Peter Alfke Remembered, 1931-2011
Engineering Pop Culture! 10/31/2011 5 comments
My friend Mike Santarini, publisher of Xcell Journal at Xilinx just told me of the passing of Peter Alfke, who was with Xilinx for more than 20 years.
Piiigs iiiin Spaaace
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 10/25/2011 10 comments
It’s not that I’d forgotten the Muppet Show per se – more that I rarely think about it...
Xilinx sales fall short of estimates
News & Analysis 10/19/2011 3 comments
Programmable logic vendor Xilinx reported sales for the quarter ended last month that fell short of consensus' analysts expectations, due largely to weaker-than-expected sales to the communications and industrial end markets.
Oh, the irony!
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/18/2011 5 comments
A friend just sent me an email containing a bunch of images that reflect life’s little ironies.
Useful tools and tricks
Engineering Pop Culture! 10/13/2011 17 comments
A couple of my recent writing projects have required me to capture and present equations, and it was not sufficient for me to use regular text like: y = (a + b) / (c + d)
Altera’s new ARM-based SoC FPGAs
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 10/11/2011 Post a comment
Well, today we certainly do have some exciting news, because Altera have just announced two new families of ARM-based SoC FPGAs at the 28nm node.
Meet my Mini Wind Walker
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/11/2011 11 comments
As we all know, it’s not the size of your wind walker that's important… it’s what you do with it that counts…
Farewell to Steve Jobs
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 10/6/2011 Post a comment
Yesterday evening I was working on a project when my wife – who had been watching the news – bounced into the room to inform me of Steve Job’s passing…
Star Trek “gadgets” that now exist
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/5/2011 3 comments
I just read an article about eight gadgets from Star Trek that have come into existence; some of these really do make you think...
Money for memory
Blog 10/4/2011 Post a comment
Memory is the bottleneck in many systems and Memoir claims to have a solution. One VC is getting behind it as well…