The patron saint of engineers Blog 4/28/2011 14 comments If any profession needs a good word with the Big Boss, it is engineering. Slowly bled and eventually tossed aside, the long-suffering members of this profession exemplify self-sacrifice and virtue. But, where are the patron saints of engineering?
How Green Is Your MCU? Blog 4/27/2011 3 comments With energy efficient, ‘green’ designs devices being all the rage, embedded developers need to be asking semiconductor vendors, “How green is your MCU?” (OK, so it’s black. Work with me here.)
Analysis: Why ARM-AMD makes sense Blog 4/27/2011 28 comments With many-core processing leveling the playing field for microprocessor makers this would be a good time for AMD to focus on system-level issues impacting its processor ICs and let ARM do the heavy lifting in terms of architecture, argues Peter Clarke
Multicore: coming to a screen near you? Blog 4/20/2011 Post a comment New programming tools are needed to analyze and partition applications to take advantage of the many multicore systems already shipping into the marketplace, and to harvest their available computing capacity.
Cisco turns the Flip into a Flop Blog 4/14/2011 5 comments I cannot believe it. Just two years after Cisco bought the startup company that created the Flip Video – the most popular video camera in America – they’ve decided to kill it as a product.
EuMW: Call for papers Blog 4/14/2011 2 comments If you are planning to exhibit at European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2011 in Manchester, UK this October, consider making an applications presentation as part of the Microwave Application Seminars (MicroApps)
Preventing innovation erosion Blog 4/13/2011 8 comments A common problem faced by companies is "innovation erosion"—the gradual reduction in the level of innovation of a product as it makes it way through the development cycle.
The incredible shrinking Max Blog 4/13/2011 7 comments I always wondered what it would be like to be six inches tall. I just saw a site that creates custom figurines. These look really tasty – I think it would be mega-cool to have a mini-me on my desk…
Using RFID for good Blog 4/5/2011 6 comments So many times, the RFID story is tracking inventory, improving sales, keeping track of a cow's milk production, reducing costs, etc. While all of these are interesting applications, this seems like a really "good" use of technology.
New advances in remote embedded systems Blog 4/4/2011 Post a comment A blog post over at the Intel Embedded Community site looks at some examples of how the security and performance requirements of multiple remote embedded devices - such as point-of-sale terminals, intelligent kiosks, digital signage, medical appliances, and gaming platforms - are being addressed.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 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 ...