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posted in October 2006
Beyond DVD: Is the next home entertainment center the car?
Design How-To  
10/26/2006   2 comments
Infotainment will serve up a digital cornucopia of video, GPS navigation, safety, and other features. But beyond a wide data "pipe," flexible silicon, derived from consumer electronics, is needed.
VSPs spur on-time delivery of embedded automotive systems software: Part 2
Design How-To  
10/24/2006   Post a comment
Virtual systems prototypes offer high-performance simulation models that allow engineers to fine tune systems designs using realistic software loads without the need for expensive hardware design. Part 2 covers designing in quality, rather than testing for quality, with applicability to single unit and distributed controller platforms.
Battery health, HIL, and robots For Xmas
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/19/2006   Post a comment
The end of the Convergence 2006 conference saw no letup in interesting automotive (and other) electronics developments.
VSPs spur on-time delivery of embedded automotive systems software: Part 1
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10/19/2006   Post a comment
Virtual systems prototypes offer high-performance simulation models that allow engineers to fine tune systems designs using realistic software loads without the need for expensive hardware design. Part 1 deals with the nature of the software proliferation problem and leveraging modeling methods to solve it.
Microsoft expands R&D team in China
News & Analysis  
10/18/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft is planning to boost its R&D division in China by hiring 500 new engineers.
Microsoft certifies Samsung flash SSD drives
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10/17/2006   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics said three of its flash solid-state disk drives have been certified by Microsoft for use in Windows-compatible peripherals.
Control strategy optimizes split-parallel architecture hybrid vehicle
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10/13/2006   Post a comment
Winning Challenge X university team designs efficient hybrid power train and control system while cutting well-to-wheels petroleum use by 74%.
Multitarget modeling reduces ECU software costs
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
Here are the techniques, tools, and benefits of a multitarget modeling approach, as used by Visteon to develop automotive power train ECUs.
Open Source Embedded Asterisk-based PBX
Design How-To  
10/4/2006   3 comments
Building an embedded IP-PBX represents a significant paradigm shift from existing open source PBX designs that typically use PCI cards on x86 platforms. Until recently, current micro controllers (e.g. those in the 200MHz ARM & MIPs class) typically lack the DSP horsepower for multiple channels of speech compression or echo cancellation that is required for analog line interfaces. The Analog Device Blackfin chip has changed all this......
Embedded flash enables 'smart' automotive interface applications
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10/4/2006   Post a comment
In SoC design, arranging the co-existence of components, especially non-volatile memory, is not an easy task, because where there is complexity there is also the potential for cost.


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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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