CD Review: Magnification by YES Blog 9/17/2010 7 comments I only recently became aware that YES have a CD out called Magnification. Some of the tracks sound very much like the original YES (like listening to YES for the very first time), while others...
Has alien life been discovered? Blog 9/16/2010 7 comments A recent thread on the Yahoo How Things Work [HTW] group caught my eye. It seems that there's a chance we (by which I mean humans) may have actually discovered alien life.
Book review: The Creature from Jekyll Island Engineer’s Bookshelf 9/16/2010 18 comments The title of this book by G. Edward Griffin might cause you to think of a horror story along the lines of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." However horrible it is, "The Creature from Jekyll Island is not fiction..
I want to attend the Actel Space forum! Blog 9/15/2010 4 comments I just heard from the guys and gals at Actel that they are going to be holding the American kick-off of their 2010 series of Space Forums on Thursday 2 December at the Four Points Sheraton in Los Angeles, CA.
How do mirrors work? Blog 9/14/2010 7 comments As part of my do-it-yourself Magic Mirror Hobby Project, I've been pondering mirrors in general, and I've come to the startling realization that – at the most fundamental level – I don’t actually know how they work.
The drama continues... Blog 9/14/2010 4 comments It appears that the 100 Gigabit Ethernet family will continue to be a source of technological drama for the industry, with at least two efforts on the IEEE 802.3 horizon likely to provoke industry debate.
ESC Boston: RF highlights RF & Microwave Designline Blog 9/14/2010 1 comment If you are in the Boston area next week (Sept 20 to 23, 2010) or already plan on attending the ESC Boston show, here are some highlights that might appeal to RF and microwave engineers
Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) for FPGA Verification Blog 9/14/2010 1 comment One of the things I think is really rather clever is the cunning Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) FPGA verification and debug solution from GateRocket in the form of their RocketDrive (hardware) and RocketVision (Software).
Best book for FPGA newbies? Blog 9/10/2010 9 comments I know this is a moving target because new books are always leaping onto the scene, but any recommendations you have would be very much appreciated...
Design convergences: approaches on handling the coming tsunami Blog 9/10/2010 Post a comment It is true that designs are going to have to meet the following requirements: increasing levels of integration of analog and digital components on the same silicon substrate, lower power consumption targets (both standby and operational) and higher performance requirements. It is also true that these have to be done within compressed design schedules and with smaller design teams spread out all over the world.
Chris anticipates the climb Blog 9/10/2010 1 comment I have read books on Kili and spoken to people who have both succeeded and failed in reaching the "Summit of Africa." With training, what could possibly go wrong? During the hours and hours of walking/training I have put, in I have considered the above question.
Amazingly funny videos Blog 9/9/2010 1 comment You are going to hate me for this, but I just ran across a really great website that contains some very, very funny videos. It's not my fault if you don’t have the willpower to resist... don’t shoot the messenger...
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments