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3-D at Super Bowl and Monday movie requires supermarket visit
1/30/2009   Post a comment
One has to wonder whether reverting back to the old trick of using different colors for each eye will do more to sour consumers on the 3-D experience.
Albrecht Heads Media Relations For Search Engine
1/29/2009   Post a comment
Privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht to head lxquick.com U.S. media relations.
Apple successes, aspirations, and boasts
1/27/2009   Post a comment
Apple sales shine through gloomy tech economy, but can they make the transition to internally developed chips?
Counterpoint: Is Moore's Law really the industry's misfortune?
1/27/2009   11 comments
Too much of a good thing can constrain designers to a single path.
STB synergy: Kudos to Dish
1/26/2009   Post a comment
A new level of STB synergy was unveiled recently, as EchoStar's acquisition of Slingbox reached fruition.
Why attend ESC SV 2009?
1/26/2009   Post a comment
It's not just because this event is in my back yard that I'm excited about attending this year's Embedded Systems Conference in Silicon Valley (March 29 through April 3). The lineup of keynotes and events speak to the challenging conditions that exist this year.
Comment: Obama -- new beginning or mythic figure?
1/26/2009   Post a comment
President Barack Obama talked about service, sacrifice, accountability and responsibility last week in the cold and the sunshine on the Mall in Washington. Faced with epic challenges, can he succeed?
Blue Pearl pathfinder
1/23/2009   2 comments
A scenario where independent EDA Professional Engineers do most of the development work for IC and system companies.
Analysis: 'Unique' recession dogged by complex responses
1/22/2009   Post a comment
As electronics sales plummet and companies dust off survival strategies, it's fast dawning on high-tech market executives and especially those in the semiconductor segment that the industry is confronting a downturn like no other.
Encore for Microsoft in European mobile browser wars
1/20/2009   Post a comment
Norwegian mobile software browser specialist Opera Software has welcomed the European Commission's statement last week that Microsoft has broken European competition law by including Internet Explorer with Windows. Now there is a surprise.
Commentary: Digital radio needs makeover
1/20/2009   Post a comment
Component suppliers and radio makers have welcomed the U.K.’s Digital Radio Working Group report on how to promote DAB technology, released just as the lights were going out in most offices before a holiday break that they hoped would boost sales of digital radios.
An EDA status report
1/19/2009   Post a comment
Changes in the EDA industry reflect the grim present described at the EDAC CEO Forecast event.
BOARDS: AXIOMTEK launches ultra low power fanless touch panel computer
1/16/2009   Post a comment
BOARDS: AXIOMTEK launches ultra low power fanless touch panel computer
Comment: I want my DTV, now!
1/16/2009   7 comments
No more delay. Let's get on with the switch from analog to digital TV.
Cheap Bluetooth?
1/14/2009   Post a comment
According to IMS Research, lower-tier handsets will be the recipients of Bluetooth ICs from now through 2013 as average selling prices fall more than 40% over that period.
Reflections on CES 2009: 3-D galore, The Beach's end, and Gibson blues
1/14/2009   Post a comment
My favorite demo at CES 2009 was at the LG booth, showing two similar-sized 3-D TVs based on two different technologies.
Analog Profile: Colin Lyden
1/13/2009   Post a comment
As part of the 'Analog Profiles' series in which we dig a little deeper into the backgrounds of the people shaping the analog sector, ADLE interviews Colin Lyden, Engineering Director at Analog Devices Ireland.
COMMENTARY: Expanding efficiency with rapid prototyping
1/13/2009   1 comment
Rapid prototyping, as part of a single, unified design solution, provides an accountable and flexible process for determining the viability of a final design prior to production.
Comment: One Laptop Per Child hit by competitive reality
1/8/2009   Post a comment
The One Laptop Per Child project appears to have been outpaced by market-driven netbooks.
Comment: CES Presents 'The Giant Horny Gorilla from the 3-D Lagoon'
1/8/2009   Post a comment
A commentary on the promotion of 3-D video at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, featuring a panoramic glimpse at the history of 3-D movies and a skeptical suggestion that 3-D in its new incarnation might be just a costly exercise in planned obsolescence.
CES: There may be an upside to the slowdown
1/7/2009   Post a comment
For an industry that thrives on ever-increasing innovation, there may be an upside to the slowdown
CES 2009 road diary
1/7/2009   Post a comment
On the way to CES headlines about TV Guide and DTV "coupons" grab my eyes.
PS3 Blu-ray advantage will disappear
1/6/2009   Post a comment
Sony would be far better off had they not fought the Blu-ray battle. Had Sony agreed to support HD-DVD, then Sony and the other major players would have had at least two extra years of selling players and content before streaming video became viable.
Samsung goes REALLY thin
1/5/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics just unveiled what it claims is the world's thinnest LCD TV. At only .26 inches thick, it's slimmer than almost any handset we use.
EDA Consortium to hold annual forecast event
1/3/2009   Post a comment
EDAC annual CEO forecast to be held January 14.
My favorite present--Video
1/1/2009   Post a comment
One of my favorite presents this season was the one I bought for myself (I think I'm safe--my family rarely reads my blogs.

As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.

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