Exciting times for Digital TV Blog 5/31/2005 Post a comment Well, this is an exciting time for Digital TV, and, of course, our new Digital TV DesignLine. Where do we begin? Everyone said that CRT was dead, but it continues to flourish in both direct-view and rear projection permeations as manufacturers strive to find the lowest price points with entry-level models.
The organizational side of power management: One engineers perspective Blog 5/24/2005 Post a comment Even with jobs going overseas, the age-old conflict between engineering and marketing has not diminished. In this departure from diodes, MOSFETs and loop currents, Sanjaya looks at the organizational side of power management projects. The vocal, technology-grounded engineer may too often be the unwanted child in a "King's Court," he worries.
Two Steps Forward, One Back: Video Electronics and the Blue Ray / HD DVD Blues Blog 5/17/2005 Post a comment It hangs over 2005 like a flashback to the late 70s, threatening to ruin a long-lasting peace: A video format war. True, there have been skirmishes since MiniDV and DVDs were introduced -- remember the old meaning of Divx? But not since VHS vs. Beta has the "main" format been so up for grabs. One big difference though, this time around, is the possibility of a multi-format HD disc drive.
First Blog Entry, should be deleted Blog 5/12/2005 Post a comment This program is designed to query the major search engines and produce a report of the ranking of various pages. Specify your research keywords and the top 25 results are reported for each engine, combined and sorted by what pages appear most often in the top 25. The output from this tool may be analyzed in the Keyword Density Analyzer tool via a provided link.
More companies are plunking down money for analog engineering talent Blog 5/10/2005 Post a comment In case you haven't noticed, Planet Analog uses a wide variety of sources - financial research analysts, in addition to company managers, spokespersons and hands-on bench engineers - to assess where our analog industry is heading. Lately, the indicators are mixed: Never previously has the semiconductor industry shipped more product with less confidence about the future. In this environment, recruitment is a clear indicator of business confidence (or lack of it), but our analog specialist, Gary F
Let's stop writing Steve Jobs a blank check for coolness Blog 5/9/2005 Post a comment Shortly after the debut of the Macintosh 20 years ago, a minority of those of us who loved the architecture and user interface were nevertheless exasperated with boosters who tried to paint the executive staff of Apple Computer Inc. as somehow different from those stiff, button-down types at IBM.
Somewhere over the rainbow Blog 5/9/2005 Post a comment When I was a kid, broadcast TV was king. We would wait all week for The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday night, and all year for the networks to show The Wizard of Oz again.
Mr. Bush, tear down this wall Blog 5/2/2005 Post a comment Microsoft chairman Bill Gates got caught up in a media circus last week thanks to a seeming flip-flop over his support for state legislation that would ban discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...