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Intel cables, spec aim to boost clusters
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Intel Corp. rolls out today a new class of optical cables and a system specification in a two-pronged drive to accelerate the growth of computer clusters that use its x86 processors.
Generate efficient vehicle dynamic models - right down to the tires: Part 2 - simulation and validation
Design How-To  
6/22/2007   Post a comment
Software that develops vehicle dynamic equations symbolically produces computationally efficient simulation code that is ideal for real-time applications for systems with arbitrary topology.
Generate efficient vehicle dynamic models - right down to the tires: Part 1 - procedures and system topology
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
Software that develops vehicle dynamic equations symbolically produces computationally efficient simulation code that is ideal for real-time applications for systems with arbitrary topology.
3U CompactPCI SBC operates in harsh military environments
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
With a conduction-cooled option, the CR5 rugged 3U CompactPCI single board computer from GE Fanuc based on an Intel Core Duo low voltage processor is well-suited for military applications in harsh environments.
M'soft extends IPTV software to PC and beyond
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. announced plans to extend its IPTV software with links to home PCs as well as digital terrestrial TV networks, renaming its offering Microsoft Mediaroom as part of the software giant's decade-long effort to extend its reach from computing to consumer electronics.
Asustek's move to rival OLPC a 'poor strategy'
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6/14/2007   Post a comment
Although interest in cheap notebook PCs is intense, it may be a bad business decision for Asustek Computer, says one analyst.
Data compression tutorial: Part 1
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6/14/2007   Post a comment
This three-part series explains how data compression algorithms work. Part one covers Huffman and run-length encoding, which are essential elements of most compression schemes.
Build simple and inexpensive FlexRay nodes
Design How-To  
6/13/2007   Post a comment
The FlexRay protocol provides time-triggered communication at rates 10 times that of CAN. With its nodes being critical pieces of the FlexRay-based design, how can an automotive electronics designer get one started?
Next billion PCs shipping soon
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
All the attention is on cell phones shipping a billion units annually, but the PC is also approaching a billion units " cumulatively over 27 years. Now the next billion are expected to ship within several years and mostly to emerging markets.
Are PC chip sets passe?
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
Process technology may mean that CPU and core logic integration is possible, but don't expect the venerable chip set to quietly fade away.
Wind River unveils networking middleware
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
Wind River Systems has combined its existing networking software with middleware acquired from Interpeak AB to provide what it claims to be a comprehensive networking technology software solution.
Algorithms tell MLC NAND tales
Teardown  
6/11/2007   Post a comment
Multilevel cell (MLC) NAND flash technology creates memory that is more dense and more affordable by allowing each memory cell to store 2 bits of information, effectively doubling capacity. Current generations of MLC flash overcame data reliability, performance and flash management problems that were inherent in early designs and have gained many design wins as a result, especially in mobile handsets and other consumer electronics.

Lenovo, Haier, Huawei top China list of tech firms
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6/8/2007   Post a comment
In the government's annual rankings of tech firms, Lenovo Holdings, Haier Group and Huawei Technologies come out on top.
Taiwan's ODMs back UMPC, but pricing a concern
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
Taiwan's PC makers are interested in the ultra mobile PC, but uncertainty remains on whether prices will be low enough to get consumers on board as well.
Via touts business card sized UMPC platform
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6/6/2007   Post a comment
Via Technologies rolls out its ultra-mobile PC platform, playing on a major theme of Computex and adding to a line of reference designs that just keep getting smaller.
Intel upgrades compilers for multicore
News & Analysis  
6/5/2007   1 comment
Intel Corp. is rolling out the first major upgrade of its C++ and Fortran compilers in two years, adding new features to better exploit programming its X86 multi-core processors.
1.8-GHz Pentium M EBX SBC operates in industrial temp range
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6/5/2007   Post a comment
WinSystems recently launched its EBX-compatible Intel 1.8GHz Pentium M single board computer (SBC).


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Vetinari Clock: Additional Possibilities
Max Maxfield
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Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
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David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...