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Speed multicore development with IMEC tools
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
3/31/2009   Post a comment
IMEC is now licensing its impressive low-power multicore development tools.
Altera CEO got $4.1 million in 2008
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/31/2009   Post a comment
The Associated Press reported that Altera CEO John Daane pulled down a compensation package worth $4.1 million last year, an increase of 25 percent over 2007.
DSP for beginners
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
3/31/2009   Post a comment
Are you new to DSP? Here are some resources that will get you up to speed.
RapidIO Gen2: double speed, lower power
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
3/31/2009   Post a comment
RapidIO Gen2 offers twice the performance, lower power, and lower system cost than RapidIO 1.3--all while maintaining backwards compatibility.
The Tao of DSP
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
3/31/2009   1 comment
DSP and martial arts have a lot in common. It doesn't matter what tool, hardware or environment you use, having a vision and an understanding of the underlying mechanics needed to get you there is all that matters.
Ever hear of CQC?
Power DesignLine Blog  
3/30/2009   Post a comment
Bernard Murphy, Chief Technology Officer of Atrenta Inc., wants to make chip designers aware of continuous quality control.
Tick box educators are failing science
Power Management DesignLine Blog  
3/30/2009   Post a comment
The UK has a proud tradition of scientific breakthroughs and engineering excellence but the chance of future generations of UK scientists upholding the tradition is looking shaky at the moment.
ASICs decline, FPGAs ready to step in
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
According to market research firm Gartner Inc. FPGAs now have a 30-to-one edge in displacing ASICs in design starts. The firm predicts the trend in 2009 will be exacerbated by the global financial crisis.
Mobile Applications Review
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Is there an app for the iPhone or BlackBerry that you think might be interesting and useful, but not quite willing to spend the money to find out? Let me know and each week I will take a look at one app and let you know how useful I found it, and if possible, talk to the creator to get their view points on why the app was created and some of the trial and tribulations from the development.
WiMedia and UWB: where to from here?
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
This week, we're pleased to present a guest commentary on the future of UWB, by Eric Broockman, CEO Alereon, Inc, commenting on and extending the recent news about this technology and its future. . . .
Watch out Heidi Klum, here comes the HRP-4C!
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
3/27/2009   Post a comment
A very interesting development in the world of robotics as the HRP-4C fashion model is introduced to the world at Tokyo's Fashion Week. This modern marvel of sensors, motors, and controllers, responds to voice commands, walks, talks, and even has motors controlling facial expressions. But is the research and development effort worthwhile?
The Earth Hour Approaches
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
3/26/2009   1 comment
For one hour, the Earth asks that you turn out the lights. Doing so has amazing results with respect to energy savings and carbon dioxide reductions globally.
Letter to the editor: Engineering's branding problem
Blog  
3/26/2009   4 comments
I found your article "Engineering is not boring" interesting in what you did not explore: that is, whether engineering is still a rewarding profession for those of us practicing it (as opposed to editing techie magazines), and thus worthwhile recommending to the younger generation.
Does branding matter in the semi industry?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/25/2009   2 comments
Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov made some comments recently about what he sees as the limited value of branding/marketing in the programmable logic and broader semiconductor space. He is not alone. But there are also many who would disagree with him.
How's your job?
Power DesignLine Blog  
3/25/2009   Post a comment
TechInsights, the company behind the Embedded Systems Conference and the publisher of EE Times, recently conducted a poll among people who will be attending the upcoming Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose which begins on March 30th.
The Laptop Remote?
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
With the decreased cost, and increased functionality, of laptops, particularily the introduction of the netbook, is the next remote for your home a laptop?
Quality in electronics production
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
3/25/2009   Post a comment
Some electronics production jobs are coming back to North America. What do modern production facilities need to do to make sure those jobs stay? The number one reason mentioned was quality, so methods to keep quality high should be of paramount importance.
EDAC scans the piracy scene
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3/24/2009   2 comments
The EDA Consortium's Anti-Piracy Committee recently delivered an update on the EDA industry's approach to piracy over the years, how the piracy scene works and current activities by the committee.
New hybrid, tech development funds emerge
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
3/23/2009   Post a comment
Wireless or not? When are short-distance, point-to-point RF links worthwhile?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
3/23/2009   Post a comment
I am not a big fan of RF for short distance, point-to-point interconnection (under 3 feet or 1 meter). Sometimes, a basic cable is a better way to get information from point A to point B. Yet other times, wireless is the better choice. . . .
Ten sites with engineering appeal
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
Allan Yogasingam polled his colleagues at Portelligent and Semiconductor Insights to discover the sites most frequently visited by their staffs of engineers and other tech specialists.
Counterpoint: Does innovation need a reality check?
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3/20/2009   9 comments
Progress is good, but sometimes you have to be careful about what you wish for.
It's back!
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
3/20/2009   Post a comment
Flying car or "roadable airplane"--this time it might just work.
Bold or Curve?
Blog  
3/19/2009   3 comments
So my BlackBerry has finally bit the dust or in my case, a rock. The choice is narrowed down to two - Bold or Curve 8900?
DSPs they are a-changin'...
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
3/19/2009   Post a comment
'Hello' and Introduction
Blog  
3/19/2009   1 comment
Greg Quirk talks about what is going to be found within his blog on the Digital Home DesignLine site.
Muffins and industrial automation
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
3/18/2009   Post a comment
With the car industry in the doldrums, it's interesting to look where industrial automation is expanding. Would you believe it's the food and beverage industry?
Battery R&D heats up
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
3/18/2009   1 comment
Despite the steady stream of bad news coming out of the global automotive industry these days, efforts are underway to remake it a more energy efficient, cleaner enterprise.
Notes on third-party FPGA design tools
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/18/2009   Post a comment
A few notes on some interesting discussions about third-party FPGA design tools that have come up over the past couple of weeks.
Semiconductors build 'smart ' power
Power DesignLine Blog  
3/18/2009   Post a comment
There's a wealth of innovation that can be applied to power management as the job moves toward building out "smart grids".
A changing of the guard
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
3/18/2009   Post a comment
Hello to all! I'm the new site editor for RF DesignLine, and will try to maintain the standards of thoroughness, relevance, usefulness, and interest that Janine provided.
Is hydrogen superior to all-electric concepts?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
3/17/2009   5 comments
Why care for smart grid and batteries as a buffer for the grid? Hydrogen can be produced with much less complex approaches. And it could be an ideal fuel for the cars of the future.
Stay in Touch
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
After nearly two years on the Mobile Handset site, and four years with the DesignLine group covering Network Systems DesignLine and Programmable Logic DesignLine in the past, I am leaving TechInsights.
EDA 3.0: EDA startup guidelines
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
The days of throwing money at startups and hoping they succeed are long past. Startups, their founders, executives, and investors need to take a more strategic approach, ideally before any code is written, but certainly before any significant investment occurs.
Free DSP software!
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
3/16/2009   Post a comment
My friend John Edwards has generously posted his DSP algorithm libraries and filter design software.
The votes are in!
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
3/16/2009   Post a comment
Here are the official vehicles of winter.
Meet your new editor
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
3/15/2009   Post a comment
After running this site for three years, I am handing over the reigns to Patrick Mannion. But first, I'm going to indulge in some nostalgia!
Comment: This too shall pass?
Blog  
3/14/2009   1 comment
Though their speaking topics and presentation slides differed, executive after executive who took the podium at the Semico Summit 2009 said, essentially, two basic things: "This is the worst we've seen" and "Semiconductors remain critical to solving the world's problems and will grow again."
Arrggghh -- it's Friday the 13th!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/13/2009   Post a comment
It's my last day with Programmable Logic DesignLine, and I just realized that it's Friday 13th ... should I be filled with grim forebodings?
Now for something different
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
3/13/2009   Post a comment
Change has been a frequently used word lately, particularly in the US.
What music should be playing as ...?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/12/2009   Post a comment
Following the musical mentions in my newsletter, readers are offering suggestions as to the tune that should be playing as I leave Programmable Logic Design...
Incredibly useful (and FREE) WiFi Scanner
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/12/2009   Post a comment
Improve your wireless connection: inSSIDer is a free Wi-Fi network scanner for use with Windows XP and Windows Vista.
KSW Microtec Expands Presence In EMEA
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3/12/2009   Post a comment
Dresden, Germany-based KSW Microtec AG, and ARE CON GmbH & Co. KG have signed an agreement to support activities for leading edge transponders, specifically smart card manufacturers throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Cadence back at DAC
Blog  
3/11/2009   2 comments
Cadence will sponsor the User Track and Management Day at the 46th DAC.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/11/2009   2 comments
I'm very excited, because my friend and I have just launched a new website called *The Way Things Were* that allows folks to share their memories of yesteryear...
Video: Digital power controller reference design
Power DesignLine Blog  
3/11/2009   1 comment
Analog Devices designed the board both because a PFC stage in an AC/DC supply outputs a DC voltage around 380VDC, and as a design that might fit in a high-voltage DC distribution architecture.
Industrial robot built out of LEGO
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
3/10/2009   Post a comment
You won't believe this LEGO version of ABB's FlexPicker pick and place industrial robot.
Stonehenge or bust
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/10/2009   Post a comment
When I was about 20 years old, I was fortunate enough to visit Stonehenge; once you've been there it stays with you...
Huge ESC discounts available now!
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
3/9/2009   Post a comment
Readers can now save 25% on the Embedded Systems Conference. That's a discount of up to $400!
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