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Audio myth: Vinyl better than CD?
Audio DesignLine Blog  
10/31/2007   7 comments
Some popular audio myths resurface in a recent Wired magazine commentary citing vinyl's "superiority" over CD.
You want to put a tracking device where?!
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
10/31/2007   1 comment
RFID is an innovative, enabling technology, but is it time we dealt with the ethics of its implementation?
Which FPGA development board are you using?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/31/2007   Post a comment
I've been hearing some horror stories recently ... would you care to share yours?
The single-chip baseband race
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
10/30/2007   Post a comment
Will Strauss' latest newsletter has insightful takes on single-die baseband chips and DSP shipments. Check it out for analysis of Broadcom, Infineon, Qualcomm, TI, and more.
The 700-MHz auction challenge
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
Watching Google's stock price is something of an obsession already among finacio-techies and I'm just not sure what the auctions are going to do to it.
The World's Shortest Stories
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/30/2007   Post a comment
Described as: "The perfect gift for those who claim to be too busy to read, and literary canapés for the rest of us."
Expanding the DFM market
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
Apache's acquisition of Optimal is another clear signal that the EDA industry is adapting to provide designers with tools that allow them to work on the entire system, not just parts that have different physical characteristics.
Linux for DSP
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
10/29/2007   Post a comment
The OS options for DSPs are growing, and Linux is at the top of everyone's list. Here's the latest on this popular OS.
You're In The Money
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
EETimes released a salary survey based on responses from 1,600 engineers. Apparently, financially you're doing well. Where do RFID engineers fit?
Are "horizontal emotes" taking over the world?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/29/2007   Post a comment
I've recently been bouncing around a variety of websites featuring what I now think of as "horizontal smileys".
The problem with high def discs
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
There are plenty of volleys going back and forth these days from the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD camps about who is selling more titles or more players. To paraphrase the Bard, "It may be much ado about nothing."
Mobile phones to the rescue--coming to the aid of groping victims
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Did you know that according to the Tokyo police more than 1,800 people were arrested for groping passengers in Tokyo in 2005? Me neither.
No respect
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/29/2007   Post a comment
Once again the Toyota Prius gets the Rodney Dangerfield treatment--now it's for Green Car of the Year.
Look to the kids for solar, green solutions
Power DesignLine Blog  
10/28/2007   Post a comment
High school and college students can make significant contributions to solar, green, and alternative power technologies through local programs and the Solar Decathlon Competition.
Tap-N-Go: Who's On Board?
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10/27/2007   Post a comment
The Smart Card Alliance announced its 2007/2008 board and seven-member executive committee Friday.
The gas man cometh!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/26/2007   Post a comment
In which a reader takes me back to my youth by reminding me of an old song by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.
Dialing and Driving
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
10/25/2007   Post a comment
Admittedly, driving in the car is an excellent time to take care of those pesky phone calls that I can never get to. But I have to wonder, what are we risking versus what is gained?
Here's my entry for the 2008 BLFC
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/24/2007   Post a comment
I've been so enthused by the idea of the "It was a dark and stormy night..." contest that I've decided to submit my own entry.
Shakespearean insult kit
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/23/2007   Post a comment
Have you ever wished for the ability to quickly and easily come up with insults like "Thou craven motley-minded foot-licker"? Well, here's how!
Fire Sensor Networks
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
California fires reducing homes to ashes could give RFID a reason to shine.
ADI gives away its codecs for free
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
10/22/2007   Post a comment
ADI recently made 23 codecs available as free downloads. Here's why this is a great way for ADI to make money.
An icon sells out?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/22/2007   Post a comment
Bob Dylan has just signed up to shill for Cadillac--and it's the Escalade no less!
Greenpeace v. iPhone and BSEF
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Recently, environmental group Greenpeace issued an analysis of the iPhone claiming it contains potentially dangerous chemicals. It seems that Greenpeace should research some facts, or back off.
It was a dark and stormy night...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/22/2007   Post a comment
Penned by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1830, this phrase is now understood to represent an extravagantly florid style with redundancies and run-on sentences.
Free audio analysis software
Audio DesignLine Blog  
10/22/2007   Post a comment
This free, versatile computer-based audio analysis system doesn't require any proprietary hardware or a specific computer platform.
Welcome home, RCA
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
RCA -- the Radio Corporation of America -- had its roots in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area in the earliest days of radio broadcasting. They owned the first TV station in the U.S. Against this backdrop, the return of a small piece of RCA to the New York area is a somewhat bittersweet welcome home.
WiMAX and the ITU
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Lest we forget, OFDM is a basic technology for numerous standards--not just WiMAX.
Using the third dimension
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10/19/2007   Post a comment
IMEC has announced its intention to open a 3D-SOC design program. Using the third dimension is a promising way to improve integration.
The "intel" in Intel's numbers
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10/19/2007   Post a comment
There's a skunk in the numbers. Semiconductor giant Intel Corp. exceeded analysts' revenue and profit estimates for the third quarter and so did rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. We should be celebrating, right?
Suggestions for improving English spelling
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/19/2007   Post a comment
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RFID Analyst Briefs
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
EPCglobal U.S. President Mike Meranda will step down to enter private business sector. Industry insiders expect a high frequency (HF) version of the Gen 2 standard ratified by January. Robert W. Baird analyst Reik Read offers some interesting insights in this month's RFID Monthly publication.
The real story behind Triumph Motorcycles
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/18/2007   Post a comment
In which - amongst other things - we discover how to perform an emergency stop to aid someone who has dropped their pet badger!
"Loudspeakers" authors respond to feedback
Audio DesignLine Blog  
10/17/2007   Post a comment
The authors of "Loudspeakers: The effects of amplifiers and cables" respond to some reader feedback on the article series.
Linley's thoughts on handsets
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
10/17/2007   Post a comment
The Linley Group recently published its analysis of the ARM Cortex-A9 and Broadcom's HD VideoCore, as well as perspectives on the MediaTek acquisition of ADI's baseband business.
UWB on ice?
Blog  
10/16/2007   3 comments
Every new technology has some kinks it has to work out. So we gave CWUSB a pass. Now, more than 10 months have passed and the holiday buying season will soon be upon us. We're wondering what's up.
This is just so darn cute
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/16/2007   Post a comment
Since I don't actually buy any dog medications, you may wonder why I'm looking at this advert.
CEVA's bright future
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
10/16/2007   Post a comment
Your next cell phone just might be powered by a CEVA DSP. Here's why.
Innovations to improve LED Backlighing
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10/15/2007   Post a comment
While flat-panel displays and LCD TVs taking prominence in the DTV market, its interesting how companies are looking to improve these display architectures. In the past few weeks, there were two technologies introduced " one in Japan and one in Europe " that hope to build upon the improvements found in LED backlighting.
All charged up
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/15/2007   1 comment
Engineers are nailing down the technology needed for Chevy's Volt--just don't call it a hybrid.
700 MHz: Mark your calendars
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10/15/2007   Post a comment
With the 700 MHz auctions around the corner, bidding for "beachfront spectrum" will be a fascinating event. Interesting auction twists never before seen include: strict bidder anonymity, anticollusion directives, and wellfunded but nontraditional players potentially taking the mound to throw some curveballs.
Interesting online letter service
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/15/2007   Post a comment
This is a simple concept; it provides a useful service; it requires almost nothing to set up; and it has the potential to grow. Hmmm, I wish I'd thought of that!
Nokia Theater L.A. Live
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10/13/2007   Post a comment
Will Nokia build a short-range near field communications (NFC) payment system into the new Nokia Theater L.A. Live complex set to open Oct. 18?
The future of the past tense
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/12/2007   Post a comment
Scientists have discovered how verbs evolve and homogenize at a rate inversely proportional to their prevalence in the English language.
Apple's iPhone lockdown may have wider implications for consumer electronics
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10/12/2007   Post a comment
Combine Apple's hard-line lockout philosophy with DRM, and one can only shudder to imagine what may be next: DVD players that shut down and stop working if a consumer plays an unauthorized copy of a movie? iPods and other media players that permanently shut down if you play a single MP3 file downloaded from an unauthorized source? TV sets that stop working, permanently, with the display of any unauthorized material?
Low Power Designs from a CPF Perspective
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10/11/2007   Post a comment
Cadence provided a look at how the Common Power Format (CPF) is being used in IC design by hosting a web seminar featuring members of its Power Forward Initiative.
Is it really this difficult?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/11/2007   Post a comment
I'm in the process of moving house, and I'm running into a host of niggling problems that are making me gnash my teeth and rend my garb!
Makin' the Case for RFID
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
10/11/2007   Post a comment
A new site from CMP might be a great one for you to recommend to your customers and potential customers to make the case for RFID.
RFID Tracks Mercedes Benz
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10/10/2007   Post a comment
I'm positive that when Janis Joplin sang "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz," she had no idea one day car dealerships would use RFID to track and locate cars on their lots.
Does this power supply make me look fat?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/10/2007   Post a comment
I just saw a rather funny article on Embedded.com talking about what is (and is not) an embedded system.
A day at AES 2007: A selected pictorial tour
Audio DesignLine Blog  
10/10/2007   Post a comment
Some pictures and reports from a day spent at the recent AES 2007 convention in New York.
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