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Has anyone heard about Magnetic Logic from the days of yore?
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3/31/2006   Post a comment
Emails are flooding in with all sorts of suggestions for my "Heath Robinson Rube Goldberg Computer" project, including using Magnetic Logic.
FPGAs for critical data traffic management
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
This scalable tripl-play data traffic management solution can provide high-performance throughput support from 50 Mbps to 10+ Gbps!
Heath Robinson Rube Goldberg Computer
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3/27/2006   Post a comment
Do you recall the American cartoonist and illustrator Rube Goldberg and his English counterpart Heath Robinson?
The thin man is squeaking!
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3/24/2006   Post a comment
The Multicore Expo is over, and - if nothing else - I now know that there's a lot more things I don’t know anything about!
Which way to turn?
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3/23/2006   Post a comment
It's day 3 of the Multicore Expo, and there are so many papers and tracks that it's difficult to know where to go and what to see!
3000-plus FPGA-to-ASIC Conversions
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
AMI Semiconductor (AMIS) have more than 3000 FPGA-to-ASIC conversions to their credit. Wow!
Real men multi-task
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
Part 4 of Max's epic trek through the wonders and delights of the Multicore Expo 2006 (in which we're poised to start day 2).
IMEC are involved in some mega-cool stuff
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
Part 3 of Max's epic voyage of discovery at Multicore Expo 2006 (in which we go to lunch).
Things are rolling at the Multicore Expo!
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
Part 2 of an ongoing account of Max's epic voyage of discovery at Multicore Expo 2006 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Time flies when you're having fun...
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
Stardate = 6:00 am PST, Location = Hotel in StanaClara, Mission = Finish working, eat breakfast, and race over to the Multicore Expo.
I'm off to see the wizard...
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3/20/2006   Post a comment
As I pen these words, I'm poised to close down my computer and board a plane to fly out to the Multicore Expo in Santa Clara.
The Multicore Expo Draws Nigh!
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3/16/2006   Post a comment
My excitement is mounting, because the Multicore Expo 2006 (where I'm going to be hosting a "Birds of a Feather Get Together" meeting) is just next week!
Know any good books?
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3/14/2006   Post a comment
I'm looking for suggestions for books on design, programming, languages ... anything suitable for beginners. Do you have any recommendations?
Throwing someone off a tower for science!
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3/13/2006   Post a comment
Have you ever had a stressful experience when everything seemed to go into slow motion? Was this the brain in overdrive or a fake recollection?
Siloti from Novas: what a great idea!
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3/10/2006   Post a comment
On the off-chance you aren't up to date; let me briefly summarize the key concepts behind this cunning little rapscallion.
Will I see you at the Multicore Expo?
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3/7/2006   Post a comment
I'm all aquiver with excitement, because I'm going to be hosting a "Birds of a Feather Get Together" at the Multicore Expo 2006.
Why is grass green and tomatoes red?
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3/6/2006   Post a comment
It turns out that much if what we learned at school with regard to color vision was wrong. For example, we do NOT have red, green, and blue color receptors in our eyes!
Spiral FPGA architectures?
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3/1/2006   Post a comment
Could the structures of a volcanic dome and a revolutionary new cooling fan be harbingers of future FPGA architectures?


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