Brand 'X' fireworks Blog 6/29/2005 Post a comment As far as Brand 'X' goes, I have long thought it would only be fair to open up the CATV companies' coax to non-facilities based communications providers.
WiMax sans fil : L’histoire de deux marchés Blog 6/29/2005 Post a comment Le battage industriel autour du WiMax sans fil a fait espérer que des ordinateurs portables capables d’un accès Internet à 70 Mbits/seconde sur des distances supérieures à 30 miles (48 kilomètres) seraient bientôt disponibles.
Digital Theaters, at Last? Blog 6/29/2005 Post a comment After years of being stuck in test market mode, waiting for innovation that's more financial than technological, widespread deployment of digital cinema in movie theaters finally appears to be at hand, thanks to some new alliances.
Standing in line for some juice Power DesignLine Blog 6/29/2005 Post a comment How many portables do you carry? How often do you have to charge them? Likely it's too many times. Come vent with me and even share your thoughts about what to do.
Challenging future engineers Automotive DesignLine Blog 6/28/2005 Post a comment The program tests university teams to come up with technology to reduce energy consumption and emissions in a consumer friendly vehicle.
Time to get serious Blog 6/23/2005 Post a comment I was just reading the news piece on a U.S. Senate panel restoring some government funding for science and technology programs.
Le PDG de Freescale réaffirme son engagement vis-à-vis de PowerPC Blog 6/23/2005 Post a comment Dans son discours inaugural lors du premier Freescale Technology Forum, le 21 juin, Michel Mayer, Président-directeur général de Freescale a rassuré les développeurs quant à l’engagement du fabricant de puces envers le PowerPC. En outre, il a réitéré sa croyance dans la puissance des normes, du secteur grand public, de l’innovation horizontale et de la connectivité intégrée universelle.
New DSP Tricks and Image Processing Blog 6/21/2005 Post a comment While image processing smart enough for cars to drive themselves is still a dream, practical applications of video image processing now enable lane-change safety alert warning systems for automobiles.
Energy Everywhere Power DesignLine Blog 6/21/2005 Post a comment Energy storage technologies are sprouting everywhere; we have batteries of different types, we have fuel cells, super capacitors, and even a something that converts corn and other biomass-derived carbohydrates to a sulfur-free liquid. Think of the possibilities!
Three inches of wit ... Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 6/17/2005 Post a comment One of my favorite sources for quotes happens to be The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, so I thought it appropriate to head for the bookshelf and dust off the volume for the auspicious occasion of the launch of PLDesignLine.
Analog market slows as mobile phones doze Blog 6/15/2005 Post a comment Still wedded to cell phones. We keep wagging a finger at the analog IC industry, but nobody listens. Every time a Nokia pulls back on production, companies like Texas Instruments, National Semiconductor, even Maxim and Linear Technology wind up eating some inventory. Market researcher, iSuppli Corp. is modifying its analog forecasts.
Cheap gas Automotive DesignLine Blog 6/8/2005 Post a comment The cheapest gas is a good deal if you don't spend too much time or miles getting to it.
To ZigBee or not to ZigBee Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 6/8/2005 Post a comment While many sensor makers and ZigBee providers feel that a solid percentage of industrial sensors will soon take advantage of the wireless standard, Bob Heile is not one of them. His opinion counts because as the chairman of the ZigBee Alliance, part of his job is promoting ZigBee.
All tuning stripped out of rear projection CRT TVs Blog 6/3/2005 Post a comment Toshiba product line show, which was held in the outskirts of Albuquerque, NM at the luxurious Hyatt Tamaya resort on May 19th, the company unveiled their first rear projection CRT monitors capable of displaying high-definition TV signals. The set sets in the new Custom SeriesHD Series include no tuning whatsoever, and will reply on the consumer of adding a separate HD Satellite and HD Cable Box.
The last Supercomm Blog 6/3/2005 Post a comment I leave tomorrow for the metropolitan area I grew up in -- Chicagoland. I spent most of my youth in the Northwest suburb of Arlington Heights,
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times