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Power-saving processor strategy is a tough call
Power DesignLine Blog  
5/29/2010   1 comment
The obvious solution may not be the best, but the analysis is also tricky
Power-saving processor strategy is a tough call
Power DesignLine Blog  
5/28/2010   Post a comment
The obvious solution may not be the best, but the analysis is also tricky
Comment: Laser or Lady Gaga, what's our priority?
5/27/2010   4 comments
May 2010 was the 50th anniversary of the first demonstrated laser, but it is milestone that passed pretty much unmentioned in the general media.
Do wireless bike speedometers have a standard?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
5/27/2010   5 comments
Is there any information out there on the format, frequency, and more?
Doing Moore with less
5/27/2010   Post a comment
For years, Numetrics has helped leading semiconductor R&D groups improve their development productivity. Today, it is launching a free trial product for EE Times readers that showcases some of the capability those R&D organizations use before they start their design projects.
New loss measurement requirement coming for circuit board fab shops
5/27/2010   1 comment
Today's digital signals are too fast to be without PCB loss measurements.
Two ways to learn and share ideas
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
5/26/2010   Post a comment
Check out MEMS symposium at The Sensors Expo on June 7th in Rosemont, IL. Also, here's an opportunity to show and tell your team's industrial control projects.
Opinion: Microsoft needs a K
5/26/2010   3 comments
Unexplained in the restructuring of Microsoft's consumer division is where it will get the new blood to replace J Allard at a time when the consumer device sector is exploding with creative ideas and the Windows giant has been playing catch up.
Student Entrepreneur: Overture and beginners
5/26/2010   4 comments
My name is Simon Barker and I am an electronics entrepreneur. Or at least I want to be.
Help Erach Desai's daughter
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
5/25/2010   Post a comment
Erach Desai, a longtime analyst in the EDA and semiconductor community, is facing his worst nightmare. His 16-year-old daughter, Jacqueline, has been diagnosed with stage IV osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. They could use a helping hand.
Pneumatic Potato Slicer
5/25/2010   Post a comment
Brett Raub pops out reams of french fries and impresses neighbors with his air-powered slicing machine
Think outside the chip: MEMS-based systems solutions
5/25/2010   Post a comment
Come to ESC Chicago to learn more about embedded systems plus sensors.
Software MUST be safe and secure
5/24/2010   1 comment
Someone needs to be held accountable when things go wrong in the software.
There's simulation, and then there's simulation
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
5/21/2010   4 comments
Don’t confuse model-based simulation with real-world simulation-based testing.
Clever mechanical design enables energy-saving bulb control
Power DesignLine Blog  
5/21/2010   1 comment
It takes more than circuitry and software to make a viable photosensitive bulb control
Test your hearing (and other audio skills) online
Audio DesignLine Blog  
5/19/2010   Post a comment
Test your hearing ability - including frequency response, ability to hear/understand speech over ambient noise, and tone deafness - with these online tests.
Virtual conference covers the design of medical systems
5/19/2010   Post a comment
Designing medical systems can be a mystery, but it doesn't have to be.
EVs sound good but electricity still has its cost
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
5/18/2010   7 comments
I want clean air and energy independence as much as anyone. I’m just not sure all-electric vehicles are the way to achieve it.
Current thoughts on custom IC design
5/18/2010   2 comments
After 35 plus years of being in the semiconductor business, custom IC design still is an extremely interesting challenge.
How about hydraulic wind turbines?
Power DesignLine Blog  
5/15/2010   4 comments
This interesting alternative design offers advantages but also has drawbacks
Toyota Braking Problem Investigation
Engineering Investigations  
5/13/2010   8 comments
A Toyota Prius owner investigates the "brake pause" problem and learns about road discontinuities
Why engineers hate twitter
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/13/2010   42 comments
Why are so many engineers really, we mean really, down on Twitter?
Design Rivers: Radical innovation
5/12/2010   1 comment
A panel of design experts tackles the issue of radical innovation and how to balance innovation against market pressures.
MEMS becoming serious business
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
5/12/2010   1 comment
A flurry of activity by MEMS companies indicates micro-electromechanical systems appear to be taking off for sure.
Feature creep impairs remote control functionality
Engineering Investigations  
5/12/2010   Post a comment
Engineers learn a lesson about feature creep when a remote control fails
Securing the smart grid
5/10/2010   1 comment
Despite the dire warnings that the emerging U.S. smart grid might be too smart for anyone's good, the folks working on the buildout of a new American power grid insist that they have network security issues in hand.
Life, attachments and how to smash a CRT
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
5/7/2010   6 comments
It’s funny how you never realize how much something has woven itself into the fabric of your life until you sit down and try and figure out the best way to smash it to smithereens.
Look close to get the big picture
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
5/7/2010   Post a comment
The twists and turns in M/A-Com's corporate story reflect an industry moving in many directions at once.
New Power Technologies Set to Improve Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
5/7/2010   Post a comment
Increases in power demand, costs, require strategies & tactics to reduce consumption, promote environmental responsibility
Why the electronics industry needs 3-D technology
5/6/2010   Post a comment
Why 3D extraction? It all comes down to the need to create, from the layout view, a more precise electrical circuit model, which when simulated gives the designer performance characteristics such as timing, power and noise, as well as other important parameters like gain, bandwidth and reliability.
Generalisimo Francisco Franco is still dead - and so is Vinyl
Audio DesignLine Blog  
5/5/2010   1 comment
Music shipment data is out for 2009, and a graph of that data helps put the popularity of the various formats - i.e., digital downloads, CD and vinyl LP - into perspective.

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