Is Moore's Law Dead? Does It Matter? Blog 7/31/2013 57 comments Does US national security depend on the continuance of Moore's Law, or is innovation that addresses the realities of the technology business opportunity more important to progress and wealth creation?
Ethics in the Workplace Blog 7/29/2013 64 comments Sometimes work can throw you an ethical challenge, and the right and wrong of it are not always black and white. That's when you have to step back and do some non-engineering thinking.
Engineer vs. Hacker Quandary Blog 7/26/2013 46 comments Most hackers could eventually become engineers if they chose to do so, but the reverse – training engineers to become hackers – is next to impossible. Is this true?
Reference Designs, Anyone? Blog 7/24/2013 8 comments Devices are often at a virtual parity with competitive offers. A more complete, intelligently deployable reference design could tip the balance in the selection process.
Samsung Jumps Back to Mali Blog 7/24/2013 5 comments Samsung has designed a six-core Mali GPU into its latest Exynos 5 Octa applications processor. It's a design win for ARM, reinforcing its credibility in the fight against market leader Imagination.
No Kidding, 2G for E-Call Blog 7/23/2013 34 comments Carmakers ain't phone companies. A majority of those "embedded cellular" modems designed for e-call aren't even 3G. They will be 2G, according to an IHS analyst.
Memory Week in Review, 7/23/13 Blog 7/23/2013 1 comment A compendium of activities over the last week, including quarterly financials, new products from Samsung and Toshiba, sTec's big deal, and whether or not flash falls flat.
If Burning Man Came to EDA Blog 7/23/2013 8 comments If you could change something about the EDA or semiconductor industries, what would it be and how would it make things better? How would you incorporate aspects of the Burning Man ethos into high technology?
Prototyping Software: What Do You Do? Blog 7/22/2013 4 comments We could use example code via an evaluation kit as the basis for our design, but then so could everyone else, which means it will be difficult for us to differentiate our design from the competition.
Don’t Forget to Wave at Saturn The Engineering Life - Around the Web 7/19/2013 24 comments Earth will be in the picture when the Cassini deep-space probe images the whole Saturn system as it is backlit by the sun.
No Bull! Blog 7/19/2013 13 comments The Spanish city of Pamplona is famous around the world for the San Fermín festival ("Sanfermines"), which takes place from July 6 to July 14 and features the running of the bulls.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments