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Friday Quiz: Fiber Optic Measurements
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10/24/2014   2 comments
Test your basic knowledge of fiber optic measurements.
prpl Pushes QEMU Into the Limelight
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10/23/2014   Post a comment
As prpl pushes QEMU into the limelight, Imagination Technologies invites us to take a ringside seat to watch MIPS grow.
On Backups
Break Points  
10/23/2014   2 comments
Storing files in the cloud may be the solution du jour, but here are one engineer's concerns on the risks.
Vetinari Clock: Additional Possibilities
Max’s Cool Beans  
10/23/2014   22 comments
New layout possibilities continue to emerge for the front panel of Max's Vetinari Clock project, which is based on the use of antique analog meters.
Big Data & IoT Incite Complexity in Semi Industry
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10/22/2014   3 comments
Moving forward, semiconductor industry trends can be predicted by the 3V model of big data -- Velocity, Variety, and Volume.
Vetinari Clock: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions …
Max’s Cool Beans  
10/22/2014   56 comments
Many actions are proceeding apace, but decisions need to be made with regard to the layout of the front panel.
Moving Towards Requirements-Driven Verification & Test
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10/22/2014   2 comments
A evaluation of the pros, cons, and potential obstacles to Requirements-Driven Verification and Test.
DesignCon Trick for a Treat Contest Opens
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10/22/2014   Post a comment
Got a quick design trick to share with the EDN/EETimes community? Now's your chance to show off. DesignCon has opened its Trick for a Treat giveaway.
Solving a 49-Year-Old Conundrum
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10/21/2014   15 comments
Based on the technology available to a 10-year-old boy in 1965, can anyone solve Ivan's 49-year-old conundrum?
Circular Marketing
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10/21/2014   12 comments
Nanette Collins continues on her brave quest to educate engineers as to the value of good PR and marketing.
Energizing the Young Engineers of Tomorrow
Max’s Cool Beans  
10/21/2014   35 comments
Young Jacob is working on programming the Arduino to make his robot's eyes flash messages in Morse code. We may have an engineer in the making.
Swapfests: Good Sources of Used Test Equipment
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10/21/2014   18 comments
You can always find vintage test equipment such as meters and oscilloscopes, many from companies that are long gone.
Understanding Peak Floating-Point Performance Calculations
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10/20/2014   7 comments
FPGAs with hardened floating-point DSP blocks are now available, providing up to 10,000 GFLOPs in high-end devices.
CodinGame Helps Hone Programming Skills
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10/20/2014   Post a comment
CodinGame's forthcomoing challenge will involve developers from around the world competing in the creation of a tool that gamifies the process of recruiting and interviewing for high-tech jobs.
Knobs and Buttons Are Toast, Long Live the Pinch
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10/19/2014   22 comments
Knobs and buttons still rule as instrument controls, but smartphone and tablet controls eventually will take over.
The Best of the Best Videos on YouTube
Max’s Cool Beans  
10/18/2014   4 comments
If you were compiling a list of the best of the best videos on YouTube, which ones would you choose?
How to Diagnose Failed Memory
Blog  
10/17/2014   1 comment
With a purpose-built MBIST controller, both test application and data collection can be done on-chip at full operational clock speeds in the GHz range.
Thought-Provoking Nugget of Knowledge: Island Universes
Max’s Cool Beans  
10/17/2014   22 comments
If galaxies were shrunk to the size of apples, how far apart do you think neighboring galaxies would be?
Friday Quiz: Radar
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10/17/2014   Post a comment
Test your knowledge on this old -- yet up-and-coming -- technology.
Clicking 'Yes' One Second Before Screaming 'Nooooo!'
Max’s Cool Beans  
10/16/2014   70 comments
It's bad enough if you lose your work due to a computer crash, but it's really frustrating when you are the instrument of your own doom.
24 More: Moving From Arduino to 32 Bits
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10/16/2014   16 comments
Brian Carrigan, a blogger from the former Microcontroller Central, offered this advice for those stepping up to 32-bit MCUs (originally published Aug. 7, 2012).
DDR Memory Testing Using Interposers
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10/16/2014   2 comments
Chip interposers are designed for probing extremely close to memory components and are essential tools for working with DDR memory devices.
Microservers Brew in Europe's Labs
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10/16/2014   1 comment
At least four microserver projects are brewing in European labs, testing out a variety of processor, system, and software architectures, one researcher reports.
Impedance Measurements Stabilize Op-Amp Buffers
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10/16/2014   Post a comment
In-circuit measurements on an op-amp's impedance reveal how to select compensating resistors and capacitors.
HP Makes Real-Time Processing Real With Help From TI
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10/15/2014   1 comment
This is the new style of IT. Developers can now innovate in the same way as companies like PayPal and Swoop Search.
High-Reliability FPGA Designs
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10/15/2014   7 comments
FPGA developers need to build highly reliable systems to address growing market needs.
Data Speeds Keep Going Up
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10/15/2014   Post a comment
The network infrastructure is business critical and requires testing at the physical layer and protocol layers for speeds up to 400 Gbits/s.
Why Infineon’s 200mm Fabs Matter
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10/14/2014   9 comments
A recent visit to Infineon's 200mm fabs in Dresden is surprising on two levels: the company's commitment to its older fabs and the level of "factory automation" it has pulled off.
What About MEMs?
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10/14/2014   Post a comment
Let's take a look at what's happening at older technologies, and the innovation there that is also driving advanced modeling techniques. The designs Carey Robertson wants to discuss involve circuits utilizing MEMs.
Nobels Should Celebrate Invention and Optimization
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10/14/2014   6 comments
We should celebrate both inventions and efficient optimizations of them, says Wally Rhines, CEO of Mentor Graphics and co-author of a 1974 patent on the blue LED, passed over recently by the Nobel committee.
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress & Malt Vinegar Is a Harsh Corrosive
Max’s Cool Beans  
10/14/2014   165 comments
Max's latest brass-aging experiments include the use of ammonia, Himalayan rock salt, English malt vinegar, and other substances of a dubious nature.
Manufacturing RRAM: Challenges & Opportunities
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10/14/2014   1 comment
Resistive memory technologies involving simple two-terminal devices can be integrated into backend metal layers to provide an elegant solution for meeting density, capacity, and cost challenges.
China Leads the Charge Into Ultra HDTV – Really?
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10/14/2014   6 comments
What’s driving the rampant hyperbole over the size and growth of the Ultra HDTV market? Market analysts’ answers range from China’s growing affluent consumer base to the pricing strategies of consumer electronic giants pushing the next wave of product onto eager consumers worldwide.
What's Wrong With Marchionne's EV Comments?
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10/14/2014   47 comments
Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has again committed the colossal sin of speaking plainly, and electric vehicle advocates aren’t happy about it.
Biology, Deceit & Security in the Internet of Things
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10/13/2014   2 comments
Biology-inspired and deceit-based strategies offer new ways to think about defense against Internet of Things (IoT) "pathogens" at a system-level.
Consumer & Defense Technologies Converge on RF Test Equipment
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10/13/2014   3 comments
Wireless technologies used in consumer and defense electronics are driving the need for spectrum analyzers and signal generators with higher frequencies and wider bandwidths.
Priceless Nuggets of Knowledge Re Antique Analog Meters
Max’s Cool Beans  
10/10/2014   30 comments
Here is some extremely useful information for anyone interested in using analog meters -- both for hobby projects and for commercial systems.
Friday Quiz: Forgotten Test-Equipment Companies
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10/10/2014   3 comments
Where have these test-equipment companies gone? Do you still have their equipment?
SOC Verification: Can We Stop the Stampede?
Opinion  
10/9/2014   Post a comment
I see immediate parallels between the cowboys of the Wild West and today's system-on-chip (SoC) design and verification engineers. Cowhands struggle to control and move a big herd. Today's design teams grapple with how to keep a project on target.
The Solution to Your Analog Meter Woes
Max’s Cool Beans  
10/9/2014   24 comments
The folks at Instrument Meter Specialties are experts in anything and everything to do with antique and modern meters, including repairing and restoring the little beauties.
Where Do You Get Inspiration for Creative Work?
Blog  
10/9/2014   17 comments
Do you have a place that provides you inspiration and energy? Do you have a retreat that supports your most creative efforts and your best output?
Encrypting Telecoms
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10/9/2014   6 comments
The introduction of an IP core optimized for OTN systems lets equipment manufacturers differentiate their products with cost-effective, low-latency security features.
Free E-Book: Adam Taylor's MicroZed Chronicles
Max’s Cool Beans  
10/9/2014   13 comments
This free e-book teaches all about working with the Zynq SoC FPGA, all the way from the "Hello World" basics to asymmetric multiprocessing and the addition of several real-time operating systems (RTOSs).
Apple HealthKit Has Good Prognosis
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10/9/2014   2 comments
Apple's new mobile health platform looks like too good an opportunity for developers to pass up, but it is not without its open questions and competitors.
Nobel Physics Fracas
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10/8/2014   1 comment
As reported, three Japanese-born researchers are to share the $1.1 million prize for their work inventing the blue LED. But questions have been asked as to why Professor Nick Holonyak, the "Father of the LED," was overlooked.
What? You Missed ESC Brazil 2014? Check Out This Video!
Max’s Cool Beans  
10/8/2014   18 comments
Finally, Max's mother will be able to see a video of him 'strutting his stuff' on the conference stage.
Beyond Li-ion: Design Challenges of New Battery Chemistries for Mobile Devices
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10/8/2014   Post a comment
Higher-energy-density batteries will soon become a necessity for handset manufacturers, but adopting them at the component level will not be a straightforward process.
Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
10/8/2014   1 comment
Software tools and techniques for global software development. Dr. Dobb's features articles, source code, blogs,forums,video tutorials, and audio podcasts, as well as articles from Dr. Dobb's Journal, BYTE.com, C/C++ Users Journal, and Software Development magazine.
Mega-Cool Transistor-Level Classic Chip Kits
Max’s Cool Beans  
10/7/2014   40 comments
In addition to being great to play with oneself, these kits provide an absolutely brilliant tool for teaching basic principles to newcomers to electronics.
IPC-2581B Facilitates Quickturn PCB Fabrication
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10/7/2014   3 comments
If designers realized how they could save time and expense by submitting a project in ODB++ or -- better yet -- in IPC-2581B format, they would quickly make the migration.
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