Point: Shoot: Upload. It's another cute Wi-Fi app Blog 10/9/2005 Post a comment Electronic shutterbugs don't have to hassle with sliding memory cards into their PCs anymore. Nikon and Kodak have recently released Wi-Fi enabled digital cameras that transmit pictures straight from the camera to your computer or printer through an adaptor.
Xilinx FPGA-powered Ghostrider competes in DARPA Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 10/7/2005 Post a comment I love zoomy applications--and this one is literally one of the zoomiest I've seen. Xilinx Spartan-3 and Virtex-II Pro FPGAs are at the heart of an autonomous vehicle's vision algorithm, allowing the vehicle to 'see' its surroundings, even in adverse conditions.
Robot challenge may aid industrial race Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 10/6/2005 Post a comment Every so often in the search for new industrial technology, something fun happens along that might provide some real, tangible benefits. One such incidence is this weekend’s robotic race through the desert, sponsored by DARPA.
Convergence redux Audio DesignLine Blog 10/5/2005 Post a comment Pundits talk about convergence of video, audio, and multimedia every six months whether it’s needed or not. Once again “convergence” has been declared a major trend in various product groups including portable products.
Spectrum allocation pot boils - again Blog 10/4/2005 Post a comment Looks like the pot is starting to boil in spectrum allocation again (as if it ever stops!). This is good news for companies that design wireless products, of course, because it means the market will keep growing.
IVR Hell Audio DesignLine Blog 10/3/2005 Post a comment Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems were supposed to improve customer service and make it easier to solve problems. But long the way the Web has arrived and IVR is stuck in the 80s - and with some maddening "features."
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.