The Next Big Thing Is The Continuum
Blog 7/31/2015 5 comments
What will come next for us? Internet of Everything, wearables, the smart car, smart home, smart city, 3D printing, quantum computing, robotics, the cloud, Big Data, the maker movement, drones?
Making EDA Exciting Again
Blog 7/31/2015 4 comments
There are still plenty of exciting challenges out there for companies or individuals who are not yet locked into the quarterly revenue drumbeat.
Mythbusters Tests Killer Drones
Engineering Investigations 7/30/2015 Post a comment
See what the team on Discovery Communications' TV series Mythbusters learned when they tested the safety of drones. The results might make you lose your head.
There’s No Shame in ReRAM
Blog 7/29/2015 4 comments
Intel and Micron say they’ve developed a new class of memory technology, but there’s more talk about all of the things 3D XPoint memory might be able to do, and little detail of what it actually is. Speculation is inevitable.
India’s “Missile Man” Passes Away
India Chip Chat 7/27/2015 5 comments
"We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us." Kalam's legacy will continue onward through generations of Indian engineers, scholars and students.
Disruption in Focus at IIT Event
Blog 7/27/2015 1 comment
Tech leaders need to believe in their vision while not ignoring their failures, according to speakers at this year’s Global Leadership Conference organized by alumni of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). Speakers also encouraged attendees to combine technological vision with a focus on giving back to society.
The History of Jitter
Blog 7/27/2015 2 comments
Jitter, that pesky little timing error in high-speed serial links, has a history that longer than billions of unit intervals.
IBM's First Novel PCM Fix
Blog 7/24/2015 2 comments
Keeping phase change memory (PCM) hopes alive at the recent VLSI 2015 in Kyoto were two joint IBM/Macronix papers that explored completely different and very innovative approaches to the solving data retention problems created by drift in multi-level cell (MLC-PCMs).
Friday Quiz: The I²C Bus
Blog 7/24/2015 5 comments
So, you think you know all electrical characteristics of the I²C bus? Then see if you can correctly answer all five questions.
007 Movie Inspires Concept Cars
Engineering Pop Culture! 7/22/2015 10 comments
The new James Bond 007 movie inspires a never-before-seen concept car from Aston Martin, which engages on screen in a car chase against the hybrid Jaguar C-X75 concept supercar.
Powering the Autonomous Car
Blog 7/20/2015 1 comment
The sensors and algorithms of the driverless car get lots of attention, but the equally important power requirements and subsystem remain much more of a mystery.