A terabit challenge Blog 3/7/2006 Post a comment At OFC/NFOEC, I had an opportunity to hear both Dr. Henry Dardy, a senior technologist and Navy Chief Scientist at the DoD, and Dr. Larry Smarr, professor of computer science and engineering at UCSD and Director of its CAL-IT2 project.
Why is grass green and tomatoes red? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 3/6/2006 Post a comment It turns out that much if what we learned at school with regard to color vision was wrong. For example, we do NOT have red, green, and blue color receptors in our eyes!
What drives the innovator Blog 3/6/2006 Post a comment
One vivid memory I have from my student days was dropping by the lab of a good friend who had gotten involved in medical research. I was curious to see what he was up to, because his new obsession seemed out of character. Outgoing and popular, into jazz and athletics, the guy didn't fit the techie mold. The night I stopped by the lab, he was there alone, working on a hunch about why cells become cancerous.
The law of unintended consequences Audio DesignLine Blog 3/6/2006 Post a comment Mundane issues of life sometimes can be a powerful reminder of the diificulty in managing technology. Mundane issues of life sometimes can be a powerful reminder of the diificulty in managing technology. A mechanical problem with an airplane underscores the difficulty in managaing technology.
DRM and Image Constraints Blog 3/5/2006 Post a comment Digital Rights Management has been in the news in recent weeks. First, there was a lot of speculation about ACCS, which was premature. AACS is on target, and Toshiba will launch its first HD DVD in a few weeks. In turn, May 23rd will be Blu-ray day for Sony. And, happily, no Image Constraint Tolken.
Immortal Works Blog 3/3/2006 Post a comment Even if you're a wild outsider like Basquiat, your path to mainstream success can be easier than his, and much less lucrative, according to our learned judges.
Spiral FPGA architectures? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 3/1/2006 Post a comment Could the structures of a volcanic dome and a revolutionary new cooling fan be harbingers of future FPGA architectures?
Reading RFID tea leaves Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 3/1/2006 Post a comment Many of the RFID articles on this site may seem a bit outside the realm of industrial control, but we think they're important regardless of whether the topic fits into the traditional view of factory automation.
Math and science reform Blog 3/1/2006 Post a comment I've recently pulled two of my children out of school, opting instead for a home-school model. Although the school enjoys a decent rating in Northern California, I can't figure out why.
TI developers conference day 2 Audio DesignLine Blog 3/1/2006 Post a comment Audio quality is being traded off in favor of increased playlist quantity. iPods and other MP3 players often demonstrate worse audio quality than the CD the originally held the music.
TI developers conference day 1 Audio DesignLine Blog 3/1/2006 Post a comment The TI developers conference featured audio designs ranging from university projects such as a guitar effets box to commercial surround sound from SRS.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 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 ...