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.
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.
A quest to keep kids engaged Blog 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.
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...
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).
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.
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...
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!
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.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 20 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 ...