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."
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments