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Speeding debug of FPGA-based systems using mixed-signal oscilloscopes
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Forthcoming live webinar shows how to dramatically accelerate the debug of FPGA-based Systems using mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs).
The teen who invented television
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
In the summer of 1921, a 15-year old Idaho farm boy came up with an idea for how to make a truly electronic television system.
Logic designer reports seeing black-and-white schematics in color!
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Also, new research shows that synesthetic colors are perceived in a realistic way, just as synesthetes report!
Great balls of fire -- a marble-based computing machine!
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
This is so simple and yet so very, very clever -- I wonder how far someone could take this concept (if anyone had the time).
Yet another Gray code conundrum
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7/19/2007   Post a comment
A reader has posed a new conundrum pertaining to Gray codes, and I must admit that this one has given me pause for thought.
50% off hundreds of great engineering books!
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7/13/2007   Post a comment
I just heard about a great deal; 50% off 100s of engineering titles from Elsevier, Academic Press, Butterworth Heinemann, and Newnes (but only until the end of July).
Wow, a USB-based ultrasound probe!
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7/12/2007   Post a comment
Would you believe that everything you need to implement a state-of-the-art ultrasound probe can be run from the scant five volts trickling through a USB cable?
Magic Wheel looks mega-cool
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7/11/2007   Post a comment
This definitely comes under "The-Kids-Will-Want-One" heading. Consisting of a really big wheel and a smaller wheel, this is sort of a cross between a unicycle and a skateboard.
USB-based devices are taking over the world!
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7/10/2007   Post a comment
Would you believe a USB desk-top digital microscope, USB-based virtual girl and boy friends, and much, much more...
Would you believe a 10 cm x 10 cm die (silicon chip)?
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7/6/2007   Post a comment
In answer to a previous question about the largest die out there, I just received a rather interesting email...
What's the actual size of an individual transistor?
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7/4/2007   Post a comment
Remembering, of course, that a digital/FET transistor is formed from a number of different structures, such as the gate, source, and drain diffusion areas, etc.
Live video of iPhone tear-down
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7/2/2007   Post a comment
Team waits in line 12 hours to purchase just-released Apple iPhone, then they tear it down to see what's inside and what makes it "tick".


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