Hurricane Sandy filmed from space The Engineering Life--Around the Web 10/30/2012 7 comments NASA released a video of post-tropical cyclone Sandy, shot from the International Space Station, this morning, as many cities in the Northeast U.S. began picking up the pieces after the destruction.
Prototyping your way to shorter design cycles Engineering Investigations 10/30/2012 Post a comment This articles contains two case studies where design teams on different continents were able to reduce their design cycle time. In both of these examples, the design teams used virtual prototyping and accurate models...
Steve Jobs’s 260-foot iYacht sets sail The Engineering Life--Around the Web 10/30/2012 3 comments A little more than a year after Apple co-founder’s death, a yacht he helped design has been spotted floating in Dutch waters, near the city of Aalsmeer.
Gadget guts? Try these for graphic graphics Engineering Pop Culture! 10/29/2012 3 comments As we become more and more attached to electronic devices, Peitersen’s art imagines devices taking on a whole biological being of their own, as grotesque as that may be at first glance.
Incredible Lego: great ball contraption Engineering Pop Culture! 10/29/2012 Post a comment The Great Ball Contraption (GBC) was built by a Japanese mechanical engineer Akiyuki, in his house over the course of two years. Or a total of a whopping 600 hours in construction time.
Engineering Gangnam style Engineering Pop Culture! 10/26/2012 Post a comment Gagnam Style, the Korean Pop sensation taking the world by storm, has moved its catchy beat up to the next level--artificial intelligence dancing robot style.
What's mine is mine, what's yours is negotiable Blog 10/25/2012 1 comment In today's complicated testing environments, where we find ourselves managing thousands of local or networked resources that are often shared between multiple users, this is often the easiest way to make sure no one else accesses a critical element in our test setup while we are running a test.
NEMS eyed for CMOS power gating Blog 10/25/2012 Post a comment The steady rise in leakage power over the last decade has made low-power design an exceedingly difficult problem mainly because attempts to control leakage power tend to negatively impact performance and switching energy...
ARM, Mali and making it real Blog 10/25/2012 2 comments At next week's ARM TechCon, I’ll discuss OpenCL and how it is enabled on ARM-based systems along with a discussion of GPU computing and various use cases.
Personal supercomputer for only $100! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 10/24/2012 20 comments For only $100, the Parallella is a personal supercomputer based on a Zynq All Programmable SoC from Xilinx and an Epiphany multi-core processor from Adapteva.
Audio turboencabulator Audio DesignLine Blog 10/24/2012 2 comments The Pseudoacoustic Infector acoustic stimulator offers users the ability to "add bits of this and dashes of that" along with other "features" too numerous to mention.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...