Thoughts on CEATEC
Blog 9/27/2006 Post a comment
With CEDIA just ending over a week ago, everyone is now gearing up for CEATEC in Japan. While CEDIA is geared towards high-end audio, video, and displays along with the custom installer, CEATEC takes on a much larger world view.
Embedded Systems Week
Blog 9/25/2006 Post a comment
In honor of the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston this week, I would like to draw your attention to a few articles very recently published on Embedded.com.
California sues carmakers
Blog 9/20/2006 Post a comment
Today, six of the world's top automakers were sued by California over global warming. The first of its kind, the lawsuit is based on holding the carmakers responsible for the damages caused by their vehicle's emissions.
Reflections of CEDIA 2006
Blog 9/20/2006 Post a comment
Reflecting on CEDIA EXPO 2006 finds me noting that the show continues to grow and grow. Clearly, it's becoming a "Mini CES." I don't know if that's good or bad. Certainly, its' a harbinger of "things to come" in terms of 1080p, flat-panel displays, front video projectors, next-generation optical discs, audio technologies, and video processing.
IBC Footnotes: Where's VC-1, what's IBC?
Blog 9/18/2006 Post a comment
On my last day at IBC, someone mentioned a codec I had somehow completely forgotten about for four days. Yes, it was no doubt there at IBC, I just hadn't seen any big signs for it or heard anyone talking about it, the way H.264 and MPEG-4 and even On2's VP6 had some buzz. That almost unspoken codec was VC-1.
The OS comes first
Blog 9/17/2006 Post a comment
In the PC world, the OS has become more important than the hardware. The same phenomenon is coming to the DSP world.
CEDIA - Day 2
Blog 9/16/2006 Post a comment
At CEDIA today, the central hall was fairly crowed. With a larger venue than last year in Indianapolis, it's hard to tell. Although, if I remember correctly, there were more than 26,000 attendees last year. I expect that those numbers will rise this year, and could possibly top 30,000 or so.
CEDIA - Day 1
Blog 9/15/2006 Post a comment
CEDIA officially opened today at the Denver Convention Center. For the past several years, CEDIA was held in Indianapolis, IN.
Press day at CEDIA 2006
Blog 9/14/2006 Post a comment
Today was press day at CEDIA, which is being held in Denver this year. We heard about new front 1080p projectors, new LCD HDTVs, high-end audio products, and the 'Connected Home.'
Blog 9/13/2006 Post a comment
So many choices and so little time. How's a design engineer to decide which test platform is best?
Why outsource the interconnect?
Blog 9/11/2006 Post a comment
The widespread use of wireless communications and the rise in digital content consumption in handsets are creating new opportunities and correspondingly new system design challenges for OEMs. In these systems, one key design challenge revolves around how designers can continue to integrate more system functions and yet maintain affordability and acceptable ergonomics for mass markets.
Programmed cellular relief
Blog 9/7/2006 1 comment
Some jerk sits down next to you, pulls out a cell phone, and begins yacking at the top of his lungs. You'd like to kill him. But isn't there a better way?
Telephone telepathy--the ultimate wireless
Blog 9/5/2006 Post a comment
According to a Reuters report, scientist Rupert Sheldrake claims he has proof that telephone telepathy exists. The phenomenon of having a person you just thought about call you, telephone telepathy extends to email as well.