Our society is doomed...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 6/29/2012 50 comments
Someone just sent me a photograph that makes you think "I don’t know whether to laugh or cry"…
Optimizing FPGAs for power: A full-frontal attack
Design How-To 6/18/2012 1 comment
This piece is a hands-on how to optimize FPGA designs for low power operation. This is a universal topic but, of course, it is really important for wireless and mobile military and aerospace applications that run on battery power. Such applications go from planes, to drones to frontline soldier communication equipment.
Why people like the British
Engineering Pop Culture! 6/18/2012 13 comments
Knowing that I'm from England, a friend just sent me a humorous email that purports to contain true snippets from British Newspapers.
ST opens up 28-nm, 20-nm FDSOI with GlobalFoundries
News & Analysis 6/11/2012 Post a comment
Chip vendor STMicroelectronics has announced that it has signed up GlobalFoundries to be an additional source of devices made using 28-nm and 20-nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) technology. As part of the same deal ST is opening up the FDSOI process to let the foundry offer the process to other customers.
Ray Bradbury RIP
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 6/8/2012 9 comments
As you've doubtless heard by now, one of the all-time Science Fiction "Greats" – Ray Bradbury – passed away a couple of days ago on June 5, 2012.
The Ancient Order of Froth Blowers
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 6/8/2012 36 comments
I just received a photo of the Transit of Venus from "Down Under" (Australia), which – and don’t ask me how – lead me to the idea of forming a not-so-secret society…
How to track your engineering tools
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 6/7/2012 7 comments
This is going to blow one reader's socks off, because he emailed this question to me just 1 minute ago and I hope to post my response blog in under 5 minutes…
Hurray! I saw the Transit of Venus!
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 6/6/2012 20 comments
When I arrived home, bits of blue sky were visible here and there, but these bits of blue sky were not in the same place as the setting sun...
Microsemi denies FPGAs have backdoor security flaw
Research 6/5/2012 5 comments
Microsemi has denied that there is a "backdoor" in its ProASIC3 FPGAs that would allow users or hackers to circumvent security features. The company has also disclosed that a next-generation of programmable devices with enhanced protection will be announced soon.