So Much To Do, So Little Time Blog 12/18/2014 3 comments 2015 will likely be the year of widespread awareness and adoption of giga-scale SPICE. Willy Wonka may agree: "So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it."
DesignCon Revs High-Speed Engine Blog 12/16/2014 1 comment DesignCon promises a smorgasbord of sessions on high-speed interconnect engineering at the chip and board levels, including a look at issues on the bleeding edge of 56 Gbits/second and beyond.
Internet of Things: Engineering for Everyone Blog 12/15/2014 10 comments The emergence of open-source development platforms, developed and maintained by dedicated volunteers, has effectively raised the level of abstraction to a point where nonexperts can now use these platforms.
Bingle Jells Max’s Cool Beans 12/12/2014 13 comments Here's a "feel good" video that will make you feel all warm and tingly and full of the holiday spirit.
A Copyright Mess in 3D Blog 12/12/2014 5 comments No longer just rapid prototyping for niche markets, 3D printing is now used for mass customization in regular production flows and could soon relocate the manufacturing industry.
Data Acquisition Is No Drag Blog 12/11/2014 Post a comment In-vehicle data acquisition can help you diagnose engine problems and improve performance in vehicles, from passenger cars to tractors to drag racers. Measurements can help in finding the right tradeoff between ease of engine cranking and kickbacks.
A Simple Measurement Mystery Blog 12/10/2014 22 comments Sometimes even data and modest, small observations don’t add up, and we have no way to knowing for sure where the problem lies, or if there even is one.
Stop! Recycle Those Old Batteries! Max’s Cool Beans 12/9/2014 25 comments Around 3 billion batteries are discarded in the United States each year, releasing all sorts of unpleasant substances -- including mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel -- into the environment.
Ethernet for ADAS: Solving Automotive Challenges Blog 12/9/2014 4 comments The adoption of ISO 13400 diagnostics over IP has made Ethernet common in today's cars. There remain challenges, however. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are one application where the industry is looking maximize Ethernet's benefits.
Design 2.0: A New Moore’s Law Blog 12/8/2014 12 comments Something I am calling Design 2.0 is bubbling up in the engineering community, injecting new energy into the profession. In many ways, it's the new Moore’s Law.
Potted Battery, Anyone? Blog 12/8/2014 9 comments Battery guru Ivan Cowie is faced with a rather difficult task involving potting (encapsulating) a lithium battery such that it can withstand shorting without breaking, exploding, or catching on fire.
Debugging the iPhone 6 Blog 12/5/2014 6 comments Verification consultant Lauro Rizzatti says that if he's correct in assuming Apple's using hardware emulation in its verification flow, the iPhone 6 should be completely debugged and working perfectly.