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Triumph Rocket III " 21st century motorcycle manufacture
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/10/2008   Post a comment
Here's an oldie-but-goodie video that's bound to bring a smile to the most jaded amongst us...
Volkswaffe: The Flying Cars of Nazi Germany
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/10/2008   Post a comment
Here's another video showing that some folks have way too much free time on their hands...
We Will Miss You John
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12/10/2008   Post a comment
In tribute . . .
The "Ins" and "Outs" of Signal Isolators, Converters and Interfaces
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
12/9/2008   Post a comment
Here's a freely downloadable white paper that looks at many of the important ways signal isolators, converters and interfaces can be used, and what to look for when specifying one.
Synopsys is good for EDA
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12/9/2008   Post a comment
The news that Synopsys posted a profit for its fiscal fourth quarter is good news for the industry.
EDA Rescue Plan
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/9/2008   Post a comment
I just received an email from a company called Blue Pearl Software that, if nothing else, managed to grab my attention.
Fans report positive 3-D NFL experience
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12/9/2008   Post a comment
The game presentation was hampered by the fact that there was only a single game view provided in 3-D. Wide shots were lacking although close-up sideline shots were compelling.
Ford trumps Prius
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
12/8/2008   Post a comment
Next generation technology makes hybrid power trains more compact and efficient.
Iraq and defense tech--a personal story
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
12/6/2008   1 comment
My cousin got hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq. It didn't have to happen--the TALON robot might have saved him.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/5/2008   Post a comment
...it tolls for...
3-D college football championship in theaters Jan. 8
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12/5/2008   Post a comment
Fox Sports television network has announced plans to broadcast a second 3-D football game, and this time the public is invited.
As the economy tanks, will corporate social responsibility programs suffer?
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
12/5/2008   Post a comment
With consumer confidence at a new low and businesses running scared, how will the global recession affect corporate social responsibility?
Michelin reinvents the wheel
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/4/2008   2 comments
I've been meaning to get around to doing this myself for quite some time ... but I was thinking more in terms of painting it a different color...
The soul of an old Heathkit
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/4/2008   Post a comment
Ah, the joy of constructing a do-it-yourself electronics kit and powering it on for the very first time...
Query re LabVIEW FPGA Toolbox
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12/4/2008   Post a comment
A novice FPGA user asks for our input with regard to National Instruments' LabVIEW FPGA Module.
Argy-bargy over exhaust gases
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
12/4/2008   Post a comment
The automotive industry, again, complains about EU plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars, though the potential towards this end is far from being exhausted.
Playing nice with TI
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12/3/2008   Post a comment
Just to be clear, TI and AudioCodes have a cooperative relationship, not a competitive one.
More on MyHDL
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/3/2008   Post a comment
I just heard news about a "MyHDL Cookbook" that will be of interest to many denizens of programmable logic space...
Cool cartoon/graphics creation software
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12/3/2008   Post a comment
Here's something that would make an ideal Christmas present for lots of folks, from young adults to... well, me...
Comment: Materials meeting highlights virtues of 'small science'
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12/3/2008   Post a comment
"Big science" gets the attention, but the diversity and synergy of "small science" may lead to greater advances at lower cost.
Around the Net in RFID
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12/3/2008   Post a comment
Consumer-facing RFID applications have started to become more obvious. I think manufacturers like Estee Lauder and Ford are less fearful of privacy stigmas behind the technology and more interested in what it can achieve.
Two Stupid Dogs - Part 1 - The Journey Begins
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/1/2008   Post a comment
I've augmented my Flip Video with a really amazing video editing program and a mega-cool MP3/WAV audio recorder... so now I'm poised to make my first movie...
Industrial robot is real "Iron Chef"
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
12/1/2008   Post a comment
The latest creative demonstration of an industrial robot's capabilities brings a new - and literal - meaning to the term from the popular cult-favorite cooking show.
Handsets: 'It isn't easy being green'
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12/1/2008   Post a comment
On one hand companies want to protect the environment, on the other hand it seems that the cost of going green may be truly prohibitive.
Forward Concepts: October semi shipments tank
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12/1/2008   Post a comment
In a December newsletter published by Forward Concepts, Will Strauss equates October semi shipment numbers released this weekend with the market drop of the 1929 Black Friday.
It takes years to become an overnight success
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12/1/2008   Post a comment
Despite the common misconception and a few examples, the path from ideas to acceptance and success is a long one.
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