Top 10 engineering Kickstarter projects The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/28/2012 8 comments Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has enjoyed yet another spectacular year of growth, with some incredible wins for engineering startups. Come and see some of the highest funded projects from 2012.
A Christmas in the Sierras Blog 12/28/2012 1 comment A handful of peers from Silicon Valley were among the 56 souls with whom I spent the Christmas holiday in an old ski lodge in the snow-crusted Sierras.
EE Life's year in captions Design Contests & Competitions 12/20/2012 1 comment It's been quite a year! Here at EE Life, we can't think of a better way to celebrate than to show you some of the very best cartoons and captions from the past 12 months. Here's to more killer captions in 2013!
Oregon courts Azalea project, says report Blog 12/19/2012 3 comments Oregon could be seeking to bid against New York as the site for a wafer fab, according The Oregonian newspaper. The publication reports that Business Oregon, the state's economic development agency, is working with a company under the codename Azalea.
"Twas the night before Christmas" The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/18/2012 2 comments If you're into stuffing stockings with silicon, and lighting up your tree with LEDs, this engineering version of a Christmas classic is most definitely up your alley. Or down your chimney!
Not the end of the world, says NASA The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/17/2012 19 comments For those frantically stockpiling canned tuna in their underground bunkers or saying their final goodbyes, you're being a little melodramatic. Or just plain wrong, according to NASA.
Power Tip 54: Use 2-section filter for low-noise power supply Power Tips 12/17/2012 4 comments Some low-noise applications may require the power supply output ripple voltage to be less than 0.1 percent of the output voltage. These low ripple requirements easily can translate into filter attenuations of significantly greater than 60 dB, which cannot be practically met with a single stage.
Dublin Calling: Intel Labs drives Digital Europe Blog 12/17/2012 Post a comment Intel's network of research labs in Europe now embraces more than 4,000 R&D professionals and has more than quadrupled in size since its formation in January 2009. The question that remains is: where is the return on investment for Intel and the benefit for Europe?
The Sony Walkman, the best present I ever got The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/14/2012 10 comments Just over a decade after the launch of the iPod, and a year after the decommissioning of the iconic Sony Walkman, I look back with nostalgia at the best Christmas present I ever got.
Meeting Zuckerberg and Mr. EUV Blog 12/13/2012 3 comments I learned a little something in brief encounters this week with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and the man I think of as Mr. EUV—two very unique men in black.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 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 ...