Bebop to the Boolean Boogie EDITION #3 Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/29/2008 Post a comment The only electronics book where you can simultaneously learn about state machines, musical socks, Reed-Muller logic, and the best time of the day to eat smoked fish!
Reading the tea leaves Blog 8/29/2008 1 comment The EDA industry is in the process of changing from focusing mostly on technology leaders to providing support to hte majority of IC designers.
It’s time to vote... Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/28/2008 Post a comment ...on a new tagline for Newnes' engineering books. Here are the top 10 entries, now it's over to you...
iPhone’s insecurity Blog 8/28/2008 Post a comment It seems there's a bit of a flaw in the iPhone that enables easy access to such private information as emails and contacts. 'Lock the device,' you may say. Ah, well, it happens when it is locked.
Handbags and horsepowers Automotive DesignLine Blog 8/28/2008 Post a comment A study has investigated the differences between the genders regarding the car of their dreams. The results are surprising well, somehow.
Okay so this puzzle is easy Blog 8/25/2008 Post a comment I had only one winner for Wireless Words 3 Crossword Puzzle. What happened? Okay so if that one was way to difficult for most of you--except for my winner, David N. Springer--you're at least going to have to show some speed to finish Wireless Words 4 on time to win.
Back to the drawing board Power Management DesignLine Blog 8/25/2008 Post a comment Silver-zinc batteries, which feature a water based chemistry and have the added benefit of being recyclable, may prove a solution in the long-term but it will be several years before they have proven themselves in consumer applications around the globe.
Opinion: The electronic car's the star Blog 8/25/2008 Post a comment In times when the public rages over skyrocketing prices for gasoline and diesel, a segment of the electronics industry hitherto working unseen and disregarded by most users suddenly finds itself in the glare of public interest: automotive electronics.
FCC Chairman continues free broadband wireless push Blog 8/22/2008 2 comments Going back to the 700-Mhz wireless spectrum auction earlier this year, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has made it clear that he views free broadband wireless service as critical to the future of the US. He defines the need for free broadband as a "social obligation." But how often is the access as opposed to a good PC the problem?
Small talk with machines Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 8/20/2008 Post a comment Human machine interfaces (HMIs) enable the interaction of humans with computers, systems and computerised machines. Now innovations in speech control could replace traditional HMIs by enabling talking to the machines.
Laptop case rules will lengthen security waits Blog 8/18/2008 Post a comment New TSA rules may allow encased laptops through airport security. I couldn't visualize a suitable laptop case design when I read that an acceptable case must have a dedicated compartment for the PC, and that the case could have no pockets inside or outside that compartment. It sounded to me as if the rules describe a simple sleeve that certainly wouldn't serve the way my Swiss Army backpack serves.
No Winners? Blog 8/14/2008 Post a comment I think that I've finally stumped you. I have not had one entry for this week's Wireless Words Crossword Puzzle 3. What's up?
Foot prickle and multimedia Automotive DesignLine Blog 8/14/2008 Post a comment Stimulus satiation is a big word too big for some multimedia designers who are working to open up additional bandwidth in our nervous system. There are unused channels into our brains. Be ready to utilize them!
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...