high frequency test methods are available and how do their results compare over frequencies up to 110 GHz? Read More...

DesignCon Preview: Exhibitors plan demos and training for attendees

Take a look at what some of the DesignCon 2016 exhibitors have planned for this year's conference. Read More...

Profiles in Design: Al Eisaian

Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of NOT trying! says Al Eisaian, engineer, entrepreneur, and DesignCon keynote speaker. Read More...

Mentor or be mentored at speed networking

Chat engineering careers, network, share your knowledge and gain some new in just 5 minutes at UBM’s annual Mentor Meet-Up at DesignCon. Read More...

Vote for the Engineer of the Year!

Time for you to cast your vote for the DesignCon Engineer of the Year. Read More...

Celebrate an Engineer!

It’s time to nominate a deserving engineer for the DesignCon Engineer of the Year, which will be awarded at DesignCon 2016. Read More...

Memories of Steve Weir

Last week, the signal-integrity community was left stunned when we heard about the death of Steve Weir. Read More...

DesignCon 2016 registration opens

DesignCon 2016 has opened its virtual doors and registration has begun! Read More...

DesignCon 2016 opens call for papers

It’s time to sharpen your virtual pencils and submit your ideas for next year’s DesignCon. If your work concerns signal integrity, power Read More...

Power electronics rise at DesignCon

What’s so special about DesignCon? With a 20-year history behind it, DesignCon is a conference that inspires fierce loyalty and commitment from its Read More...

GaN pumps power revolution

Those who say 'don’t bet against mainstream silicon CMOS technology' haven’t heard what’s going on in gallium nitride. Read More...

Backplanes hit a wall at 56G

Backplane-based systems are hitting a wall at 56 Gbit/second speeds, driving a debate over a need for new materials, signaling, and equalization, Read More...

DesignCon 2015 in photos

Celebrating 20 years, DesignCon 2015 looks back at its history and forward at what lies ahead for the high-speed communications and semiconductor Read More...

10 standards for effective tech standards

Synopsys' Karen Bartleson discusses the sometimes unwelcome standards process and how engineers are can benefit from participation in it. Read More...

Top design and test products recognized at DesignCon

At DesignCon 2015, the Best in Design & Test Product Awards recognized the best products at the chip, board, and system level, with an emphasis on Read More...

DesignCon names Mike Steinberger Engineer of the Year

From communications analysis to IC design to microwave to software and more, Mike Steinberger has done a lot in his more than 30-year career. He Read More...

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