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posted in March 2008
Startups give virtualization a novel twist
News & Analysis  
3/31/2008   Post a comment
Two startups--3Leaf Systems and ScaleMP--are giving virtualization a new twist to help create large systems made up from multiple x86 servers.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems push auto navigation utility
Design How-To  
3/26/2008   1 comment
Navigation systems are becoming more important in vehicle safety. Road, traffic, and weather information can prepare drivers--and interact with vehicle systems--for what is around the bend.
Plenty of companies vie for design services in India
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Electronics companies are embracing the philosophy that they must find partners to help conceive and design new products as quickly as possible.
Reporter's notebook: A tour through Bangalore
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Bangalore and neighboring Electronics City are gearing up to become a global hub for electronics design, but the area faces challenges both with its infrastructure and how it is perceived by customers in the West.
Introduction to video transcoding for CE
Design How-To  
3/21/2008   Post a comment
Adapting media to play on different consumer devices, such as to convert a hi-def set top box recording for playback on a portable media player or cell phone, requires more than changes in codecs, frame rates and resolution -- it also requires adapting container formats and adapting network protocols.
Industry worried about state of research in India
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Research in India is dominated by chip design but should not be, executives said, because embedded systems bring with them much larger revenues and workforces.
Berkeley kicks off parallel computing lab
News & Analysis  
3/18/2008   1 comment
Intel and Microsoft officially announced today their plan to spend a total of $10 million over five years to fund work at a new parallel computing lab at University of California at Berkeley in an effort to define a new parallel programming model that will be needed to make use of tomorrow's multicore processors.
Multimode sensor processing using Massively Parallel Processor Arrays (MPPAs)
Design How-To  
3/18/2008   Post a comment
A multimode sensor processing solution that is upwardly scalable, reconfigurable, and programmable, all while reducing development costs and time to market.
Outsourcing giant expands into U.S., Europe
News & Analysis  
3/18/2008   2 comments
Wipro Ltd., one of India's largest outsourcing companies, is eyeing expansion in Europe and the U.S. as part of the next phase of globalization.
How much auto electronics do we need?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
3/17/2008   Post a comment
What do you expect for electronic features in a car?
Intel Core 2 Duo Mini-ITX board packs punch
Product News  
3/17/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at high definition video gaming machines and digital signage systems, this Mini-ITX motherboard from Advansus offers advanced system performance, and accelerated graphics based on Intel GME965 and Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors.
Researchers ready system to explore parallel computing
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3/13/2008   Post a comment
With help from Microsoft Research, work is nearly complete on an FPGA-based computer called the Berkeley Emulation Engine version 3 to help researchers find a parallel programming model for tomorrow's multicore processors.
AI researchers think 'Rascals' can pass Turing test
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3/12/2008   Post a comment
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute claims to have a synthetic character capable of passing the Turing test when controlling an avatar in Second Life.
ARC rolls low power CPU/DSP cores
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
The first two cores, the Energy Pro 20 and Energy Pro 30, target the portable and embedded microcontroller markets and claim to reduce power 75%.


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