OneSpin bites back Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 1/31/2008 Post a comment An email from Aaik van der Poe at Mentor sparks a feisty response from Michael Siegel at OneSpin.
Speaking of cool games... Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 1/31/2008 Post a comment A physics-accurate spacecraft simulator that allows you to fly real craft (like the shuttle and ISS) as well as imaginary ones.
Is Wireless HD finally 'Coming of Age?" Blog 1/31/2008 Post a comment With developments in TV technology, an area that is finally beginning to come into its own is wireless HD. In the past companies like JVC and others have tried to offer wireless displays, but encountered hurdles. Well, it now seems that with advances like 802.11n and other transmission schemes from SiBEAM that wireless HD will finally find its way to consumer homes in 2008 and beyond.
What do you call a man who...? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 1/31/2008 Post a comment I was just reminded of a series of one-line jokes we used to tell when I was young, but I've forgotten most of them; maybe you can help?
Could this be the next "Dilbert"? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 1/30/2008 1 comment I just heard about a new online comic called "Heroes Happen Here" whose IT-based story lines are inspired by readers' real-world experiences.
NXP's software-defined radio Blog 1/30/2008 Post a comment This sounds like it could be a disruptive technology to me. But before we get too excited, we should remember that other companies are working on SDR solutions as well, although I would bet that few of them have the global reach of NXP.
The Bug Labs Store is OPEN! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 1/23/2008 Post a comment This is very cool technology -- a collection of easy-to-use electronic modules that snap together to build almost any gadget you can imagine!
Audio homing robot Audio DesignLine Blog 1/23/2008 Post a comment An autonomous sound-sensing robot developed by programmers at Cornell uses three microphones to first detect and then follow an audio source.
Dog versus Cat diaries Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 1/18/2008 Post a comment This is an "oldie but goodie". As my wife and I have two dogs and a cat, I can attest for the underlying truth in these "journals".
Thoughts and Reflections on CES 2008: Thin TVs, HD discs & more, oh my! Blog 1/17/2008 Post a comment CES 2008 ended a week ago paving the way for several future trends and developments. As several manufacturers unveiled their 2008 lines it became apparent what will be on retailers' shelves this coming Summer and Fall. It also became apparent what the manufacturers believe the consumer wants, which directly affects how products are created and designed.
Some useful info on VGA Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 1/10/2008 Post a comment A reader provides some additional info to complement this week's "How To" on designing a simple VGA interface.
CES 2008 - Day 2 & 3 Blog 1/10/2008 Post a comment Back from another day of walking the show floor and visiting manufacturers in suites on The Strip. I would have written about Day 2 yesterday, but I got back too late from a meeting with Philips and I had to prepare the newsletter for publication today. It's really tough to multi-task at CES. I'm surprised by the amount of people going from booth to booth, or lingering at some of the larger manufacturers such as Samsung, LG or Sony still on Day 3.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.