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A bit of a laugh
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/27/2009   Post a comment
Here are a collection of funny word definitions to kick off the weekend (and may it be a jolly good one for all of us!)
Counterpoint: Twitter, or fritter?
Blog  
2/27/2009   9 comments
The smart set insists that social networking is hot, but the author is skeptical that engineers will buy into it.
Steampunk Camera
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/26/2009   Post a comment
Now, this is really, REALLY tasty!
E-Cars as power grid stabilizers -- a pipe dream?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
2/26/2009   6 comments
Utilities are keen on electric cars since they need their batteries to stabilize the grid. Can this plan work?
Stimulus and Clean Technology -- How long can you wait for funds?
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
2/25/2009   Post a comment
What does the stimulus package mean for the entrepreneur or new start-up in the clean technology field. Allan Yogasingam of the Green SupplyLine ponders that it could be awhile before any organizations see funds, if government practices haven't changed...
Listening to engineers can keep researchers in the shadows
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
National's approach to power optimization promises to make life easier for installers by giving them more flexibility and that should pay dividends for end users too.
COMMENTARY: Got Configuration Management?
Blog  
2/24/2009   2 comments
Companies that don't adopt appropriate configuration management technology will fail and fall by the wayside!
Viewpoint: Standard FPGA-based emulation will prevail
Blog  
2/24/2009   1 comment
Moving forward, the standard FPGA-based emulator will ultimately prevail. If nothing else, for economical reasons.
Robot theme park to break ground
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
2/24/2009   1 comment
Robot Land, a robot theme park housing entertainment, education and corporate facilities expects to be open to the public by 2013.
Killer Robots -- Not a Joke!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/24/2009   6 comments
Some of the stuff that's going on around us makes me want to cry...
Different ways to present data
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/24/2009   Post a comment
Here's an amazingly cool website that shows a wealth of different ways in which data can be graphically presented for maximum effect.
UWB outlook certainly isn't positive
Blog  
2/24/2009   3 comments
Wireless LAN took more than a decade to reach mainstream. But it did so out of the spotlight and without hype. And just maybe the technology that became 802.11 was more stable that the technology base for UWB.
Visual Thesaurus vs. WordWeb
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/23/2009   1 comment
My cup runneth over with some amazingly useful thesaurus and dictionary-type applications.
Marketers trump engineers
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
2/23/2009   Post a comment
BMW's new Mini convertible highlights purposeless technology.
A quest to keep kids engaged
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Perhaps because they don't see how engineering and science are used in real life, kids often become disenchanted with those subjects at an early age, which can severely limit their career options as an adult.
Networked audio rules!
Audio DesignLine Blog  
2/23/2009   1 comment
My experience with one of the latest network audio players only further confirms the impending demise of the CD.
Virtual Conferences and Eco-Friendly Displays
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/20/2009   Post a comment
It's all happening at the moment, from virtual (online) technical conferences and expositions to eco-friendly biodegradable display booths.
RFID Creates Long Beach Port Traffic Jam
Blog  
2/20/2009   Post a comment
An estimated 15% of drivers were denied access to the ports.
Obama's stimulus: let's get our facts straight
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
2/20/2009   5 comments
Stephen Brennan's guest column on the stimulus left me shaking my head. Here's my attempt at setting the record straight.
Viewpoint: Staccato CEO on the future of UWB
Blog  
2/20/2009   2 comments
Staccato CEO Marty Colombatto asserts that UWB technology will thrive, and offers predictions for 2009.
I was there!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/20/2009   1 comment
I was just reading an autobiography of Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones when I realized that I was at some of the concerts he was talking about...
Feedback loop: Wasteful 'soft' switches, invest in 'green' energy
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
Feedback loop: Wasteful 'soft' switches, invest in 'green' energy
Slumdog Millionaire -- a MUST SEE film!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/19/2009   1 comment
This film left me emotionally drained. It wasn't anything like what I was anticipating... it by far EXCEEDED my expectations... (see also an original story by my mom).
Why can't U.S. citizens buy hi-def DVD recorders?
Blog  
2/19/2009   1 comment
Blu-ray recorders are sold in Japan, but not in the U.S.
Counterpoint: Stimulus package faces technology headwind
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
The Obama administration's economic stimulus package may help by lending capital to tomorrow's innovators. But throwing money at the economy is how we got into this mess in the first place.
Men versus Women: Help required controlling meters!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/18/2009   4 comments
In which we discover just how little I know (or, at least, how little I remember)...
Counterpoint: Is the Internet impeding innovation?
Blog  
2/18/2009   4 comments
The structure of innovation has changed dramatically in the last decades; is the Internet to blame, or are there other structural reasons?
Visual Thesaurus -- What a cool idea!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/18/2009   Post a comment
As is so often the case, I am amazed by just how useful a well-conceived and well-implemented graphic user interface can be...
Viewpoint: Consolidation is all about timing
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
It's time to shift the thought paradigm from "What fabs do I have today, and how do I fill them?" to "What fab base do I need five years from now and how do I get there?"
Exploring Binary
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/18/2009   Post a comment
Here's a website and blog that ponders all things of a binary nature...
Can you help find this industrial switch?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
2/17/2009   Post a comment
When you combine Max Maxfield (of Programmable Logic DesignLine) with a fun project you never know what to expect - in this case an unusual request concerning a mono-lever industrial switch.
Confusion begets correction
Blog  
2/17/2009   Post a comment
The case of the disappearing and then reappearing picture.
The National UFO Reporting Center has moved...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/17/2009   Post a comment
I didn't want anyone to mistakenly decide that these folks had been abducted by aliens, because we certainly don't want to cause a panic.
Some interesting websites to tickle your fancy
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/17/2009   Post a comment
A cunning photographic effect; Skiing off the top of a cliff; Swedish dance bands from the 1970s; more...
Ordering a pizza in 2010
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/17/2009   Post a comment
This would be funny if it wasn't close to becoming reality...
How to measure audio quality in portable media players
Audio DesignLine Blog  
2/16/2009   1 comment
These short training videos from Cirrus Logic cover the basic equipment and source material you'll need, how to define test set up and load conditions, some basics of audio tests and more!
This will get your inner geek juices flowing
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/13/2009   Post a comment
Wow! This is pretty amazing -- Using the Internet as a *Sixth Sense* -- Is this a taste of things to come?
We all need to pull together
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/13/2009   Post a comment
As usual, Mentor and Xilinx are both setting a really good example as to how big companies can help out and how we all need to pull together...
P&G Ends RFID Tagging Displays
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2/12/2009   Post a comment
Robert W. Baird Analyst Reik Read said P&G has terminated its RFID display tagging project with Wal-Mart, citing a memo to P&Gs contract manufacturers.
Way-cool video analytics
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
2/12/2009   Post a comment
BriefCam's technology lets you review 24 hours of footage in as little as one minute. You have to see it for yourself!
60GHz unbound
Blog  
2/12/2009   Post a comment
IMEC research consortium delivers true, single-chip, 60GHz receive chain at ISSCC
Macrovision, TV Guide, and "Gemstar patents": Yes you can!
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2/11/2009   Post a comment
What has become of the notorious Gemstar EPG patents after Macrovision's recent sales of TV Guide's assets?
Counterpoint: After Woz 'dances with the stars,' what's next?
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2/11/2009   Post a comment
It's nice to be invited to join the "in crowd" for a visit, but will they come over to our house as well?
Weird and wild USB devices
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/11/2009   Post a comment
Here are guides to ten weird USB devices, ten strange Japanese devices, and much, much more...
Google turns energy focus to home power usage
Power DesignLine Blog  
2/11/2009   Post a comment
Google claims that consumers that have real-time access to energy usage data cut monthly bills by 5% to 15%.
Opinion: The illegitimacy of electronics
Blog  
2/11/2009   2 comments
What do Leica, Olivetti and the Swiss watch industry have in common? All these companies and industries encountered difficulties in achieving the technological shift from mechanics to electronics, despite recognizing the threat at an early point.
Finding one's car in the mall parking lot
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/10/2009   Post a comment
The older I get, the more I could use one of these...
Using IEEE 1588 to improve industrial automation
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
2/10/2009   Post a comment
A white paper from Rockwell Automation outlines the ways in which manufacturers can improve control-system responsiveness and accuracy using techniques from IEEE 1588.
EDA news and rumors
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2/10/2009   Post a comment
The week offered a number of news about EDA.
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