A glimpse into the future of technology News & Analysis 12/28/2007 Post a comment The voice over suggests the pair that made this video are young and enthusiastic. As such this glimpse into the future of technology is more about the vision than the detailed engineering. But as the final scene states: "the future is in our hands."
Solving HDTV's unhappy returns News & Analysis 12/24/2007 Post a comment Fueled by rapidly declining average selling prices, an exploding supply of content and a vigorous consumer appetite, growth in high-definition television sales continues to accelerate this holiday season.
Shift in the integration equation Design How-To 12/24/2007 Post a comment The trend of the semiconductor road map has always been to pack more functions on a single die through process shrinks and better processing, bolstered by a larger die itself.
But are they equivalent? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 12/21/2007 Post a comment Aaik van der Poel from mentor responds to OneSpin's recent announcement of: "The industry's first sequential equivalence checking solution priced for the FPGA market."
Bible is written on an area the size of a pin head News & Analysis 12/19/2007 Post a comment Researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology have succeeded in putting a full version of the Hebrew Bible, with vowel points, on a region measuring 0.5 square millimeters – an area smaller than the size of a pinhead.
Free DSP cores! Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 12/17/2007 Post a comment Structured ASIC company eASIC now offers Tensilica cores free of charge. If you have a medium-volume app, you should check this out.
Irradiated carbon makes for better electronics, say scientists News & Analysis 12/17/2007 Post a comment Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, together with colleagues from the U.S., have implemented doping using UV light and electron beams in the field of molecular electronics. The research was done with particular application to electronic devices made of single layers of organic (carbon-based) molecules.
Digital age in its infancy, says World Electronics Forum News & Analysis 12/17/2007 Post a comment The electronics industry faces a bright future, according to Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Electronics Association and secretary of the World Electronics Forum. Shapiro spoke at the World Electronics Forum (WEF) that gathered in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The forum hosted 40 delegates from 16 countries. They discussed issues like green electronics, recycling, free trade, standards, telecommunications, and energy consumption.
EEs explain rogue waves News & Analysis 12/14/2007 2 comments Rogue ocean waves as high as 10-story buildings have now been explained by University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) EEs, who engineered rogue light waves in optical fibers, but say the same mechanisms apply to rogue waves in all media.
Kids say the darndest things Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 12/14/2007 Post a comment These insights may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders (6-year-olds) because the last one is a classic!
Christmas carols for students of psychology Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 12/12/2007 Post a comment My favorite EDA industry analyst (we'll call him GS to protect the innocent) just sent me a joke list of potential Christmas carols for psychology students ... I think several of these might apply to me.
Tensilica enhances Xtensa cores and tools Product News 12/11/2007 Post a comment Tensilica has shrunken the minimum core size of its Xtensa 7 and Xtensa LX2 configurable processor families. It has also enhanced the Xtensa Xplorer design environment to make customization easier and faster.
Do you want an air-cooled mouse? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 12/10/2007 Post a comment My mind is reeling with a positive plethora of USB-based products ranging from a mouse that also prints labels to a combination blender/clock to a mini-vacuum.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.