New Products Announced at E3 Blog 6/3/2009 Post a comment A lot has been happening at E3 this year, especially compared to last year. But how does that tie in with the digital home concept? Simple, in my home video games are a main consideration for how things are set up and the systems I use, especially now that all of the TV shows have run their season finales and I can play games without being interrupted with a request to watch a show even if I should be enjoying the weather a bit more.
What's up with GateRocket? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 6/3/2009 Post a comment A recent blog post by "harrythe ASIC guy" reminded me that it's been more than two years since FPGA verification startup GateRocket emerged. This blog is a call to action for anyone out there familiar with the company's RocketDrive or RocketVision tools. Please share your impressions.
Power managing analog/mixed-signals Power DesignLine Blog 6/3/2009 Post a comment There's nothing "black" about the art of analog/mixed-signal design and how to manage power during a design. Sometimes it's just matter of finding the needed information.
Extending Battery Life on the iPhone Blog 6/1/2009 Post a comment With the more advanced features being implemented in smart phones, the devices are being used for much more than just as a phone. I watch movies, play games, surf the web using WiFi, check e-mail you name it chances are I'm doing it on my phone. But this also means that I have to charge it much more often, usually every night. And that is just from intermittent use throughout the day. The next time I have to travel, while I will be entertained, I don't expect my phone to have any charge left
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