Pentek tips Virtex-7 boards
News & Analysis 1/27/2012 1 comment
Pentek is sampling XMC modules using Virtex-7 FPGAs, claiming the Onyx boards deliver nearly double the performance and bandwidth of its Cobalt Virtex-6 boards.
OMG! I opened the box and…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/24/2012 2 comments
I am well and truly flabbergasted. I think it’s safe to say that my ‘flabber’ has never been quite so ‘gasted’. I’m also speechless, and that doesn’t happen very often…
I want robotic balls!
Engineering Pop Culture! 1/19/2012 18 comments
It looks like there was a bunch of great stuff at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but one product that really caught my attention was the smart robotic balls…
Xilinx beats estimates
News & Analysis 1/19/2012 3 comments
Programmable logic vendor Xilinx reported sales for its most recent quarter that exceeded consensus analysts' expectations and also gave better-than-expected guidance for the current quarter.
Jargon translation for research papers
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/9/2012 9 comments
Do you ever wonder what the authors of research papers are really saying with all that stilted jargon? Here’s a ‘What they say’ and ‘What they mean’ translation…
Counting down to the EOTWAWKI
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 1/8/2012 20 comments
Well, the good news is that we may not have to fear the forthcoming Robot Uprising and it may not matter if engineers are lacking in social skills, because…