The Glamour of Technology - SIM2, TI & Dolby Blog 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!
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.
AMD and the 'Fujitsu Factor' Blog 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.
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.
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? Blog 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? Blog 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.
CES 2008 Preview Blog 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.
MHSDL Favorites For 2007 or, what your competition is reading Blog 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?
Prosperity 101: Education equity Blog 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.
The new breed of satellite HD STBs Blog 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.
The porcupine problem Blog 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.
HD's name has lost its luster Blog 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 Blog 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.
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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.