Fundamentally Powerful Engineering Pop Culture! 3/30/2012 2 comments Monday is the start of something new and powerful. It is the start of a major experiment within the EDA Designline that could have big ramifications…
The next killer app: Machines that see Blog 3/30/2012 12 comments processor vendors are beginning to focus on embedded vision applications and to tune their processors for such apps, often by incorporating specialized co-processors designed for vision processing.
Forecasting tech's future: How high can we go? Engineering Pop Culture! 3/29/2012 2 comments Forecasting the future of the high tech market is always a tricky undertaking. Customers never want to hear that the industry is going to stall or even contract. Unfortunately, all business markets go through lifecycles. In consumer electronics (CE), there are some products that go through very brief lifecycles before being replaced by another technology, such as personal data assistants (PNDs), and others that have demonstrated extremely long lifecycles, such as set-top boxes (STBs) and TVs.
What were they thinking: Hung Far Low The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/23/2012 9 comments Yes, this is a real name of a restaurant in Portland – the oldest Chinese restaurant in town and the city paid a lot of money to have this sign restored…
Why systems need to get smarter Blog 3/22/2012 7 comments According to market researcher IDC, the amount of digital data that will exist in 2020 will be 50 times greater than current levels. Are we ready for all that data? Better yet, are our systems equipped to manage it?
Bio-trek Blog 3/22/2012 1 comment There are many tools available or being developed today that are reminiscent of the tricorder medical apparatus on Star Trek.
Just call me “Tracker Trucker Max” The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/20/2012 7 comments I can't tell you exactly which flavor my new truck is, but it's a honking great big one with a large extended cab and four doors…
STEM to STEAMD Engineering Pop Culture! 3/20/2012 5 comments Scrapyard Challenge Jr. puts art and design in STEM and makes musical teddy bears...and little children love it.
What can I believe about foods? The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/20/2012 10 comments Who is paying for all of the studies that keep barraging me with information about my health, food items and how I should live my life?
More on digital audio formats: 24/192, iTunes optimized, adaptive Audio DesignLine Blog 3/20/2012 5 comments Some interesting follow-up news items in the wake of Neil Young's recent comments about MP3s and the quality of digital audio include an argument against 24/192 downloads, guidelines for 'mastering for iTunes,' and a new adaptive HD audio format in the works at Apple.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments