CEDIA 2007 - Day 2 Blog 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 Blog 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 Blog 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 Blog 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?
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 Blog 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.
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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