The little engine that could - pt. 2
Blog 8/10/2007 Post a comment
Well, this has been an interesting week for HD DVD. Besides Toshiba introducing three new players, Onkyo USA has finally launched its first model. What's significant here is the Onkyo is the first audio-only brand. So, contrary to what the Blu-ray Disc Association might tell you, HD DVD is not dead. I'm reminded of Mark Twain's famous quote, "the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
More mega-cool USB-based "stuff"
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/9/2007 Post a comment
There are so many USB-based products out there that my head is starting to spin; some of these little rascals are way over the top, but every now and then...
Antennas " the ultimate mystery?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 8/8/2007 1 comment
My first experience with antennas for microwaves and RF systems came more than 12 years ago as I interviewed the CEO of a major antenna manufacturer. Seems like visitors to RF DesignLine have the same sort of fascination and sense of wonder on the subject of antennas.
New Mobile Broadband SIG
Blog 8/8/2007 Post a comment
On Tuesday, August 21st, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, there will be a WCA General Session: Mobile Broadband--Analyzing the Mobile Handset Value Chain.
Audio amp design: Do you tube?
Audio DesignLine Blog 8/7/2007 Post a comment
Vacuum tubes had been relegated to the history books by the time I studied engineering. Had it not been for my interest in audio - and high-end audio in particular - I might never have experienced the fascinating world of tube audio design.
Microchip launches chip Wiki
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/6/2007 Post a comment
New site allows engineers, students, and professors to collaborate online and share information on semiconductor products, applications, and best practices.
The gloomy future of plasma
Blog 8/3/2007 Post a comment
2007 has been an interesting year for plasma displays. On the one hand, we are finally seeing models with 1080p (1920x1080) resolution come to market in 50-in. and above screen sizes. On the other hand, we are seeing tremendous price drops in models with screen resolutions of 720p (1365x768). On top of that, when going head-to-head with LCD TVs with the same features (and possibility the same price), plasma can easily loose out.
SDR on fire?
Blog 8/1/2007 Post a comment
The study, which was commissioned by the SDR Forum industry association, cites sources that think as many as 11 radios may be integrated in future cell phones.