2023-03-20 - Brian Dipert

Thunderbolt: Good industry-standard intentions undone by proprietary implementations

Industry standardization may sound good when it rolls off company reps’ tongues, but a dearth of hardware and software interoperability renders it nothing more than meaningless hype.

2022-11-10 - Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect Custom Grid Array technology targeted at medical applications

Smiths Interconnect's Custom Grid Array technology offers a contact layout using spring probe and target contacts to deliver the same RF performance as cabled coaxial solutions, with improved signal integrity.

2022-10-24 - USB Implementers Forum

USB-IF releases USB4 V2.0 specs

USB-IF has published the USB4 Version 2.0, a major update to enable USB 80Gbps performance over the USB Type-C cable and connector.

2022-08-05 - Majeed Ahmad

What CXL 3.0 specification means for data centers

The CXL 3.0 specification provides a range of advanced features and benefits, including doubling bandwidth with the same latency.

2022-07-25 - Jay Li and Brian Holden

A short primer on PCIe latency and its optimization with retimers

Here is a detailed treatment of the general latency environment for PCIe at six different layers and how to optimize each of those layers, including with retimers.

2022-07-22 - Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect expands DaVinci test socket offering

Smiths Interconnect's new DaVinci Micro test socket is designed for high-speed testing of 0.35mm minimum pitches.

2022-05-30 - Raj Kumar Nagpal and Edo Cohen

Need for speed: Faster, smarter automotive electronics interfaces

Increasing automotive complexity requires new approaches to in-car connectivity, especially the physical-layer interfaces that link sensors and displays to their associated electronic control units.

2021-01-20 - Brian Holden

Retiming USB4 over USB-C

Retimers have never been more important for interconnect designs and are essential for the successful operation of USB4 and the other high-speed protocols that are defined for USB-C...

2020-12-30 - Hank Cao

How to achieve fast charging with USB PD in portable devices

A reference design comprising charger and controller ICs helps create fast charging solution complying with the USB Type-C and PD...

2020-11-19 - Ian Ferguson

Cobots are key to collaboration between humans and AI

Adding artificial intelligence (AI) functionality has an amazing opportunity to change the way systems behave and are controlled...