Thanks for the memories Blog 4/24/2008 Post a comment It's been three years since the inception of Digital TV DesignLine. Since the beginning, I have been its Site Editor. In that time, I have written and posted hundreds of stories on all aspects of Digital TV, set-top box creation, digital rights management, wireless HD, and a host of topics related to DTV. This is the final Blog.
Security and Privacy Blog 4/24/2008 Post a comment Not a surprise that some think RFID and NFC implementations fail to adequately protect personal or identifiable stored information.
SPICE and all things nice Blog 4/21/2008 Post a comment I have just been updating myself on the current state of play in the analog EDA world. Whilst my efforts may or may not have been worthwhile, time will tell, one consideration struck me; just what made SPICE so enduring and successful?
Analysis: AMD's credibility problem Blog 4/21/2008 1 comment As if Advanced Micro Devices Inc. doesn't have enough problems fending off rival Intel Corp., the semiconductor supplier also must contend with an investment community that is very skeptical about AMD management's current strategy to achieve a much-needed turnaround.
NXP, ST and NFC (Who wins?) Blog 4/15/2008 Post a comment Near-field communications (NFC) is near and dear to NXP's strategic vision. And it's clearly one technology that it wants to keep after (if and when) the JV is formed.
American Airlines Blog 4/12/2008 Post a comment American Airlines canceled more than 3,000 flights this week. The carrier's CEO says it will cost the company millions.
IDMs follow dinosaurs out Blog 4/11/2008 Post a comment For those who wish to follow the delicate issue of outsourced production and its impact on the semiconductor market, here are some comments on how companies are being forced to compete on sales, marketing and design rather than on their ability to manage manufacturing better than rivals.
On the eve of NAB2008 Blog 4/11/2008 Post a comment It's that time of year again for the National Association of Broadcasters to hold their annual trade show in Las Vegas, NV. Billed as the world's largest electronic media show, it runs from April 11, 2008 - April 17, 2008, and will feature more than 1,600 exhibitors. This will be the last NAB Show before the DTV Transition.
An interesting hybrid Blog 4/9/2008 Post a comment The first trial will be on three French national railway TGV trains. Since the trains travel at speeds as fast as 175 mph, this seems like quite an accomplishment.
Commentary: Don't put your e-passport in a microwave oven Blog 4/8/2008 Post a comment It's one thing for a technology reporter to chronicle, step by Orwellian step, the development of RFID and its associated privacy issues for the past several years. It's another thing— exciting, disappointing and troubling—to face all those RFID concerns in reality, in the form of a brand new, Patriot Act-mandated electronic passport.
The DeepChip InFamous Census Blog 4/3/2008 Post a comment John Cooley has published part 1 of his market survey of people on the ESNUG mailing list. The results are interesting, yet not surprising, unless you happen to be mostly stationed on another planet or singularly biased toward your particular EDA employer.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...