SiliconBlue claims 100 design wins
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 1/30/2010 Post a comment
I recently spoke with Kapil Shankar, CEO of FPGA startup SiliconBlue Technologies, who told me the company now has over 100 design wins under its belt and will seek another round of financing in the next few months.
10 reasons why I like the iPad
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 1/29/2010 5 comments
Once seen and felt, the Apple iPad elicited its share of "so what" reactions. But is it really all that disappointing? Here are 10 reasons why the iPad is an achievement of value.
Video interview with MP3 co-inventor
Audio DesignLine Blog 1/27/2010 Post a comment
One of MP3's inventors discusses how the audio compression technology works, its origins and success, its real (and perceived) problems, and some practical tips, as well as what's next for MP3.
The nano search for batteries
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 1/25/2010 Post a comment
In December last year NIST announced up to $71 million in funding through its Technology Innovation Program (TIP) for 20 new cost-sharing projects that will support innovative, high-risk research in new technologies that address critical national needs.
Beware of DPA attacks
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 1/20/2010 Post a comment
Benjamin Jun, vice president of technology at Cryptography Research has a message for FPGA users regarding differential power analysis attacks.
Real science or just a bit of froth
Power DesignLine Blog 1/20/2010 3 comments
Last week there seemed to be a mini-media feeding frenzy about a story of a product design student who had claimed to have designed as part of her final university project a 'greenphone' which was powered by Coca-Cola.
Tools push robotics development
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 1/19/2010 Post a comment
Recently, National Instruments brought out its LabVIEW Robotics 2009 graphical system design platform for robotic and autonomous control systems. What's it good for?
Point/Counterpoint: Intel beyond the PC
Point-Counterpoint 1/14/2010 5 comments
The PC era is drawing to a close. Intel Corp., which built an empire on the personal computer, is aggressively seeking new markets. Will it succeed? Here are four diverging views on Intel's strategy.
Vinyl vs. CD myths refuse to die
Audio DesignLine Blog 1/13/2010 60 comments
I still get emails from non-technical vinyl LP fans who insist that the legacy format is technically superior to CD/digital, and one Web site in particular is partly to blame.
The best of sensors at ISSCC
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 1/13/2010 Post a comment
Next month's International Solid State Circuits Conference will present the 'best of the best' circuits implemented by researchers in imagers, MEMS, sensors and displays.
Comment: Kudos to Bell Labs on Green Touch
Blog 1/11/2010 Post a comment
It remains to be seen whether the multinational initiative called Green Touch, announced today by Alcatel Lucent's Bell Labs, can succeed in rolling back or ameliorating one of the negative and destructive aspects of human communications activity.
Magnetic sensors attract in 2010
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 1/5/2010 Post a comment
The silicon magnetic sensor market is set to commence a period of strong growth in 2010 as demand surges from the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, according to iSuppli Corp.