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Intuition for signal integrity
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7/29/2009   Post a comment
The design process is a creative process and intuition is the most important skill you rely on first. Once you have a design, then you apply your analysis skills to evaluate the cost-performance tradeoffs.
Managing your aspirations
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7/17/2009   Post a comment
Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean became the fourth man to walk on the moon October 1969. He also happens to be the only artist who paints the lunar surface based on personal observation.
Large power plays
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7/15/2009   Post a comment
There always seems to be enough money to support large programs. Until the programs run out of money to support.
Make engineering fun again
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7/8/2009   Post a comment
"Students are in great position to solve some problems because they are untainted by the knowledge of what can't be done," said Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect in Cairo, Egypt.
DAC votes for power management
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
Power management is being taken seriously by the design automation community. Design Automation Conference organizers have released the votes, and "Power Scavenging: Waste Not, Want Not" won as DAC's first "community-driven" DAC Pavilion panel.


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