How to get ahead Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 8/28/2006 Post a comment The typical DSP engineer is unlikely to rise past the level of senior engineer. Find out why, and learn how to climb higher on the corporate ladder.
Wheels within wheels! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/28/2006 Post a comment I've just been introduced to a company that creates the most amazingly intricate motor cycle wheels - you really have to see these little rapscallions to believe them!
TiVo: Bully of DVR design? Blog 8/24/2006 Post a comment TiVo threatens to really put the nail in the coffin of any future DVR innovation. Isn't the ability to simultaneously record and play on a hard disk really a generic capability of any DVR?
Last of a species Audio DesignLine Blog 8/24/2006 Post a comment There's a lot of similarities between the Shakers of the 1940s and engineering today in the US. History can be a great teacher. Too bad we're deaf to its lessons.
You go, Qwest Blog 8/23/2006 Post a comment In a world where every time I turn around I hear, 'There should be a law against...' Qwest's stance on whether or not legislation is required to keep subscriber data for a year is refreshing.
LCD Displays, Blu-ray, and HDMI 1.3, oh my! Blog 8/23/2006 Post a comment With August winding down and Labor Day only a couple of weeks away, there's not a lot of news on the Digital TV front right now. Obviously, this will pick-up in mid-September at C.E.D.I.A. as we hear more about Blu-ray Disc, 1080p plasma displays, and version 1.3 of HDMI. Right now, however, much of the news seems to be centered on LCD displays.
Big boys like big toys! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/22/2006 Post a comment Are you looking for an inflatable referee's costume, a water bomb-launching sling, or something warm to cuddle up in bed with? Well, look no further...
I do not enjoy doing this Blog 8/21/2006 Post a comment Cadence's decision to exclude its major competitors from CDNLive! continues its bewildering behavior that ignores functioning traditions in the EDA industry
The 21st century Lucky Strike Blog 8/21/2006 Post a comment When I observe standard mobile-phone behavior among the natives of most Western nations--from France to Italy to the U.S.A.--I can't help but think of arctic wolves prowling the tundra, peeing on shrubs.
Prepare for Failure Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 8/21/2006 Post a comment Watching a project die is never fun. But if you plan ahead, you can turn a failed design into a springboard for new successes.
What an amazing optical illusion! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/18/2006 Post a comment I've just been exposed to a rather cunning optical illusion in which a black-and-white image appears to be in full color; you can check it out for yourself!
Look at what NFC does for diabetes Blog 8/16/2006 Post a comment Cambridge Consultants unveiled an innovative medical device concept for managing diabetes that uses NFC, the close-proximity wireless communications standard, to integrate glucometers and insulin pumps.
A future of 3D viewing Blog 8/16/2006 1 comment I had an interesting meeting this week with the Philips 3D Solutions group. Ever since I was a kid, 3D has held a certain fascination for me. I remember seeing "The House of Wax" in 1953 with Vincent Price. From that day onwards, 3D has always stuck with me.
Right to repair? Automotive DesignLine Blog 8/15/2006 Post a comment Have today's cars become so electronically complex that only factory trained technicians at dealerships should repair them?
Factories to the rescue Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 8/15/2006 Post a comment Maybe it's time for factory automation managers and designers to start helping the cell phones and Internet services industries improve their quality.
The return of 'Digital Journal Online' Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/14/2006 Post a comment My old chum Bijan Tehrani (film maker extraordinaire) has just launched a film-related website featuring news and events, interviews and reviews, and all sorts of other content.
Q2 was good to Moto Blog 8/14/2006 Post a comment Motorola shipped an industry-leading 5.8 million mobile handsets more than the previous quarter, putting the company in second place overall.
Engineering for fun and profit Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 8/14/2006 Post a comment There is a wide-spread belief that stock options motivate innovation. Personally, I question this idea. In fact, stock options can be a bad thing.
The 25 greatest PCs of all time Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/11/2006 Post a comment A friend just pointed me at a very interesting article that wades through reams of history to pick the top 25 PCs of all time (plus a lot of "runner-ups").
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.
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