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DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is alive and well
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/30/2007   Post a comment
I'm absolutely delighted to discover the DIY Life website, which presents all types of projects, from hobbies and crafts to home improvement and technology.
The Glamour of Technology - SIM2, TI & Dolby
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Last night I attended a special preview called "The Glamour of Technology," which was hosted by the renowned Italian projector company SIM2. The purpose of the press event was to single out their new Grand Cinema C3X projector that is reportedly the smallest and highest-performing Full HD 3 Chip projector on the market with Texas Instruments DLP Products' latest DarkChip4 chip.
$95,000 for a wristwatch?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/29/2007   Post a comment
I'm currently in the market for a new wristwatch. I know the one I want, but when I called the store to ask the price, their answer made me cry!
"Drive-by" restorers establish secret workshop and repair antique clock
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/28/2007   Post a comment
In which we discover an underground movement of "Cultural Guerrillas" in France who sneak around repairing and restoring antiques without their owner's permission.
Audio illusions that will fool your ear (and brain)
Audio DesignLine Blog  
11/28/2007   1 comment
Listen to these audio illusions to guess a mysterious (but familiar) tune, hear phantom words or experience a virtual haircut!
UWB's prospects
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
UWB in general and the WiMedia Alliance's Certified Wireless USB n particular will be in the news quite a bit over the next few weeks.
TV ownership matters (and President Bush knows it!)
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Despite all the "new media" alternatives, TV is still Big Business in the U.S., and owning a local TV station or a cable-TV system in a big city is still a very profitable enterprise.
Want to build a moon rover?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/27/2007   Post a comment
Seriously, would you like to be part of a team that builds a robot rover and flies it to the moon?
Loudspeakers lecture by Linkwitz follow-up
Audio DesignLine Blog  
11/27/2007   Post a comment
Listen to an MP3 of a recent AES lecture by loudspeaker designer Siegfried Linkwitz on room-optimized stereo sound reproduction through proper loudspeaker design and placement, or read the summarized lecture report.
ESL 2.0 = IP re-use
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
11/26/2007   Post a comment
ESL promises big productivity gains. IP re-use is the key to making that dream come true.
'Tis the season
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
11/26/2007   Post a comment
The auto show season, that is!
Sure, I want to pay 2.5x more than the next guy
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
A court order in Germany dictates that the iPhone be sold unlocked and not tied to a two-year contract.
AMD and the 'Fujitsu Factor'
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Right-wing bloggers in the United States wasted no time in venting their outrage at the purchase last week of an 8 percent stake in Advanced Micro Devices by Abu Dhabi's government-owned Mubadala Development Co.
YouTube Surfing For RFID
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11/25/2007   Post a comment
Rather not brave the malls this holiday weekend?
Vinyl vs. CD: Readers respond
Audio DesignLine Blog  
11/21/2007   Post a comment
Readers respond to my recent post on audio myths and the question "does vinyl sound better than CD?"
Good times for automation
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
11/21/2007   Post a comment
There's a chance we're headed for a downturn, but industrial automation may face better prospects than other industries.
Panel debate: Open OS for cell phones? Not yes/no but how/when?
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
The Open OS rebellion will shake things up in terms of cellular pecking order far more than technology clashes such as WiMAX vs. LTE.
Small and easy-to-use FPGA boards for interfacing and control
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/20/2007   3 comments
No, I'm not TELLING you what they are ... I'm ASKING you for your advice!
Slicing the Pie Differently
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
Much more to say about changing the EDA revenue model.
Multicore success hinges on IPC
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
11/20/2007   Post a comment
Multicore processors share a common problem: providing efficient inter-processor communication (IPC). Here are some ideas for tackling the problem.
Will Google bid alone?
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
According to a recent Reuters report, Google just might go it alone when it comes to bidding on the 700-megahertz spectrum airwaves necessary to launch a U.S. wireless network.
Wireless and autism -- where is the link?
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
We have had scares about cellular phones and cancer and more recently suggestions that Wi-Fi causes all kinds of nausea and illnesses. Now a couple of scientists are warning that wireless networks may be responsible for accelerating the rise of autism in children.
VeriChip, Digital Angel: Human Tagging
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
Ready to put a RFID chip in your body? The technology's becoming readily available.
VHS was better - Part 1: Sync
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11/15/2007   Post a comment
Synchronization between picture and sound is crucial to video enjoyment, yet it's one area where most digital video formats are weaker than VHS.
CES 2008 Preview
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11/15/2007   Post a comment
Earlier this week, I attended the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Preview, which was held in New York City. According to CEA (Consumer Electronics Association), the 2008 International CES, the world's largest tradeshow for consumer technology, returns to Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2008.
FPGA implementation of antique Friden EC-130 delay-line calculator
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/14/2007   Post a comment
In which a student learning VHDL creates an FPGA-based implementation of this 1963 transistor/diode four-function calculator.
Analysis: Infineon's recovery speeds up
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
After publishing its deep-red figures for Q4/2007 and for the entire FY 2007, Infineon's stock price jumped up to 8 percent. There are reasons for the euphoria at the markets.
CES Taps RFID
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
Will John Lennon's wife Yoko Ono be forced to wear a RFID tag while making an appearance at CES in January 2008?
Sprint breaks up with Clearwire, ponders WiMAX commitment
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11/13/2007   Post a comment
With Sprint and Clearwire cutting the contractual knot that was only a bit more than a year old, what are we to think of WiMAX's prospects now—at least in the U.S.?
Only 42 shopping days remain till Christmas!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/13/2007   Post a comment
Eeeek, the sands of time are slipping through the hourglass ... what presents are we going to buy for everyone?
Second Class Citizens
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11/12/2007   Post a comment
The EDA industry must share not only the challenges, but also the rewards of a growing electronics industry.
To those about to design--we salute you!
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
11/12/2007   2 comments
Engineers are cool--and here are some reasons why.
MHSDL Favorites For 2007 or, what your competition is reading
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11/12/2007   Post a comment
I love this time of year. Always amazed at how rapidly the year disappeared, I tend to shrug my shoulders and begin to plan for its end. Since I have a large family, planning involves loads of holiday shopping and visiting. What it means for Mobile Handset DesignLine readers is recap time. Which did you like most of the articles I posted? Which ones made the top five so far?
Why aren't the values of SMD capacitors marked on the little rascals?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/12/2007   5 comments
A reader poises an interesting question for which I have no answer ... do you?
Of partnerships and compatibility
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
11/12/2007   Post a comment
Partnerships and compatibility are watchwords these days. Companies have to work well with others, to borrow a kindergarten grading term.
Prosperity 101: Education equity
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11/12/2007   Post a comment
Ever since the National Academy of Engineering released its watershed report on globalization, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," in 2005, conventional wisdom has held that there is a shortage of U.S. engineers, and that American students are falling behind in math and science.
Linkwitz on loudspeakers and room interaction
Audio DesignLine Blog  
11/10/2007   Post a comment
Loudspeaker and crossover designer Siegfried Linkwitz offers his thoughts on room-optimized stereo sound reproduction in a lecture and online presentation.
Dolphins save surfer from becoming a tasty treat for a shark
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/9/2007   Post a comment
Stories like this make me glad that I'm sitting safely behind my desk.
No gPhone?
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
11/8/2007   Post a comment
Google has finally released details of its gPhone, which actually isn't a phone at all, but an "open" Linux-based OS
FPGA evaluation vs prototyping vs development boards/kits?
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11/8/2007   Post a comment
What's the difference between these little scamps ... and what are you using yours for?
The new breed of satellite HD STBs
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11/7/2007   Post a comment
I have been waiting in expectation for some time now for the new HD channels to be added by DirecTV. While they were one of the first satellite providers with high-definition channels, it had seemed that they were lagging behind DISH Network.
Wal-Mart.com CEO Talks RFID
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11/7/2007   Post a comment
Wal-Mart.com isn't involved in its parent company's RFID supply chain projects, but maybe it should be.
The porcupine problem
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11/7/2007   Post a comment
SDR folks (NXP calls its embedded vector processor an SDR solution) should sit up and take notice. I was under the impression that the RF component was the toughest nut to crack. Maybe NXP had done it.
Electronics-themed music 'video' from the 1960s
Audio DesignLine Blog  
11/6/2007   Post a comment
This entertaining short 'music video' from the 1960s combines animated electronic components of the period and a catchy musical soundtrack that will be familiar to fans of a popular animated TV sitcom.
RFID Skin Patches
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11/6/2007   Post a comment
A healthcare manufacturer believes RFID skin patches can make medial errors a thing of the past.
HD's name has lost its luster
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11/6/2007   Post a comment
What happens with the naming of HD beyond 1080p is still up for grabs. I have used the phrase "ultra hi-def" on numerous occasions, skipping right past "very hi-def," which frankly just doesn't quite sound very hi def.
The sky is not falling
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11/6/2007   Post a comment
The news that Mentor Graphics has downgraded the guidance for its quarter revenue has generated much talk in the EDA community, and people are busy trying to figure out if this is a signal of more fundamental changes in the industry.
Does anybody really know what time it is?
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11/5/2007   Post a comment
Once a popular song by Chicago, Alltel customers were asking that very question this weekend.
OpenMAX is going strong
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
11/5/2007   Post a comment
OpenMAX is an open, royalty-free API that provides standardized interfaces to multimedia software such as A/V codecs and graphics libraries. Here's what you need to know about it.
The Mobysaurus Thesaurus
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/5/2007   Post a comment
Light in size but heavy in features, this little scamp is a comprehensive, feature-rich, easy-to-use, freeware English thesaurus for Windows.
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