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In Praise of Analog Meters
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1/16/2015   24 comments
Digital is everywhere, for reasons various and sound, but in metering analog still has its charm and place.
May 29, 2057 -- Mark the Date!
Max’s Cool Beans  
1/15/2015   34 comments
In which Max starts to cogitate and ruminate over the types of embedded systems we might expect to see by the time his 100th Birthday celebrations commence.
Automatic ASIC-to-FPGA Conversion
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1/15/2015   Post a comment
Performing ASIC-to-FPGA clock tree conversions by hand is difficult and time-consuming for designers; the use of automated gated clock conversion makes this task much less challenging.
Why Going to Engineering Conferences Is Important
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1/15/2015   9 comments
Engineering conferences offer many benefits to the companies who send their employees as attendees and presenters, advantages that more than offset any time out of the office and associated expenses.
In-Vehicle Electric Control Systems Using Intelligent Power Modules
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1/15/2015   1 comment
The number of motors used in cars is expected to surpass 200 per car in 2015. As reduced size, weight, and cost will therefore become increasingly important, further integration will be critical.
Smartphones for the Blind
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1/14/2015   8 comments
For the visually impaired, the empowerment offered by suitably equipped smartphones provides more than convenience -- it represents independence!
Free Is a Good Price, Especially for Process Design Kits
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1/14/2015   Post a comment
You have the algorithm you need to test. But you can't afford to manufacture something to prove it. Where do you get the information you need?
Transient Defects Can Be Difficult to Diagnose
Max’s Cool Beans  
1/14/2015   35 comments
It can be extremely frustrating to see transient errors flicker in and out of existence. It's even worse when applying diagnostic tools causes the error to disappear.
Nielsen Provides Internet Video Metrics
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1/14/2015   Post a comment
To evaluate OTT viewing in metered households, Nielsen adds a dongle that detects the IP packets associated with video streaming content in WiFi traffic to the TV.
Four Bottlenecks in Virtualized Networks
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1/14/2015   Post a comment
These four items can slow down the creation of virtual network functions. Thus, testing is required.
Creating an 8x8x8 3D LED Cube: The Final Assembly
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1/13/2015   13 comments
Creating an 8x8x8 3D tri-color LED cube from the ground up involves a variety of tasks, including the creation of additional jigs used in the final assembly.
A Different Narrative: Meet the Fundis
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1/13/2015   7 comments
Linz Craig shares his experiences as a lone American in a new African brand of technology lab, similar to Maker Spaces and Hackerspaces, called Fundi Labs.
CES 2015: Sensors Lead Way in Mercedes-Benz Future Car
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1/13/2015   5 comments
Automotive sensor technology is takes a giant stride forward in a futuristic luxury concept car that's part chauffeur, part lounge, and part entertainment theater.
Bloopers Book Helps Improve GUI Development
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
1/13/2015   2 comments
With the rising popularity of touchscreen controls, the need for well-considered graphical user interfaces (GUIs) has become paramount. This book can help.
Eco-Friendly Electronics of the Future Will be Designed to Disappear
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1/12/2015   Post a comment
Researchers are working toward the creation of electronic components that are degradable, opening up possibilities in the fight against electronic waste and even the shadowy world of espionage.
Circuit Gates Pulse Train Without Truncating
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1/12/2015   Post a comment
This Design Idea accomplishes asynchronous gating without the worry of shortened pulses.
Is it Time for Tea?
Max’s Cool Beans  
1/12/2015   31 comments
If you like to drink your tea over period of time and you want to keep it hot, then a cast iron teapot heated by a tealight candle is the way to go.
Simple, Clever Tools Ease Teardown and Test
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1/12/2015   5 comments
Expensive electronic test equipment is a bit nice and needed, but there's a joy to seeing clever fixtures and tools that also make test, assembly, and disassembly easier and cleaner.
IoT Needs More Than Moore
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1/12/2015   1 comment
The Internet of Things requires specialty processes, pioneered by smartphone chips, to create optimal IoT silicon, says a TSMC executive.
CES 2015: Lack Of Killer Phones Sets Up MWC
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1/12/2015   Post a comment
With few new devices on display at CES, the major phone makers face increasing pressure to deliver at Mobile World Congress in March.
The Thing Is...
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1/11/2015   5 comments
"Thing" is a word that encompasses everything, goes with anything and clarifies just about nothing.
Understanding Design Capacity in Hardware Emulators
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1/9/2015   5 comments
Verification Consultant Lauro Rizzatti explains that the three different types of hardware emulator offer different design capacities, thereby giving users more options.
CES 2015: A High-Tech EV Is Future of Automotive Electronics
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1/9/2015   Post a comment
Renovo Motors' embrace of electric vehicle technology hints at the future of automotive electronics.
CES Reveals IoT Not Ready for ‘iPhone Moment’
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1/9/2015   32 comments
CES has a lot connected hardware but where is the 'oh, that’s really easy' surprise?
The Best Wibbly Wobbly Doctor Who Timeline Ever!
Max’s Cool Beans  
1/9/2015   21 comments
The fact that Doctor Who travels back and forth through time does tend to confuse things a little, especially when various incarnations of the Doctor meet up with each other.
Friday Quiz: PAM Is Coming
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1/9/2015   5 comments
PAM4 modulation is making headway into the next generation of high-speed serial links. It will be showcased at DesignCon 2015.
IoT Feels Unintended Consequences
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1/8/2015   13 comments
The Internet of Things will require more horsepower in datacenter servers and flexibility at end nodes for security -- issues that play well to FPGAs.
Ericsson Fires LTE over WiFi Salvo
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1/8/2015   6 comments
Ericsson's next-generation Radio Dot picocell base stations will be able to flexibly send data over licensed LTE or unlicensed 5GHz WiFi bands.
CES 2015: Lenovo, Asus, ZTE Debut Android Smartphones
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1/7/2015   Post a comment
Android smartphones were plentiful at CES, but some of the industry's biggest players didn't show up.
The Indian IoT Ideathon
India Chip Chat  
1/7/2015   7 comments
How one entrepreneur in India is creating an IoT hackathon culture.
It's Not the Size of Your ... or Is It?
Max’s Cool Beans  
1/7/2015   50 comments
It cannot be denied that people do tend to look at you with more respect if you can show them something of a size and grandeur they've not seen before.
What is the Frequency of the S21 Dip in Microstrip?: Rule of Thumb #22
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1/7/2015   Post a comment
In every measurement of the single-ended insertion loss of a microstrip differential pair, there is a sharp dip.
Improved SMT Pad Design for High Frequency Signal Transmission
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1/7/2015   Post a comment
The phenomenon of mismatched impedance is encountered at SMT pads of AC coupling capacitors, board-to-board connectors, and cable-to-board connectors.
WiGig Gives a Leg Up on 5G
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1/7/2015   2 comments
Engineers can get a leg up on tomorrow's 5G technologies by working with 60 GHz WiGig products today, says the chief marketing officer of Blu Wireless Technology.
CES 2015: Year of the What?
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1/6/2015   1 comment
Will 2015 be the Year of the Outrageously Expensive TV or just another Year of Incremental Improvements in Technology? A few days in, it's still unclear.
Selfies 2.0
Max’s Cool Beans  
1/6/2015   17 comments
This super-simple device provides you with the ability to take a new generation of selfies that will make your friends green with envy.
Auto IC Market: Revving Up Product Line Means Revving Up Reliability
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1/6/2015   Post a comment
Many of the challenges faced by new entrants in the automotive IC market are attributed to the industry’s safety and reliability standards.
Design for Verification: A Natural Next Step?
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1/6/2015   4 comments
Let's look at a variety of "Design for Verification" techniques aimed at reducing bugs and making designs easier to verify.
CES 2015: Big Data a Quiet Star
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1/6/2015   Post a comment
Big data is the underlying big story at CES 2015, as we see a flood of Internet-connected devices loaded with data sensors.
Flirting With Cancer
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1/6/2015   27 comments
How do you and your family react when the big C raises its ugly head?
Tablet Computers: The Way Forward for Better Patient Experiences
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1/6/2015   21 comments
Recent deployments of tablet computers in hospitals are improving the patient experience in many ways.
LG Display Wins at CES
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1/6/2015   Post a comment
LG's new wide, curved display announced at CES is the ultimate gamer's monitor, says Jon Peddie who put it through its paces.
Windows 10 Preview: How to Try It, Safely
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1/6/2015   1 comment
Want to test drive the Windows 10 Technical Preview without screwing up your computer? Windows 8.1's built-in virtualization technology makes it easy.
2014: The Year of the EMC Book
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
1/6/2015   2 comments
Martin Rowe received and reviewed three books on electromagnetic compatibility in the latter half of 2014. Two get thumbs up.
A "New" Technology to Watch
Break Points  
1/6/2015   2 comments
Career alert! Embedded systems are hot!
Deming 2.0?
Blog  
1/5/2015   25 comments
The Chinese have the object lesson of the Japanese economic miracle right next door, along with a lot more experts and tools to call on today.
Just Call Me 'King of the Salad People'
Max’s Cool Beans  
1/5/2015   124 comments
As part of his New Year's resolutions, Max has promised his dear old mom that he will lose 60 pounds, which -- amongst other things -- means giving up alcohol. (Oh, the humanity!)
Nvidia Makes Maxwell Mobile
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1/5/2015   Post a comment
Nvidia rolled out its next-generation mobile application processor at CES, the 20nm Tegra X1, claiming it delivers twice the performance of the prior K1.
5 Things to Expect in Mobile Payments in 2015
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1/5/2015   Post a comment
Mobile payments has new momentum going into 2015. What's next?
Statistics, Jitter & Yao Ming
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1/5/2015   1 comment
The probability of a random jitter event is roughly that of an American man being 7'6" tall.
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