An RFID Fish Story RF & Microwave Designline Blog 5/30/2007 Post a comment With the exception of my brother, Mr. Wildlife, I don't know anyone who can stand in front of an aquarium exhibit and answer the countless questions of curious children, "which one is that? And that? And that?..." as I look around wildly for some color chart or, worse, a silhouette.
Be a Verizon Action Hero Blog 5/23/2007 Post a comment Week after week, I have fun reading PLDesignLine's blog. Max never seems to fail to deliver really cool and fun stuff to do. So, hereI think this just might beat all (and even you Max):
WiMAX plugfest Blog 5/23/2007 Post a comment Interoperability testing in France last week is a clear indication that WiMAX is gaining traction.
Mitsubishi launches all 1080p display line for 2007 Blog 5/21/2007 Post a comment Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. has launched a total of 17 new 1080p HDTVs for 2007. It is the only display manufacture to offer a 1080p only line of HDTVs. The manufacturer notes that all of these new fully featured 1080p DLP and LCD HDTVs are designed, engineered and built in North America.
This is a little sad Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 5/18/2007 Post a comment A new craze sweeping Japan, in which folk spend hours isolated in Media immersion Pods, leaves me feeling a little blue.
Good news, bad news on DRM Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 5/18/2007 Post a comment DRM problems are still preventing digital media markets from taking off, but recent news suggests that things may be about to change.
Are you using assembly language? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 5/16/2007 Post a comment If you have a moment, I would love to hear your views on the pros, cons, need for, and use of assembly language in today's design environments and products.
The power of 14 Blog 5/15/2007 Post a comment Nevermind the challenges of a continued push to overseas manufacturing and design. The emerging issue, really, is design-for-14-year-old. It's whimsical, short-lived and really, really low-cost. And our industry is not even close to being ready to deal with it.
The wrooom in EDA Blog 5/15/2007 Post a comment When DAC chose automotive electronics for this year's theme a few brows were raised. But the facts vindicate the executive Committee choice. Electronic subsystems are everywhere you look in your car.
Applications aspects to rule chip design, Cadence says Blog 5/15/2007 Post a comment Applications expertise will become the differentiating factor in chip design, predicted Mike Fister, CEO of EDA software provider Cadence during the keynote speech to the company's in-house exhibition CDN Live. This applications expertise is what presently promotes European chip companies to play in the world's first league.
One phone to rule them all RF & Microwave Designline Blog 5/15/2007 Post a comment It seems that the path to the single phone is to combine cellular service and WiFi. I'm wondering, what's the real buzz, do they work well?
Let's rescale IC fab for desktop Blog 5/14/2007 Post a comment We live in a world of miniaturization and personal power. From desktop publishing and printing in the 1970s, we've gone to individual cell phones, to your own portable music library via MP3 players and to desktop audio and video editing, to cite just a few.
How to survive the coming CE price wars Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 5/14/2007 Post a comment Market researchers and CEOs are both predicting price wars in consumer electronics. Here's how to choose a processor platform that will give you an advantage in the battle.
I cannot wait! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 5/12/2007 Post a comment As a pre-birthday treat to myself, I have the coolest thing on order - a special skateboard that handles like a snowboard... but on asphalt.
Pioneer launches new 1080p plasma HDTVs for 2007 Blog 5/10/2007 Post a comment With ten years experience delivering flat panel televisions to the U.S. market, Pioneer continually looks to develop display technology that creates an emotional impact for the viewer with unrivaled picture quality. Pioneer Electronics came to New York City this week (May 9, 2007) to launch their new plasma display products for 2007.
EU beats the U.S. in environmental policies SmartEnergy Designline Blog 5/10/2007 Post a comment When it comes to environmental policies, there is no doubt that the European Union is light years ahead of the United States. But of course, EU member states don't have to deal with an administration that only now grudgingly acknowledges the possibility of global warming or the need to embrace recycling or other environmental laws at the federal level. My personal opinion aside, the EU's recently released annual environment policy review speaks for itself.
Lost in translation Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 5/10/2007 Post a comment One of the biggest challenges in manufacturing is to faithfully reproduce the products that engineers and marketers want.
Size does matter! Blog 5/10/2007 Post a comment A recent study performed at the University of Minnesota reveals that the height of the ceiling may affect one's problem-solving skills and behavior.
Wow, that's fast Blog 5/9/2007 Post a comment Today, Comcast unveiled a cable technology called channel bonding that allows a data download speed of 150 megabits pre second--25x faster than today's cable modems.
Patent reform: Is this the year? Blog 5/8/2007 Post a comment Many people are optimistic that 2007 will be the year of patent reform. And the prospects do look favorable, with identical bills being introduced into the House (H.R. 1908) and Senate (S.1145) and associated bipartisan support.
Average engineers need not apply Blog 5/8/2007 Post a comment Some EDA tools are too complex for average engineers to use due to the complexities of leading edge semiconductors fabrication processes. Vendors need to adapt their business strategies to this new market environment.
My Mom the Radio Star Max MaxfieldPost a comment I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...