My ASIC+SoC reassessment
Blog 3/28/2013 1 comment
ASIC and SoC have become "buzzwords" as ICs their distinction has morphed and merged over the years--Bill Schweber puts back the meaning.
What were they thinking: A clock
Engineering Investigations 3/22/2013 18 comments
It is amazing what some people consider simple or complex. While time is not the most rational number system and decimal might be easier, this patent has another idea…
Debugging a reactor
Blog 3/21/2013 6 comments
What do a computer and a nuclear reactor have in common? Both were brought down small creatures getting into the works...
Boeing should never say never
Blog 3/20/2013 4 comments
Maybe we'll never see another lithium-ion battery fire on a Boeing jet. But what's angering our readers isn't the results. It's the approach.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – March 20th 2013
Blog 3/20/2013 Post a comment
Accellera, Agilent, ARM, Blue Pearl, CMP, CriticalBlue, Docea, Imec, Global Unichip, Mentor, Newark, Oasys and STMicro made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Workshop on active loudspeaker design
Audio DesignLine Blog 3/19/2013 Post a comment
An upcoming live event/webcast offers the opportunity to learn active loudspeaker design tricks of the trade from a variety of experts in the field, including Peter Eastty and Ian Dennis.
NIST demos quantum MEMS
Blog 3/15/2013 Post a comment
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has demonstrated a MEMS delay-line memory for temporary scratchpad storage in future quantum computers.