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Wi-Fi for gamers
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1/31/2006   Post a comment
Nintendo is selling a USB Wi-Fi dongle that attaches to a gamer's computer and acts as a wireless router for multiplayer gaming.
Stop the upgrade madness!
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
1/31/2006   Post a comment
As cars get loaded with more software, there's a big temptation to upgrade the system in the field.
Insights on Connectivity
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/31/2006   Post a comment
Veteran spokesmen from Freescale Semiconductor, Texas Instruments and National Instruments recently got together to cover many of the challenges facing manufacturing engineers.
And the winner is ... TD-SCDMA
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1/30/2006   Post a comment
The Chinese MII recently approved TD-SCDMA as a national technology standard for 3G mobile communications.
Read any good books recently?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/30/2006   Post a comment
I've long been fascinated by the concept of asynchronous design, but I've only ever been exposed to it from the "50,000 foot" view, until now...
Packet Processing NetSeminar
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1/30/2006   Post a comment
Network Systems DesignLine will host a NetSeminar entitled "Reinventing Packet Processing for Broadband/Access Box Designs" on February 16, 2006 at 1pm PT.
Crackberry and the patent mill
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1/30/2006   Post a comment
Research In Motion Inc. has cried wolf so many times, it took a few moments after the market had opened Jan. 23 before investors realized that this time RIM might not be kidding.
Siberia, Armenia woo high-tech investment
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1/30/2006   Post a comment
Foreign investment in the independent republics of the former Soviet Union is becoming more commonplace. Last month the Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States, a unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce, reported on one particular special economic zone (SEZ) in Tomsk, a highly developed city in Siberia (a four-hour plane ride from Moscow). It was the only region in Siberia to be considered for technology development; other new sites included St. Petersburg, Zelenog
Immortal Works
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1/30/2006   Post a comment
Our impartial judges have picked a top-notch team to display its caption-writing talents to the world.
The end of programming as we know it?
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1/30/2006   2 comments
Morgan Björkander of Telelogic thinks it is time for embedded designers to commit totally to model-driven development in the face of the challenges that face them.
Class D amplifier resources
Audio DesignLine Blog  
1/28/2006   Post a comment
Our collection of class D amplifier URLs can speed learning about the switched mode amplifier. There's controversy over how to control the amplifier.
The trials and tribulations of Liquid-Crystal Displays
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1/27/2006   Post a comment
In the last couple of weeks, there have been several stories coming out of SE Asia and other parts of the world regarding liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). These stories range from CRT plant closings to flat-panel overcapacity to a strong consumer demand for LCD TVs.
Diamonds want to be an engineer's biggest buddy
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/25/2006   Post a comment
When we are able to create consistent, single-crystal diamond films, then, in addition to being "a girl's best friend," diamonds will also become "an electronic engineer's biggest buddy!"
Does UWB have a future?
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1/25/2006   Post a comment
The two UWB camps decided not to make a deal and neither was able to get the votes for ratification. This, in fact, may have been the best possible outcome.
Commentary: AMD positions Dirk Meyer as successor to Ruiz
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1/23/2006   Post a comment
What does AMD's decision to promote Dirk Meyer to president and chief operating officer mean?
TV on a handset industry group arises
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1/23/2006   Post a comment
We all knew it was just a matter of time before TV-on-a-handset had it's own industry organization.
Digital--not all there yet
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1/23/2006   Post a comment
John Moloney, head of Penske Racing's tech group, notes the limits of technology.
Industry icon still has youthful drive
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1/23/2006   Post a comment
We celebrate a lot of electronics industry icons--the Sanderses, Corrigans, Moores et al of the 1960s. But one icon predates them all and he started a business about the time Shockley, Brattain and Bardeen invented the transistor.
EEs face low starting salaries, mismanagement, bad schools
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1/23/2006   Post a comment
In a Nov. 21 Crosstalk letter (page 26), Jason McCampbell notes the shrinking numbers of U.S. students going into engineering.
My barber's dream finally comes true
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1/23/2006   Post a comment
When I started writing this column 25 years ago, I often talked about my barber.
Stats, stats, and more stats
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1/20/2006   Post a comment
Half the world will use a mobile phone by 2009.
3-D LCD display from NTT uses no glasses
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1/20/2006   Post a comment
After more than a decade of 3-D LCD gadget goggles, and five decades of polarized-lens movie sunglasses, eyewear is not the future of three-dimensional television. What is? Well I'm unpacking a chachka that I got from NTT Cyber Space Laboratories at CES. It attempts to simulate a fantastic new type of 3-D video screen I saw a demo of.
The CES saga continues
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1/19/2006   Post a comment
We are now one week removed from CES giving us all a chance to reflect on one of the largest CES shows ever. With more than 150,000 attendees and over 2,500 exhibitors, CES 2006 was a monster to cover, and 2007 looks to be worse -- if that's possible.
Did you attend our NetSeminar?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/19/2006   Post a comment
Even if you missed the live event, you can still see view a recording of our NetSeminar on "The Role of Programmable Logic in Embedded Systems."
Have you signed up for the NetSeminar?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/19/2006   Post a comment
Following our initial discussions on "The Role of Programmable Logic in Embedded Systems," you can join us in a live Q&A session!
Managing Thermals
Power DesignLine Blog  
1/19/2006   Post a comment
The trend in electronics is still towards more complex designs that are faster and in smaller packages/spaces, as a result thermal issues move front and center for design engineers. Here's a Netseminar you won't want to miss.
When technology really works
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1/18/2006   Post a comment
Way to go. Based on ST's In-Check, an application is underway to identify if a patient has avian flu--in a single test and within an hour.
WiMAX: It's more than just hype
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1/18/2006   Post a comment
The most likely rollout scenario for WiMAX seems to be for national companies to offer combined WiMAX/VoIP service.
More than just football
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
1/17/2006   Post a comment
While most TV sets will be tuned to the football playoffs this weekend, there is one show car guys will want to record for later viewing.
Righting a wrong
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1/17/2006   Post a comment
Unlike the NFL, where a right officiating call was reversed and changed to the wrong call, I'm going to right a wrong.
Exclusive Editorial NetSeminar
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/17/2006   Post a comment
I'm soon to host a live one-hour NetSeminar on the role of programmable logic in embedded systems (I hope the camera catches my good side).
Exploring connectivity
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/17/2006   Post a comment
Perhaps one of the key challenges in factory automation today is to connect the many disparate devices used in manufacturing. A hierarchy of high-level networks must integrate with more focused field bus technologies.
Audio quality resources
Audio DesignLine Blog  
1/17/2006   Post a comment
Searching for information on the web can be painful. Here's a start for the basics of audio quality.
Multicores need a distributed object model framework
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1/16/2006   Post a comment
The Redplain CTO thinks distributed objects are the best way to deal with the complexities of programming multiple processors on a chip (MPoC).
"Best-efforts" networks not "good enough"
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1/16/2006   Post a comment
Today, IDT introduced a statistics engine that not only enables statistics tracking but results in packet processor cycles being significantly reduced (up to 90%) and an 87% improvement in QDR-II bandwidth.
'Particles to man' evolution is only a theory-an absurd one
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1/16/2006   Post a comment
I find it laughable that evolution being under attack is a problem for future EEs (see By the Numbers, Dec. 19, page 28).
Most popular handsets
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1/16/2006   Post a comment
I received a market study that looked at which handsets were most popular for accessing mobile content.
Cirrus back on audio
Audio DesignLine Blog  
1/12/2006   Post a comment
After adventures in DVD players, Cirrus Audio's CEO David French focuses the company on its heritage - audio products.
Don't believe everything you read
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1/11/2006   Post a comment
Two conflicting reports came in today regarding sales of wireless and wired telephony.
Post partum CES
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1/11/2006   Post a comment
Well, I've just returned from Las Vegas and the Consumer Electronics Show. It was a tough show this year to cover. The two over-riding themes of the show was displays with 1080p resolution especially plasma, and the impeding optical disk format wars.
You vill comply
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/11/2006   Post a comment
Compliance is not a popular concept for students in either grade school or high school. But in the workplace, it's critical. That's why ZigBee compliance testing is a welcome development
A plethora of reconfigurable processing technologies
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/10/2006   Post a comment
The variety of reconfigurable processing technologies that are available are enough to make your brain ache.
Is satellite radio the Betamax of the 21st Century?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
1/10/2006   Post a comment
Sirius Satellite Radio gave Howard Stern $220 million in stock. My advice to Stern: Cash that in before it tanks.
Advancing Ethernet
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1/10/2006   Post a comment
Unlike most alliances that are short-term in nature, designed to bolster the launch of a unique technology or segment, the Ethernet Alliance has long-term goals.
Looks like WiBro is real
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1/9/2006   Post a comment
WiBro has to find some usable spectrum if it's going to be successful and that is easier said than done. WiBro uses the 2.3 GHz band in Korea but that's not available in the U.S. or Europe.
It's time to get it done on next-gen WLAN
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1/9/2006   Post a comment
When the highly contentious IEEE 802.11n task group meets in Hawaii next week, it had better be to finalize the minutiae of how to get a 75 percent majority behind the much-awaited next generation of wireless-LAN technology.
Illegal immigration pressures San Diego's citizens, institutions
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1/9/2006   Post a comment
I would like to make a few comments about the issue of closing our borders (see "Latter-day Know-Nothings," Dec. 19, page 4).
Immortal Works
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1/9/2006   Post a comment
Score one for the engineer who's yearning for instant fame, courtesy of EE Times. Don't put your creativity on ice.
The challenges of change
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1/9/2006   Post a comment
The Consumer Electronics Show, which overtook Las Vegas last week, was an opportunity for the electronics design and manufacturing community to show off its wares and pat itself on the back.
SED shown to public for first time at CES
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1/9/2006   Post a comment
SED looks superb. In contrast ratio alone, these screens are fantastic -- the darkened screening rooms really made sense here, as they allowed ones' eyes to see incredibly fine gradations of black and dark gray in the darkest areas of the picture, while simultaneously discerning many subtle gradations of white. A 100,000:1 ratio is claimed, and I believe it.
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