Giving energy harvesting the bump test Power Management DesignLine Blog 2/9/2009 1 comment Energy harvesting is without doubt going to be one of the power management themes of 2009. Throughout the year we are going to be bombarded with new techniques to harness energy from all kinds of unusual power sources. Some will be clever and some will be downright whacky.
Counterpoint: Illusions of immunity Blog 2/9/2009 Post a comment The industry has been asleep at the wheel. More than a year after the U.S. economy officially slid into recession, high-tech companies are suddenly discovering they're not immune to the now-global downturn
Turn down that radio! Or wait, is it a black hole? RF & Microwave Designline Blog 2/6/2009 Post a comment Apparently, three years ago scientists in Texas launched seven balloon-borne radio receivers in search of a faint radio signal from the warming of interstellar space caused by early stars. To their surprise, they received a booming signal a full six times louder than their wildest prediction.
Any dashboard as long as it is ours Automotive DesignLine Blog 2/5/2009 1 comment "You can get it in any color as long as it is black." Wasn't that Henry Ford saying about his Model T 75 years ago? It still is reality in our automobile environment!
Some more top analog engineers Blog 2/3/2009 Post a comment I promised an update to the 'ADLE Top 10 analog engineers' list a few weeks ago. As hoped, it generated some much-needed discussion and suggestions following publication on Analog DesignLine Europe and PlanetAnalog.
Small processing steps aim to reduce Global Warming Power Management DesignLine Blog 2/2/2009 Post a comment In the past week the global electronics power management industry showed that it has the potential to make some reductions in global power consumption through the appliance of innovative semiconductor processing technology.
EDA bashing Blog 2/2/2009 12 comments EDA bashing is a sport that requires an enlarged ego, little initial investment, a small amount of skill, and a considerable lack of creativity.
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 ...