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Reader poll: Obama tops McCain
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10/31/2008   1 comment
Democratic Senator Barack Obama outpolled GOP Senator John McCain in our reader survey.
Awesomely funny...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/30/2008   Post a comment
It's the entire mix (video clips, background music, and sound effects) that makes this video such a "must see" experience...
Sneak preview: The future of wireless
Blog  
10/30/2008   2 comments
Here's a solution that might bring software-defined radio to a handheld consumer device near you.
The chance in the crisis
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/30/2008   Post a comment
In every crisis lies a chance. For the European automotive, the chance lies in throwing the switches for sustainable ways of individual mobility.
It's not the size of your...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/30/2008   Post a comment
In which we discover some amazing images that will boggle our minds...
Customized campaign videos provide glimpse of targeted TV's future
Blog  
10/29/2008   Post a comment
The world's first individually customized political TV commercial?
Experiment with power-saving LED lighting with engineering kit
Power DesignLine Blog  
10/29/2008   1 comment
LED lighting, used in widely-ranging applications from flashlights to sports fields, offers many advantages including long life and perhaps most importantly power savings.
Great minds... and a cool 3D Web Cam
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/29/2008   Post a comment
I'm racing around doing "stuff" at the moment, so here are two quick blogs for the price of one...
Wal-Mart Pulls Eggs in China
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
First milk, now eggs. Wal-Mart Stores Tuesday pulled a major brand of eggs from its stores in a country it has yet to deploy RFID throughout the supply chain.
Opinion: Tech needs R&D funds, not government handouts
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Technology companies don't need a cash handout. What they really need is government support for risky basic research that will yield big dividends for the entire ecomony down the road.
Amazing 3D Animation-Music DVDs
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/28/2008   Post a comment
I was just watching two of the most amazing 3D Animation-Music DVDs I've ever seen ... and the best thing is that I have a spare pair for one lucky winner...
Will robots be taking your job?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
10/28/2008   1 comment
About 50% of the jobs in the U.S. will be taken over by robots sometime between 2030 and 2040, says Marshall Brain, an EE and author of "Robotic Nation."
Design freebies anyone?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
10/28/2008   Post a comment
Looking for a new toy to tinker with this fall? Take a look at these two design opportunities.
Performance not cost holding IEEE 802.11n from broad success
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Now the final chapter of the "n" story will not be written for some time. But I know from personal experience and that of friends that poor performance has held the "n" products back and in fact resulted in many returned products including a couple on my part.
Competition: Win 1 of 10 Actel IGLOO Icicle FPGA development kits
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/27/2008   18 comments
We're just giving all sorts of mega-cool stuff away at Programmable Logic DesignLine these days; will you be one of our ten lucky winners?
Will FCC free the white space? Check in Nov 4
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
10/26/2008   1 comment
The Wireless Innovation Alliance has proposed putting unused TV frequencies t work in unlicensed wireless networks. Here's why it's important for the plan to succeed.
Nokia disdains Samsung's 'flower-to-flower' design strategy
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10/24/2008   Post a comment
Nokia's executive vice president Kai Oistamo compared the company's new multi-sourcing commercial chip set strategy with that of Samsung.
5 x 14 = 25
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/24/2008   Post a comment
Maybe this explains the current financial crisis and the way the government's bailout plans are supposed to work...
Is the universe really expanding or is it actually contracting?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/24/2008   3 comments
A friend just posed two questions that I'm finding difficult to answer... perhaps you could help...
Outlook: Don't panic, it's not 2001
Blog  
10/24/2008   Post a comment
The looming economic downturn is unlikely to be as devastating as the 2001 because the electronics supply chain and manufacturers are in relatively stronger financial shape.
'Failure is not an option!'
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/23/2008   Post a comment
When was the last time you saw a gathering of engineers stand up and cheer?
Time for a slimming diet
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/23/2008   1 comment
There are many ways to bring the fuel consumption down. The most efficient one seems taboo.
Halloween Project
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/23/2008   Post a comment
For your edification and delight, I thought I'd share something I just made with my son...
Seeing Red
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/22/2008   Post a comment
New research shows that synaesthetic experiences (where one sense triggers the involuntary use of another) can be induced by hypnosis.
Beyond Touch
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/22/2008   Post a comment
Is this a glimpse of user interfaces to come?
Dreadful Puns
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/22/2008   Post a comment
Don't blame me... it's not my fault.. the person responsible for all of this is...
So-called vampire power boosts power bills
Power DesignLine Blog  
10/22/2008   6 comments
My family is indicative of the general public. We take one step forward and two steps back. I no longer allow a desktop computer to be left running 24/7, but we continue to add rechargeable battery-powered devices such as the recent addition of a weed whacker and leaf blower.
IDT's Silicon Optix and Zoran's Let It Wave: "orphaned" video processors find homes
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
The rush to be the lowest cost supplier combined with the pace of video technology itself can leave makers of really good video processing products in the dust.
Black silicon - an X-files candidate?
Power Management DesignLine Blog  
10/22/2008   Post a comment
Black silicon may sound like the name for a new comic book hero but it certainly has attracted a lot of interest in the Blogosphere recently.
Programmable Logic DesignLine and Altium are holding a Design Competition
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/21/2008   Post a comment
Do you want a free super-cool Innovation Station (a US$9000+ value including a perpetual software license)? If so, I'm the man you need to be talking to...
Test your "eyeballing" skills
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
10/21/2008   Post a comment
How well do you notice when things are a little bit off square, off center or not quite straight? Find out with this online test.
Early reports put positive spin on Sprint WiMax experience
Blog  
10/20/2008   Post a comment
WiMax is a shared-media service. As more subscribers use the service, the bandwidth available to any given subscriber will be limited just as it is in cellular 3G networks.
A message from the Queen
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/20/2008   Post a comment
Here's an "oldie but goodie" that made me chuckle...
It's confirmed: your job is in danger
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
10/19/2008   Post a comment
Sequoia Capital is recommending that (1) firms lay of as many engineers as they can as quickly as they can, and (2) firms push pay cuts onto whatever engineers remain.
Are you ready for the 'Green' Generation?
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
10/17/2008   Post a comment
Generation Y is now the driving force behind solving environmental issues. We are transitioning from a quiet Generation Y to a focused and driven 'Green' Generation or Generation G.
Analysis: AMD, Intel face 'murky' Q4, uncertain '09
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10/17/2008   Post a comment
The two fiercest rivals in the semiconductor market appear to have something they can both agree upon: The forecasting environment just got murkier.
John Cooley to take over Cadence?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/16/2008   Post a comment
You never know what's going to happen in EDA Space ("where no one can hear you scream").
Opinion: Tech won't be starved for investment
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10/16/2008   Post a comment
Funding isn't going to trip up tech companies in the current credit meltdown. What could leave them reeling is being unprepared either for a softening market or the eventual economic upturn.
Cadence: sartorial elegance falls short
Blog  
10/16/2008   2 comments
Corporate marketing and public relations are not enough to change a company.
Vibration-based energy harvester delivers 60 μW
Power DesignLine Blog  
10/15/2008   Post a comment
The harvester can be fabricated in a standard CMOS and works at a relatively low frequency range that's typical of target applications such as tire pressure sensors.
Amazing invention
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/15/2008   1 comment
This really gets the creative juices flowing and makes you want to build one of your own.
RFID Gaining Adoption
Blog  
10/15/2008   Post a comment
Interesting stories from around the Web suggest RFID is gaining adoption.
Here's another breaktime tip: Webinar for you
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
10/15/2008   Post a comment
So, grab a croissant, chicken sandwich, or whatever strikes your fancy, put up your feet, and enjoy this webinar on High-Speed PCB Layout.
3-D will conquer the home screen last
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
3-D will catch on for cell phones and media players before it catches on for big screen home TVs.
Commentary: 3-D will conquer the home screen last
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
3-D will catch on for cell phones and media players before it catches on for big screen home TVs.
Banjo used in brain surgery
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/14/2008   1 comment
Now, here's something you don't get to see every day...
FCC opens AWS spectrum against T-Mobile's wishes
Blog  
10/14/2008   Post a comment
If M2Z was here today with a $30 wireless service that was ubiquitous and really speedy, then M2Z would have a winner. I suspect, however that the competition will be stout by the time the AWS service is ready to roll.
Industrial robots star in TV series
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
10/14/2008   Post a comment
A couple of standard industrial robots are starring as intelligent high-tech car mechanics in the TV series "Knight Rider."
A video, a book, and a whachamacallit
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/14/2008   Post a comment
In which we find a couple of things to amuse ourselves for a few minutes.
Is it the same old song?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/13/2008   4 comments
We've heard fuel savings claims before. Is it different this time?
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