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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...

Generate four channels of high-speed data

The ADNT_MPSG from Adsantec can produce standard or customer bit patterns at 40 Gbps over four channels. Read More...

Connectors: Not just schematic symbols

At a presentation for the Central New England IEEE EMC Society chapter, Colin Brench showed how at high-speed connectors can result in EMI emissions, Read More...

SFP optical modules: Legacy compatibility vs. improved performance

Two options have emerged to get datacenter electrical and optical signals to support higher speeds. The choice of microQSFP or SFP-DD connectors Read More...

The biggest change in PAM4: How do the eyes line up?

Problems we’ve dealt with for a long time become more complicated in the move from NRZ to PAM4, but skew and compression are two all new problems. Read More...

PAM4, error correction bring 400GbE test challenges

Now that 400 gigabit Ethernet is a reality, engineers will have to deal with forward error correction brought on by the need for PAM4 modulation Read More...

New optical interface standard aims at 5G

EDN explains the latest test-industry standard: the Optical Data Interface and how it might find additional uses. Read More...

EM switches perform 10 million operations

Electromechanical switches in Pasternack’s PE71S63xx series exhibit low insertion loss repeatability of 0.03 dB to 0.05 dB. Read More...

Who cares that we no longer have privacy?

Your inalienable right to privacy has been alienated; does losing this right threaten civilization? Read More...

5G front haul, backhaul architectures present wireline test challenges

Although 5G is a wireless technology, networks still rely on wireline links. 5G will bring new test problems at the network level for engineers to Read More...

Five technologies for building 5G

Parts of 5G are completely new while other parts are adaptations of previous technologies. 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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