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Robot with "human-like" vision
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
7/6/2009   1 comment
With robots being outfitted with many different types of sensors, it's not surprising that human researchers are interested in replicating how we perceive the outside world.
Hybrid truckin'
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7/5/2009   Post a comment
Chevy successfully adapts hybrid bus technology to pickup trucks.
What's the status of software-defined radio?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
7/4/2009   1 comment
We keep hearing that SDR is coming soon to widespread applications, but where does it really stand?
Letter to the editor: more support for 8-bit MCUs
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7/3/2009   Post a comment
Another reader response to a question on 8-bit vs. 16-bit vs. 32-bit microcontrollers.
CSwitch shutdown confirmed
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/3/2009   Post a comment
CSwitch President and CEO Doug Laird confirmed that the company halted operations in the last few weeks in an effort to conserve cash as it entered negotiations with potential buyers.
Video: Inside CSwitch headquarters
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/2/2009   1 comment
Tired of being stonewalled by CSwitch executives, Mark LaPedus and I stopped by CSwitch's headquarters Wednesday on a quest for answers. Unfortunately, we didn't get many.
The ESL battle for hearts and minds
Blog  
7/1/2009   1 comment
Things have turned deadly serious this week between two major players in the ESL market, Mentor Graphics and Forte Design Systems.
Opinion: LTX-Credence unlikely to reach ATE medal round
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
There is one company in the automatic test equipment business that reminds me of the Olympic Games. Every four years or so, they announce a new strategy after the previous one fails.
Is CSwitch dead?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/1/2009   Post a comment
FPGA startup CSwitch appears to have closed its doors, according to several industry sources.
DAC votes for power management
Power DesignLine Blog  
7/1/2009   Post a comment
Power management is being taken seriously by the design automation community. Design Automation Conference organizers have released the votes, and "Power Scavenging: Waste Not, Want Not" won as DAC's first "community-driven" DAC Pavilion panel.
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