Are FPGA tools dumb?
Blog 9/7/2010 4 comments
In a recent discussion about the necessary differences between tools for ASIC developers as compared to the needs of FPGA users, one expert called it 'a dumbing down,' but guest blogger Brian Bailey says 'that is just wrong.'
RFID Europe stokes momentum
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 9/6/2010 1 comment
So, now that RFID is packed into US passports and the Chinese ID card, what new high-volume applications are next?
DAC attendees reinforce need for industry events
Blog 9/3/2010 3 comments
If exhibitors are looking ahead to DAC 2011, they are likely wondering how to connect better with designers and understand how they can better help them. At Magma, we decided the best approach was to ask them, and what we learned in our post-DAC survey of attendees will (we hope) serve as a useful guide to planning. We’ll share what we learned –– well, some of what we learned.
SD goes high speed
Memory Designline Blog 9/3/2010 Post a comment
I just heard some interesting news out of the SD Association. What will be the impact of their new dual-row pin design for SD cards?
Book Review: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
Engineer’s Bookshelf 9/2/2010 11 comments
This little scamp is jam-packed with interesting nuggets of knowledge and tidbits of trivia about the periodic table and the elements it represents – it's way more interesting than I would ever have imagined.
Man pays bill with drawing of spider
Blog 9/1/2010 2 comments
I just discovered a really interesting website; the first story to tickle my fancy was about an Internet prankster who attempted to pay a bill with a drawing of a spider.