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Home networks and other dumb ideas
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
1/31/2009   Post a comment
My review of the LiquidHD networking technology was too hash, but revisiting the topic just makes me more skeptical about home video networks in general.
3-D at Super Bowl and Monday movie requires supermarket visit
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
One has to wonder whether reverting back to the old trick of using different colors for each eye will do more to sour consumers on the 3-D experience.
Free trip to Australia
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/30/2009   3 comments
Did you know that if you take an Altium training course in Australia the airfare is free (well, sort of...)
What a Hoot! (I mean Woot!)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/29/2009   Post a comment
This is an amazing site... in addition to being mega-useful it's a lot of fun (even the FAQ made me laugh).
Albrecht Heads Media Relations For Search Engine
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht to head lxquick.com U.S. media relations.
Men versus Women : A rose by any other name...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/28/2009   Post a comment
In which various suggestions are proposed, but many decisions remain to be made...
Microsoft strikes again!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/28/2009   Post a comment
I just saw the most appalling advert for a software product (pass me a bottle of "ear bleach")
Top 8 dingbats of 2008
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/28/2009   Post a comment
I've said it before and I'll say it again... I'm too young for all of this...
Hidden gem from the Swiss mountains
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
1/28/2009   Post a comment
A Swiss outsider shows that technology competition among e-cars just has begun.
Data center power consumption will skyrocket
Power DesignLine Blog  
1/27/2009   Post a comment
The EPA reported in mid 2007 that data centers consumed 1.5% of all electricity used in the US and the escalation in energy usage is outpacing Moore's Law.
Apple successes, aspirations, and boasts
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
Apple sales shine through gloomy tech economy, but can they make the transition to internally developed chips?
Podcast on mechatronics engineering and education
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/27/2009   Post a comment
"What is a mechatronics engineer?" and "What core subjects should a mechatronics curriculum include?" are among the topics discussed in this interesting audio interview.
And then the fight started...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/27/2009   Post a comment
Joke alert... here are some oldies but goodies
Counterpoint: Is Moore's Law really the industry's misfortune?
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1/27/2009   11 comments
Too much of a good thing can constrain designers to a single path.
Pluribo - a taste of things to come?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/27/2009   Post a comment
The web is a great place for finding product reviews, but who has the time to read through them all?
It's so hard to say goodbye...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/27/2009   Post a comment
Well, it certainly is if you're trying to say it in Bislama...
Some webinars worth watching
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/26/2009   Post a comment
I just heard about a number of forthcoming webinars that look to be well-worth watching if you have a little free time...
Steampunk TARDIS Control Console
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/26/2009   Post a comment
This is really, REALLY amazing... plus it's given me some ideas for my own on-going projects...
STB synergy: Kudos to Dish
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
A new level of STB synergy was unveiled recently, as EchoStar's acquisition of Slingbox reached fruition.
Why attend ESC SV 2009?
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
It's not just because this event is in my back yard that I'm excited about attending this year's Embedded Systems Conference in Silicon Valley (March 29 through April 3). The lineup of keynotes and events speak to the challenging conditions that exist this year.
On the radio
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
1/26/2009   1 comment
An evening stint on talk radio convinces me the public is eager for auto technology development.
Comment: Obama -- new beginning or mythic figure?
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
President Barack Obama talked about service, sacrifice, accountability and responsibility last week in the cold and the sunshine on the Mall in Washington. Faced with epic challenges, can he succeed?
How bad are DSP sales, really?
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
1/24/2009   Post a comment
The DSP sales numbers aren't as bad as I first thought, but we still have reason to be worried.
Blue Pearl pathfinder
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1/23/2009   2 comments
A scenario where independent EDA Professional Engineers do most of the development work for IC and system companies.
USB Stress-Relief Ball (I could do with one of these)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/23/2009   Post a comment
When you squeeze / squash / pull / twist the stress ball, it does nasty things to the active document on your screen...
Analysis: 'Unique' recession dogged by complex responses
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1/22/2009   Post a comment
As electronics sales plummet and companies dust off survival strategies, it's fast dawning on high-tech market executives and especially those in the semiconductor segment that the industry is confronting a downturn like no other.
Men versus Women : The PICAXE Microcontroller
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/22/2009   Post a comment
In which I start to play with my PICAXE microcontroller development board / system / kit / thingy / whatever.
Massively parallel processors: Who's still alive?
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
1/21/2009   Post a comment
Here's a survey of massively parallel processor companies. Find out who's dead and who's still in business.
Software for visualising the factory of the future
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/21/2009   Post a comment
To optimise production and business processes it will be necessary in future to link all parts of an enterprise with appropriate software to get the required information to the decision makers to do global business cost effective and right in time.
Top 10 countries by industrial robot density
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/20/2009   Post a comment
Which countries have the most industrial robots in relation to their number of manufacturing workers? (Hint: #1 is in Asia.)
Encore for Microsoft in European mobile browser wars
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
Norwegian mobile software browser specialist Opera Software has welcomed the European Commission's statement last week that Microsoft has broken European competition law by including Internet Explorer with Windows. Now there is a surprise.
Commentary: Digital radio needs makeover
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
Component suppliers and radio makers have welcomed the U.K.’s Digital Radio Working Group report on how to promote DAB technology, released just as the lights were going out in most offices before a holiday break that they hoped would boost sales of digital radios.
An EDA status report
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1/19/2009   Post a comment
Changes in the EDA industry reflect the grim present described at the EDAC CEO Forecast event.
Quantum biology
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/18/2009   Post a comment
Quantum effects may explain a whole raft of things, from how our sense of smell works to consciousness itself.
BOARDS: AXIOMTEK launches ultra low power fanless touch panel computer
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1/16/2009   Post a comment
BOARDS: AXIOMTEK launches ultra low power fanless touch panel computer
All sorts of interesting *stuff*
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/16/2009   Post a comment
Hardware has feelings: Free high-precision desktop calculator: Logical conundrums: Free software: Microsoft Tag: Flying car: Life in a hologram: more...
Comment: I want my DTV, now!
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1/16/2009   7 comments
No more delay. Let's get on with the switch from analog to digital TV.
Men versus Women : Looking for an algorithm
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/15/2009   Post a comment
Help: I need help choosing names for areas, switches, buttons etc. on my Display-O-Meter; also I welcome suggestions with regard to the underlying algorithm...
Looking for a job?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
1/15/2009   Post a comment
Looking for a career change or a new job? Maybe this will help.
Electric reanimation with reaction time
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
1/15/2009   Post a comment
Despite an entire trade fair literally electrified by alternative drives, it will take some while to make these concepts fit for mass markets.
The physics (and aerodynamics) of passing wind...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/15/2009   Post a comment
Here's something unexpected from the BBC television website in the United Kingdom...
There's good news, and there's bad news...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/14/2009   Post a comment
I love to be the bearer of glad tidings; I hate to be the one who relays bad news; but sometimes life offers up a mixed bag...
APEC 2009 conference preview
Power DesignLine Blog  
1/14/2009   Post a comment
"Power as a systems issue" and "managing power as you manage bandwidth" themes will permeate APEC 2009 program
Calculating the Carbon Return on Investment
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
1/14/2009   Post a comment
Many companies are skeptical of carbon offsets, and for good reason. But high-quality carbon offsets based on "additionality" provide value for companies who are striving for carbon neutrality.
Cheap Bluetooth?
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1/14/2009   Post a comment
According to IMS Research, lower-tier handsets will be the recipients of Bluetooth ICs from now through 2013 as average selling prices fall more than 40% over that period.
Reflections on CES 2009: 3-D galore, The Beach's end, and Gibson blues
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1/14/2009   Post a comment
My favorite demo at CES 2009 was at the LG booth, showing two similar-sized 3-D TVs based on two different technologies.
Analog Profile: Colin Lyden
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1/13/2009   Post a comment
As part of the 'Analog Profiles' series in which we dig a little deeper into the backgrounds of the people shaping the analog sector, ADLE interviews Colin Lyden, Engineering Director at Analog Devices Ireland.
COMMENTARY: Expanding efficiency with rapid prototyping
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1/13/2009   1 comment
Rapid prototyping, as part of a single, unified design solution, provides an accountable and flexible process for determining the viability of a final design prior to production.
20 things you might not know about robots
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/13/2009   Post a comment
Do you know the name of the first humanoid robot or the date of history's earliest robot? Or details about the first case of "robot homocide?" If not, read on...
The trouble with a DTV delay
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
1/13/2009   Post a comment
Delaying the transition to digital TV will companies that have already paid for the spectrum, and will derail plans for wireless Internet and public safety systems.
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