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Silicon 101
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
How do you get from beach sand to microprocessors? Prof. Turley explains the process. In doing so, he reveals a few secrets.
Startup discloses reconfigurable computing platform
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
No need for Verilog or assembly and no need to move to a CPU or DSP, says marketing VP at QuickSilver Technology.
Chip makers post mixed results
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1/23/2004   Post a comment
Software toolset targets Moto HCS12 microcontrollers
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1/15/2004   Post a comment
If you're creating applications for Motorola's HCS12 16-bit microcontrollers, you may be interested in a new suite of code coverage, software execution trace, and performance analysis tools for these popular controller chips.
IC industry headed towards 'worry-free' mode in 2004
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1/12/2004   Post a comment
The IC and chip equipment industries are moving into a "worry-free" mode after a long and painful slump despite lingering uncertainties beyond 2004, according to executives and analysts at the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) here Monday (Jan. 12). Mark LaPedus reports.
New Mobile and Desktop AMD Athlon 64 Processors
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1/6/2004   Post a comment
AMD kicked off 2004 with today's (Jan. 6) introduction of the new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors 3200+, 3000+ and 2800+, said to be the world's only Windows-compatible 64-bit mobile PC processors for notebook computers.
IC market to exceed SIA's 2003 forecast
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1/5/2004   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said it expects global chip sales to exceed its 15.8- percent growth forecast for 2003 compared to the previous year. At the same time, worldwide sales of semiconductors rose to $16.13 billion in November 2003, a 4.5 percent increase from the $15.43 billion recorded in October. The total also represented a 25.7 percent rise from November 2002, SIA reported Monday (Jan. 5).
Chip growth will stay hot all year, forecasters say
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1/5/2004   Post a comment
The IC market recovery, now entering its second year, will see rapid growth before peaking late this year or early next and giving way to more moderate growth in 2005, analysts said. Bolaji Ojo has this report.
Inside DSP: A New Slant--Welcome to InsideDSP
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1/5/2004   Post a comment
Jeff Bier, General Manager of BDTI, and Brian Fuller, Editor-in-Chief of EE Times, introduce this new publication focused on signal processing technologies and applications.
Inside DSP on Audio: Ubiquitous Digital Audio
Design How-To  
1/5/2004   Post a comment
In the average American home today you will probably find ten or twenty separate digital clocks. I have a hunch that digital audio will soon be just as prevelant.
Inside DSP on Audio: Ear To The Ground
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1/5/2004   Post a comment
Digital audio is becoming one of the most prevalent, exciting technologies in consumer electronics. This article highlights the growth of digital audio in home, automotive, and portable applications, and looks at the forces driving this growth.
Inside DSP on Audio: Inside a Modern Digital Audio Product
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1/5/2004   Post a comment
Modern digital audio products are sophisticated devices. How do manufacturers pack the DSP punch these applications require into small, affordable, and power-efficient systems? This article charts the anatomy of a typical consumer digital audio product, focusing on portable players and network-enabled devices.
Inside DSP on Audio: Digital Audio Technology Guide
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1/5/2004   1 comment
How do you choose the best processor for a digital audio product? This article gives practical criteria for decision-making and presents key options.
Inside DSP on Audio: Building Good Audio Software
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1/5/2004   Post a comment
What's special about audio software? This article tackles key audio software development issues, sharing hard-won lessons from years of experience. We focus on challenges and techniques in optimization and testing, using a reverb algorithm as a case study.


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Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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Engineering Investigations

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Engineering Investigations
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David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...