The quest for Digital Broadcast Quality: Addressing quality "hot spots" Design How-To 8/29/2007 Post a comment Digital signal processing within digital televisions (DTVs) has advanced significantly, resulting in improved picture and audio quality. The largest gains in the HD video experience will be achieved by improving the A/V source received by the DTV. This white paper examines the quality "hot spots" (degradation points) HDTV may suffer, from the time it is captured to the moment it is experienced by the consumer, and discusses ways of preserving and improving the quality within existing distributio
NASA confirms Einstein News & Analysis 8/28/2007 Post a comment NASA astronomers have found a new way to perform fundamental physics research on ultra-dense objects like black holes, yielding the latest confirmation of Einstein's theory of relativity.
Autonomous vehicle finds way without GPS News & Analysis 8/24/2007 Post a comment In the European Land Robot Trial, a vehicle of the university of the German armed forces (Universitaet der Bundeswehr) is the winner in the speed discipline. In comparison the Darpa Grand Challenge, the European contest demands more autonomy, participants say.
Tilera starts shipping 64-way multiprocessor Product News 8/20/2007 Post a comment Tilera Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has said it has started shipping its Tile64 processor, a 64-processor chip based on an architecture that could scale to hundreds and even thousands of cores, according to the company.
Have you seen "The Device"? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/15/2007 Post a comment "The Device Patented Process Indicating Apparatus" is an enigmatic beast; at first glance, one hardly knows what to make of it ... and at second glance things don't get much better.
Self-assembly extends to 10 nm News & Analysis 8/13/2007 Post a comment University of Alberta (Canada) researchers have demonstrated a way to extend design features below the 10-nanometer node--off the scale of the current International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
Magnetic domains switched from 'hard' to erasable News & Analysis 8/13/2007 Post a comment Perpendicular magnetic recordings can now be switched from hard (permanent) to soft (erasable) by way of a discovery recently made at the University College London. Using a designer material with strong anisotropy, the researchers demon- strated how to switch magnetic domains from permanent to erasable by applying a longitudinal magnetic field to modulate the domain walls' strength.
'Long Tail' author claims theory could transform design News & Analysis 8/13/2007 Post a comment An unmanned air vehicle was constructed from a LEGO kit for under $1,000 by the child of Chris Anderson and of Wired Magazine to show how the long-tail effect described in his book of the same name is democratizing technology and changing the very nature of innovation.
AMAZING Victorian-styled computers! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/10/2007 Post a comment I am completely blown away. I have just been exposed to the most amazing Victorian-styled computer keyboards, displays, cabinets ... and all sorts of things!
More mega-cool USB-based "stuff" Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/9/2007 Post a comment There are so many USB-based products out there that my head is starting to spin; some of these little rascals are way over the top, but every now and then...
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...