Ooh Shiny! The iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Max’s Cool Beans 11/24/2015 8 comments With Christmas drawing close, you may be searching for gifts for family, friends, and colleagues, in which case the folks at iFixit have a few tasty items available.
FPGA Interfaces Speeding Up Blog 11/16/2015 18 comments IBM and Xilinx have joined the race to bring FPGA accelerators to data centers. The problem they and their competitors have yet to solve is delivering an easy-to-use standard interface for them, according to a Red Hat executive.
Chinese Spending All-Out on HPCs Blog 11/16/2015 10 comments China wins top spot again and nearly triples its number of systems on the TOP500 list of supercomputers. The number of supercomputers in U.S. falls to lowest point ever--201 down from 231 in July 2015.
Android, Chrome OS Merger: Why It Makes Sense Blog 11/13/2015 Post a comment Google has not confirmed reports that it intended to merge Chrome OS and Android. Is the idea really that far-fetched? Here's how the resulting products of such a marriage would be beneficial to users and the enterprise.
Is Detroit Dead Meat? Blog 11/12/2015 17 comments Calling Detroit’s auto industry ‘dead meat’ presumes that car OEMs lack the skills to develop software-centric cars. I don’t disagree. But any conclusion that requires an almost blind faith in Google and Apple makes me leery.
Welcome to the Future -- Dynamic Adverts Max’s Cool Beans 11/12/2015 3 comments It may be that -- in the not-so-distant future -- everyone watching a TV program in the comfort of their own homes sees different advertising objects seamlessly embedded in the scenes.
Cisco, Ericsson Flirt with Merger Blog 11/9/2015 4 comments In a rapidly consolidating tech industry, sometimes the biggest players are at a disadvantage. Such is the case with Cisco Systems and Ericsson the world’s biggest makers of infrastructure for wired and cellular networks.
Internet Blackouts by 2020, Warns Nanoelectronics Book Engineer’s Bookshelf 11/9/2015 Post a comment CHIPS 2020 Vol 2: New Vistas in Nanoelectronics looks at the state-of-the-art in nanoelectronics but its most significant finding is at the global scale; that unless changes are made the proliferation of nanoelectronics is set to produce blackout failures of the Internet by 2020 due to a lack of electrical power.
A Look at Metal eFuses Blog 11/8/2015 3 comments TechInsights reverse engineers chips to understand how they are made and in some cases why certain structures are the way they are. This article examines two electrically blown fuse structures (eFuse) used in metal gate logic processes. This first eFuse structure that we look at is made by Intel and the second by TSMC.
NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
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