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Crossword Champs
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Wireless Words #2 has three winners--and I thought I made it too tough. Just wait for the next one.
3-chip vs. 1 image sensor
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Why high-end pro video cameras continue to use three image sensors, while pro-quality DSCs use a single high-megapixel sensor.
Too Difficult?
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
I must have made the crossword puzzle too difficult this time. Unlike last week when people seemed to jump on it, well, I guess you're still working on it?
New Crossword Puzzle--Wireless Words #2
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Ta da. Here we go, this week's Wireless Words #2--the Crossword Puzzle you've been waiting for.
Commentary: The creative computer
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
In an issue of the French magazine La Nature dated June 7, 1890, I found an article about a competition for the design of a tower for the Paris World Exhibition in 1889.
Commentary: This just in--Crisis mongering reaches crisis proportions!
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Maybe it's just my imagination, but it seems as if both the number and intensity of proclaimed "imminent" or "looming" crisis warnings are rising.
Wireless network supports uncompressed video in a compressed world
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7/24/2008   13 comments
According to a spate of news stories this week, major players in the digital-home-entertainment segment have yet again found a technology that the group thinks can move HDTV video around the home -- wirelessly. The heavyweight supporters include Sharp, Hitachi, Motorola, Samsung, and Sony. And I'm about to tell you why the concept is fatally flawed.
We Have Crossword Puzzle Winners
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Thanks to all who played the first crossword puzzle (Wireless Words) ever to appear on Mobile Handset DesignLine. The first three to have all of the answers correct are:
Pass the Popcorn--it's the Nokia and Qualcomm show
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
Beginning July 23, the bitter feud between Nokia and Qualcomm will come to an office (or living room) near you.
Correction
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
Thanks to Buster, I found out that two of the clues to this week's crossword puzzle were missing from the image that I posted in the previous blog. Well, here they are.
Cadence greener grass
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7/22/2008   1 comment
Cadence's efforts to acquire Mentor Graphics are of course motivated by more than greed.
Jalapeno Pepper Recall
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
Early on the FDA linked the salmonella strain to fresh tomatoes, taking a 40% chunk from California's tomato sales. RFID to the rescue?
DVR and STB designers rejoice: Gemstar is kinder and gentler (again!)
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
Macrovision recently purchased Gemstar-TV Guide.
Do a Wireless Crossword Puzzle--Win Free Stuff
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
I love games. I will sit happily for hours if someone gives me a riddle to solve or twisted metal pieces to take apart. I've even been known to take a stab at the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, that really difficult and frustrating weekly challenge.
Commentary: What price entrepreneurship?
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
We've all heard about or possibly even participated in the exciting world of startup companies. But what is it that drives our interest in these endeavors?
Commentary: Lessons of an earlier Olympics--Let the change begin
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
"The 1964 Summer Olympics was a powerful turning point for me and for my homeland of Japan," writes EE Times editor in chief Junko Yoshida. "As I reflect on the experience, I can't help wondering what effect Beijing '08 will have on China."
Commentary: AMD's Ruiz finally finds his calling
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Hector Ruiz's legacy at Advanced Micro Devices Inc. will be defined both by the company's loss of market value as well as the Intel Corp. anti-monopoly fight, which the chip industry veteran is staying on to champion as executive chairman.
Co-design is not a mystery
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7/17/2008   1 comment
EDA companies need to increase their involvment in software design and development.
ODIN, Unisys Protect Borders
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7/17/2008   Post a comment
The Customs and Border Protection division of Homeland Security plans to combine RFID applications with License Plate Recognition in an effort to improve security along U.S. borders.
Comcast errs in broadband service limits
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Comcast errs in broadband service limits
Welcome to the Digital Home
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Welcome to the Digital Home
iPhone v.2
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
Certainly, you'd have to live under a rock not to be aware of (or be caught up in) all the hype surrounding the iPhone v.2.
Commentary: This time around, tech's weathering the storm
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
This is not your father's global downturn: Semiconductor, electronics and PC companies are holding their own, as countries like India move up the value-add curve and produce more silicon IP.
Privacy and video technology
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
There are two main areas of concern: watching us, and watching what we watch. Sometimes both get combined.
How to simplify power design development and evaluation for FPGA-based systems
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7/9/2008   1 comment
Validation of power supply voltage at the FPGA; real-time monitoring of Vccint power consumption; realistic power estimates using accurate on-die temperature measurement.
Two good British deals, and the advent of Mentorence
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7/8/2008   Post a comment
Mentor and Carbon close deals in the U.K., and the Cadence takeover of Mentor has both companies spending money.
California Employers say: Hands off
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7/7/2008   Post a comment
A new survey by Employers Group finds that 68 percent of California companies surveyed will ask employees to cease or limit using cell phones while driving to comply with California's new hands-free law.
What's in a Name?
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7/2/2008   1 comment
Product names often have no link with function.
Commentary: The Danger in Double Dips
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7/2/2008   Post a comment
The summer has brought the likelihood of a double-dip recession, which could mean slow or nonexistent growth for two years or more.


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