Exciting times for Digital TV Blog 5/31/2005 Post a comment Well, this is an exciting time for Digital TV, and, of course, our new Digital TV DesignLine. Where do we begin? Everyone said that CRT was dead, but it continues to flourish in both direct-view and rear projection permeations as manufacturers strive to find the lowest price points with entry-level models.
Shift Happens Power DesignLine Blog 5/31/2005 Post a comment The combination of advanced control methods and novel power stage designs will spawn an entire new breed of power supplies that redefine state-of-the-art performance benchmarks.
The organizational side of power management: One engineers perspective Blog 5/24/2005 Post a comment Even with jobs going overseas, the age-old conflict between engineering and marketing has not diminished. In this departure from diodes, MOSFETs and loop currents, Sanjaya looks at the organizational side of power management projects. The vocal, technology-grounded engineer may too often be the unwanted child in a "King's Court," he worries.
FIA, females, and racing Automotive DesignLine Blog 5/19/2005 Post a comment Danica Patrick is the hot new driver at the Indy 500 this year. She's the first woman to qualify so close to the front of the grid.
Two Steps Forward, One Back: Video Electronics and the Blue Ray / HD DVD Blues Blog 5/17/2005 Post a comment It hangs over 2005 like a flashback to the late 70s, threatening to ruin a long-lasting peace: A video format war. True, there have been skirmishes since MiniDV and DVDs were introduced -- remember the old meaning of Divx? But not since VHS vs. Beta has the "main" format been so up for grabs. One big difference though, this time around, is the possibility of a multi-format HD disc drive.
Hold on to your power Power DesignLine Blog 5/16/2005 Post a comment NOAA Space Environment Center says there was an extreme geomagnetic storm that could affect all power systems causing widespread voltage control problems. Really? Did you notice anything?
Reversible Computing ABCs: No Longer Greek to the World? Power DesignLine Blog 5/16/2005 Post a comment Dr. Frank just returned from directing the First International Workshop on Reversible Computing on the beautiful island of Ischia, Italy. Don't know much about Ischia? Let him give you a short lesson. Don't know much about reverisible computing? Here's a few words about it and some links to more. Next week he describes some of the highlights of the conference.
Personal Responsiblity Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 5/14/2005 Post a comment Design engineers have become very nervous the last couple years as offshoring and H-1Bs siphon away U.S. jobs. That's not a foreign concept to those in the industrial control field.
First Blog Entry, should be deleted Blog 5/12/2005 Post a comment This program is designed to query the major search engines and produce a report of the ranking of various pages. Specify your research keywords and the top 25 results are reported for each engine, combined and sorted by what pages appear most often in the top 25. The output from this tool may be analyzed in the Keyword Density Analyzer tool via a provided link.
More companies are plunking down money for analog engineering talent Blog 5/10/2005 Post a comment In case you haven't noticed, Planet Analog uses a wide variety of sources - financial research analysts, in addition to company managers, spokespersons and hands-on bench engineers - to assess where our analog industry is heading. Lately, the indicators are mixed: Never previously has the semiconductor industry shipped more product with less confidence about the future. In this environment, recruitment is a clear indicator of business confidence (or lack of it), but our analog specialist, Gary F
3 to stop Automotive DesignLine Blog 5/10/2005 Post a comment I came away most impressed by another traditional strongpointthe brakes.
Wither Current Mode? Power DesignLine Blog 5/9/2005 Post a comment Don Alfano of Silicon Labs says voltage mode will become more popular as digital power supply control becomes dominant. If you don't think so, or you're not sure, let Don enumerate the reasons why voltage mode has it all over current mode.
Let's stop writing Steve Jobs a blank check for coolness Blog 5/9/2005 Post a comment Shortly after the debut of the Macintosh 20 years ago, a minority of those of us who loved the architecture and user interface were nevertheless exasperated with boosters who tried to paint the executive staff of Apple Computer Inc. as somehow different from those stiff, button-down types at IBM.
Immortal Works 109 Blog 5/9/2005 Post a comment All you innovators who toil in anonymity, here's your opportunity to become instantly famous, courtesy of EE Times.
Somewhere over the rainbow Blog 5/9/2005 Post a comment When I was a kid, broadcast TV was king. We would wait all week for The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday night, and all year for the networks to show The Wizard of Oz again.
Just enough is enough, right? Power DesignLine Blog 5/7/2005 Post a comment Portable applications have become very popular in the last couple years and will continue to gain in popularity. That means portable designs must become more efficient and probably we consumers must get used to the idea that these mighty mites will only have just enough power to get the job done. Are you okay with that?
False alarm Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 5/3/2005 Post a comment Whether you're running a factory, being awakened in a hotel room or perusing a home pregnancy test, there are few things more aggravating than a false alarm. Taking action when an alert is for real is certainly more time consuming and possibly life-changing.
Mr. Bush, tear down this wall Blog 5/2/2005 Post a comment Microsoft chairman Bill Gates got caught up in a media circus last week thanks to a seeming flip-flop over his support for state legislation that would ban discrimination against gays and lesbians.