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RF4CE vs IR: the next remote-control "battle"?
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6/6/2009   4 comments
IR remote controls have a viable, up-and-coming, RF-based competitor--maybe
Analysis: Intel rides Wind River beyond the PC
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6/4/2009   Post a comment
Intel's acquisition of Wind River is another indicator of the sea change occurring inside the world's biggest semiconductor maker—along with the rise of Linux across all markets.
New Products Announced at E3
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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.
Five Reasons Why Clean Tech will be Bigger Than the Internet?
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
6/2/2009   Post a comment
An interesting find on YouTube with a speech by environmental reporter Marc Gunther discussing the possibilities of growth in clean tech in comparison to the rise of the Internet.
Hollywood and Robots
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
6/2/2009   Post a comment
Robots could never really go that bad, could they?
Is Wave power going to drive new engineering achievements?
Power Management DesignLine Blog  
6/1/2009   1 comment
It is going to be interesting to see whether Google's new real-time communication platform, Google Wave, is going to finally spark some interest in engineers and gain acceptance as a useful development tool.
Extending Battery Life on the iPhone
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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
Opportunities still exist for 16-bit microcontrollers
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
6/1/2009   1 comment
A look at the shift towards using 32-bit MCUs and the cost versus performance with regards to 16-bit and 8-bit MCUs.
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