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Comment: Knock off the Asian knockoffs
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
Cloning Western products won't advance China's standing in the global technology race; in fact, it's a setback.
Trace exposes the toughest real-time bugs
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9/9/2007   2 comments
New debug tools give unprecedented continuous real-time access to on-chip data.
Amazing 'Hi-Fi' cartoon/illustration from 1950s
Audio DesignLine Blog  
9/9/2007   Post a comment
You won't believe the detail in this 1950's cartoon illustration depicting "hi-fi" of that period.
I sense that simpler is better
Power DesignLine Blog  
9/8/2007   Post a comment
Keep miniaturization in perspective. "Smaller is better" doesn't necessarily apply.
CEDIA 2007 - Day 2
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9/8/2007   Post a comment
Today I continued to wander the Colorado Convention Center at C.E.D.I.A., in hopes of getting some insight into trends and developments. As we all know, LCD TV is now the driving force of the digital TV business, and this is expected to continue for the next several years at the expense of plasma displays and rear projection microdisplays.
Vision's future
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
9/7/2007   Post a comment
Machine vision usage has been exploding in recent years as prices and performance hit levels needed for mass markets. Technical advances are certainly doing their part to keep this trend moving forward.
CEDIA 2007 - Day 1
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9/7/2007   Post a comment
Today, the C.E.D.I.A. Show opened to throngs of dealers, installers and the press. I haven't seen the official registration figures, but as soon as I do I will pass them along. At the same time that C.E.D.I.A. is going on in Denver, IBC (International Broadcast Conference) is going on in Amsterdam.
FPGAs for beginners
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/6/2007   Post a comment
I just heard from Sven in Sweden. It seems that his tutorial "How To Design an FPGA From Scratch" is a runaway success and he's added five more sections!
CEDIA 2007 - Press Day
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
Today was press day at C.E.D.I.A. While it's always hectic, it still doesn't match press day at CES. In total, there were nine press events today, but not all of them affected DTV. My first meeting today was with the HD DVD Promotion Group, who mentioned that there are now more than 300 titles available on HD DVD with more on the way for the volatile 4th quarter.
Xohm to the WiMAX
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9/5/2007   Post a comment
You may have already heard about this but it is news to me. Sprint Nextel is going to call its WiMAX network Xohm.
Why I don't own an iPod
Audio DesignLine Blog  
9/5/2007   Post a comment
No doubt about it - the iPod is a great little portable music player (and more). So why is it that I've never bought one?
Register now for ESC Boston
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
9/5/2007   Post a comment
ESC Boston is less than two weeks away, but there is still time to get a price break through early registration.
A plethora of interesting websites
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/5/2007   Post a comment
There are some crazy things out there, such as a mechanical oscilloscope, home-made "antique" calculators, and an automatic "wake-n-bacon" machine!
DAC: An Independent Technical Program Committee
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
In my blog of August 24, entitled "Vendors not the sole cause of declining DAC attendance", I may have given the impression that two of the three DAC sponsors, namely ACM and the IEEE have direct control over the contents of the Technical Program. I did not mean to imply this.
Nokia controls the world
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
9/4/2007   Post a comment
Nokia has become so big that it can determine which companies become top-tier vendors, and which become also-rans.
Chinese airline to enable in-flight cell service
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
China's Shenzhen will soon be allowing passengers to use their mobile phones in flight.
A rose by any other name ...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/3/2007   Post a comment
Contrary to recent reports, the folks at QuickLogic are NOT "Backing Away From FPGAs" ... they just want to call them by a different moniker!
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