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.
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 Blog 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 Blog 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 Blog 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 Blog 1/30/2006 Post a comment Our impartial judges have picked a top-notch team to display its caption-writing talents to the world.
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 Blog 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.
Does UWB have a future? Blog 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.
Industry icon still has youthful drive Blog 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.
3-D LCD display from NTT uses no glasses Blog 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 Blog 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."
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.
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 Blog 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.
"Best-efforts" networks not "good enough" Blog 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.
Post partum CES Blog 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
Advancing Ethernet Blog 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 Blog 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 Blog 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.
Immortal Works Blog 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 Blog 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 Blog 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.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...