Really fast food Blog 9/30/2005 Post a comment One of the most pressing problems of civilization as we know it is about to be solved by ZigBee technology. Namely, "How do you pay your restaurant bill when the waiter/waitress has gone missing?"
Magma Erupts, Spews Fire Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 9/29/2005 Post a comment
Not since a similar all-out war between Cadence and Avanti, when Cadence employees "borrowed" source code to create Avanti, has a press release contained so much venom.
Latest Greatest Blog 9/29/2005 Post a comment Green Hills supports VxWorks 6; Phoenix becomes Microsoft Windows embedded partner; Sun supports MontaVista Linux.
Ride Along with Mario! Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/28/2005 Post a comment Our in-car video shows Mario Andretti hustling a Porsche GT3 Cup car around California's Infineon Raceway.
Change the world Audio DesignLine Blog 9/27/2005 Post a comment The greatest opportunity for innovation remains in smaller organizations that are trying to change one small part of the world. What do you know that can change the world?
Tech's abandoned institutions Blog 9/26/2005 Post a comment Telcordia vice president Bob Lucky's eulogy for the Bell Labs Holmdel, N.J., facility in the September IEEE Spectrum also bade farewell to the Army's Fort Monmouth Labs.
Introducing DJ iPod Audio DesignLine Blog 9/25/2005 Post a comment Technology changes sometimes have unexpected consequences. I for one had never thought that an iPod would replace a wedding DJ.
Canon Expo and next-generation displays Blog 9/24/2005 Post a comment The company previewed many of its new consumer and business products with the focus, of course, on digital imaging. Canon has a new logo -- 'image ANYWARE.' This obviously refers Canon's prowess in digital cameras, camcorders, and home/office printing capabilities. Going forward, the 'image ANYWARE' will also include display products
Standardizing a wireless future Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 9/23/2005 Post a comment Wireless technology makes a lot of sense in the ever-changing industrial automation field, but it’s going to be a long time coming. That could be a good thing, since it gives standards groups a chance to do everything in their power to make sure that wireless moves into the factory as quickly as possible.
Autumn Leaves Blog 9/20/2005 Post a comment Nokia joins Eclipse; Wind River CEO presents to Bank of America; PC/104 seeks entries for embedded-software award; Microsoft gives Wipro of India Gold Status in embedded partner program.
Mother's Day everyday Blog 9/20/2005 Post a comment The massive annual assault on the PSTN on Mother's Day has something to tell us about trying to cram data, voice and video into IP communications pipes.
C Programmers, Don't Miss Out Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 9/19/2005 Post a comment Does place-and-route, concerns of chip real estate, and issues of timing make your eyes glaze over? It seems you're not alone.
Engineers face more changes Audio DesignLine Blog 9/19/2005 Post a comment Our industry is undergoing yet another sea-change of how we do our engineering jobs. That point was driven home this morning when I read my copy of EE Times. A series of articles not directly related to Audio caught my eye. Not because of their technical content, but because they signal more changes in the engineering profession.
Software daggers Blog 9/16/2005 Post a comment A new word has entered the technology lexicon: bluestabbing. It involves cell phones and, not too surprisingly, Bluetooth.
Robots, not rust Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 9/16/2005 Post a comment The Industrial Midwest’s Rust Belt moniker probably won’t ever die, but that’s about the only part of the industrial heartland that isn’t changing. The factories that brought that derogatory nickname have been upgraded to meet 21st century demands
VoIP is coming! Blog 9/15/2005 Post a comment I can just hear old Paul Revere shouting, "VoIP is coming! VoIP is coming! VoIP is coming!" as myself and a whole bunch of other people descend on Boston for the Fall 2005 VON show.
The world is going 1080p Blog 9/14/2005 Post a comment C.E.D.I.A. opened this past week in Indianapolis, IN, and fostered several themes. The two most important themes were: iPOD connectivity, and displays with resolutions of 1080p. If there ever could be two technologies that are at the opposite ends of the spectrum, it's these two technologies.
One-sided business decisions Audio DesignLine Blog 9/12/2005 Post a comment It’s tempting to dump all responsibility for maintaining flexibility onto software. After all, “it’s only software.” Like many one-sided business/technical decisions, over-reliance on software will cause more problems than it cures.
Doing their part Power DesignLine Blog 9/9/2005 Post a comment Came across an interesting article about a school system that was doing its part to save energy by using more efficient power supplies. This could work, but are there other ways?
How do I use this thing? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 9/7/2005 Post a comment Medical, aerospace, nuclear, human genome, financial and other applications are seeing the inherent value and cost-effective price tag of FPGAs.
A boomermobile Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/7/2005 Post a comment It is not farfetched to see a car that augments a driver's skills that decline with age, allowing independent living.
Crisis in emergency communications Audio DesignLine Blog 9/4/2005 Post a comment Little did I suspect one week ago that I would be writing an audio article prompted by the ravages of hurricane Katrina. I like many others made some very bad assumptions.
News from IFA in Berlin Blog 9/2/2005 Post a comment IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), which is held every two years, has opened this week in Berlin. IFA is the largest Consumer Electronics show or trade fair in the world.
Some kind of miracle? Blog 9/1/2005 Post a comment Okay..I'm sitting here watching coverage of the hurricane relief efforts and people are calling CNN from payphones? From phones in the Ritz-Carlton? And people are blogging from waterlogged buildings. I don't get it.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times