Hello from the Abstruse Goose Blog 9/29/2010 4 comments Have you seen the cartoons on the Abstruse Goose website? If not there are some real corkers (that means "good ones") there that will bring a wry smile to your face.
Multicore processors: Now a movement Blog 9/27/2010 17 comments Multicore processors aren’t just the odd anomaly, and not a mere trend, but in late 2010 multicore has turned into a movement – a full-fledged 1960’s Arlo Guthrie society-changing movement.
Don’t re-cycle – free-cycle! Blog 9/24/2010 9 comments I just heard about the most amazing organization that facilitates one's giving and getting stuff for free... I'm now hoping to acquire a really nice antique radio plus I have a bunch of things I no longer need...
Why Altium has acquired Morfik Blog 9/24/2010 2 comments Australian software company Altium has acquired Morfik to help electronics designers add cloud connectivity to anything. To better grasp the ins and outs of this transaction, Alan Perkins of Altium has agreed to explain the company's intention to bring the ‘Internet of everything’ a step closer.
Phantastic Phabulous Phun Blog 9/23/2010 4 comments Phun allows you to quickly and easily model real-world systems in a graphical manner to illustrate the effects of friction and gravity and all sorts of stuff.
Knot Now! Blog 9/21/2010 13 comments Have you seen that amazing site that features animations of knot-tying techniques? This is really, really clever ... who knew there were so many knots?
Desperately seeking solutions Blog 9/21/2010 2 comments SoC design teams are desperate to find solutions to the verification nightmare. Solutions come in abundance, but not all are what they claim...
Debugging FPGAs at full speed Blog 9/21/2010 6 comments There was a time, not so many years ago, when an FPGA was used only for glue logic, connecting together the main elements of a system; the thought of having to simulate the FPGA design was crazy talk.
E-beam: Ecosystem investment grows, but more neede Blog 9/20/2010 5 comments Governments, photomask makers and tool vendors are investing in e-beam technology, but more funding is needed to enable e-beam technology to live up to its promise in enabling cheaper and earlier design starts for future technology nodes.
CD Review: Magnification by YES Blog 9/17/2010 7 comments I only recently became aware that YES have a CD out called Magnification. Some of the tracks sound very much like the original YES (like listening to YES for the very first time), while others...
Has alien life been discovered? Blog 9/16/2010 7 comments A recent thread on the Yahoo How Things Work [HTW] group caught my eye. It seems that there's a chance we (by which I mean humans) may have actually discovered alien life.
I want to attend the Actel Space forum! Blog 9/15/2010 4 comments I just heard from the guys and gals at Actel that they are going to be holding the American kick-off of their 2010 series of Space Forums on Thursday 2 December at the Four Points Sheraton in Los Angeles, CA.
How do mirrors work? Blog 9/14/2010 7 comments As part of my do-it-yourself Magic Mirror Hobby Project, I've been pondering mirrors in general, and I've come to the startling realization that – at the most fundamental level – I don’t actually know how they work.
The drama continues... Blog 9/14/2010 4 comments It appears that the 100 Gigabit Ethernet family will continue to be a source of technological drama for the industry, with at least two efforts on the IEEE 802.3 horizon likely to provoke industry debate.
Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) for FPGA Verification Blog 9/14/2010 1 comment One of the things I think is really rather clever is the cunning Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) FPGA verification and debug solution from GateRocket in the form of their RocketDrive (hardware) and RocketVision (Software).
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments