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Jargon translation for research papers
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/9/2012   9 comments
Do you ever wonder what the authors of research papers are really saying with all that stilted jargon? Here’s a ‘What they say’ and ‘What they mean’ translation…
Travel Nightmares: Flying incidents
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1/9/2012   Post a comment
Business travel has its ups and downs and after a while you get to the point of saying - if it can happen, it has happened...
Why the semiconductor industry will rise again
Blog  
1/9/2012   13 comments
Some people are seeing low valuations for the acquisitions of startup companies and asking if it means doom and gloom. Peter Clarke sees it as part of an industry adapting to new economics.
Rethinking embedded memory
Blog  
1/9/2012   2 comments
Let's face it, conventional embedded memories have serious limitations.
JEDEC goes wide with mobile DRAM
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
1/8/2012   2 comments
Last week, JEDEC announced a new standard for wide I/O mobile DRAM: JESD229 Wide I/O Single Data Rate (SDR).
Tensilica helps eliminate volume fluctuations in Digital Televisions
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/8/2012   Post a comment
Don’t you hate it when you are happily watching a television program and then an advert comes on that almost blows you out of your seat?
Make sure to visit Xilinx at the VLSI Conference 2012 in Hyderabad, India
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/8/2012   Post a comment
I hear that senior Xilinx executives will be keynoting and co-chairing at this industry forum...
Stellamar’s All Digital ADC is going to the moon!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/8/2012   Post a comment
Stellamar and the Finnish Meteorological Institute collaborate with innovative ADC IP in an upcoming FPGA-based lunar mission.
Counting down to the EOTWAWKI
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/8/2012   20 comments
Well, the good news is that we may not have to fear the forthcoming Robot Uprising and it may not matter if engineers are lacking in social skills, because…
Did EE Times influence Legislation?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/6/2012   8 comments
I’ve written a few articles for EE Times recently about the problem the electronics industry faces with counterfeit parts. It’s serious, expensive, and by all indications the problem is getting worse.
Heads up: Aart de Geus’ band is doing a charity gig on Jan 13th!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/6/2012   Post a comment
This one-night only event will take place in the Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 North San Pedro Street, San Jose, California, USA
Engineers may need more social skills, but…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/6/2012   14 comments
Everyone on the planet could stand to learn more and broaden their horizons; when you’re done preparing, here’s a final examination…
Kodak's travails provide multiple lessons
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/6/2012   18 comments
Change is hard to stop, while hindsight is always so smart
What were they thinking: mixing up the calendars
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/6/2012   11 comments
It has been many years since anyone seriously messed with the calendar, but in times gone by, date lines took on a whole different meaning…
OMG! Amazing home displays and automotive Ethernet AVB stuff from Xilinx
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/5/2012   1 comment
The folks at Xilinx have just announced some mega-cool (dare I say ultra-cool … or even uber-cool) “stuff”…
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more – 05 Jan
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1/5/2012   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
Five important stories to track during CES 2012
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/4/2012   3 comments
Here are the five new industry trends you need to watch out for at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012.
DoD to pull plug on Airborne Laser Test Bed?
Military & Aerospace Blog  
1/4/2012   4 comments
Other laser weapon programs survive, but should they?
Needed: A U.S. manufacturing renaissance
Blog  
1/4/2012   65 comments
As the presidential election campaign begins, the candidates should be talking about their plans for reviving U.S. manufacturing and putting America's productive capacity back to work.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Jan 4th
Blog  
1/4/2012   Post a comment
Cosmic Circuit, Moortec Semi, Zigbee and EnSilica made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Hurray! My jeans are no longer “flying at half-mast”
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/3/2012   28 comments
I just took delivery of a leather belt from the Saddleback Leather Company – I think this will last me for the rest of my life…
Top ten Audio Designline articles for 2011
Audio DesignLine Blog  
1/3/2012   Post a comment
Here are the top ten (most popular) technical articles on Audio Designline during 2011.
How random is random?
Blog  
1/3/2012   24 comments
Random number generation is necessary for cryptographic processes, but how do you create a random number in an FPGA…
Book Review: Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
1/2/2012   21 comments
After reading Robopocalypse – a hyper-realistic story of a robot uprising – I’m now keeping a very wary eye on my new computerized toaster…
January 2012 caption contest Tee time
Design Contests & Competitions  
1/2/2012   90 comments
Are visions of tee time dancing in everyone's heads ... please explain!
MEMS will set the world on fire
Blog  
1/1/2012   27 comments
There is nothing more magical than seeing the tree at Rockefeller Center at Christmas time. That magic must have worked its way at 30 Rock into the audience of the Seventh Annual Livingston Nanotechnology Conference.
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