Shameless plug Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 5/27/2009 Post a comment This is just a note to encourage anyone who hasn't checked out Max Maxfield's Fundamentals of Mixed-Signal FPGAs course to do so without delay.
The design debate: Art versus science Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 5/20/2009 4 comments Ask a chip designer if the work he or she does is an art or a science and you will more than likely hear the former. But Naveed Sherwani, the outspoken president and CEO of fabless ASIC vendor Open-Silicon, takes issue with that.
What does software firm want with MathStar? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 5/13/2009 Post a comment Why is PureChoice Inc., a vendor of building-performance reporting software, trying to buy MathStar for around $9.5 million? And why hasn't the defunct programmable logic vendor's board responded?
Patent strike? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 5/6/2009 Post a comment In case you've missed it, there has been a fascinating exchange about the broken U.S. patent system taking place on the pages of EE Times over the past couple weeks.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.