Long-reach, rack-to-rack SerDes demo using a one-of-a-kind Samtec seven-meter (23-foot) cable at ECOC 2019

Long and Longer Reach SerDes — On the Road Again

By Mike Gianfagna on September 23, 2019 from

We’ve had the pleasure of participating in two events over the past two weeks. I wouldn’t recommend doing two major shows back-to-back, but it has been exhilarating and quite interesting. Our “road trip” began last week in Mountain View for the second annual AI Hardware Summit. You’ve ... continue reading

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Memory IP – From Cobblestone to Cornerstone

By Mike Gianfagna on July 25, 2019 from

Embedded, on-chip SRAM has been a fundamental building block for custom and standard chips for quite a while. When all this began, there were typically small SRAM blocks of on-chip memory supplemented by off-chip DRAM devices. Those off-chip devices became more sophisticated, with higher ... continue reading

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Google Cloud – A View from the Top

By Mike Gianfagna on June 27, 2019 from

I recently had the opportunity to attend a retreat-style event in Napa Valley hosted by the Google Cloud team. Like many such events I’ve attended over the years, the guests were treated to excellent accommodations, fabulous food, a good amount of free time for networking or to partake in ... continue reading