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9 Insights From Hot Interconnects
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8/29/2014   4 comments
Facebook described its network switch, while experts picked apart flaws in Ethernet, WiFi, InfiniBand, Linux, last-mile connections, and more at Hot Interconnects where one next-big-thing was silicon photonics.
Display Vendors Predict 10 Bold Directions
News & Analysis  
8/28/2014   14 comments
Display suppliers are in the know. The companies exhibiting at Touch Taiwan might not be willing to spill their best beans, but they know all about the specific screen sizes, thinness, and brightness demanded by Apple.
9 Notorious Automotive Electronics Recalls
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8/28/2014   12 comments
It's been a banner year so far for automotive recalls, including problems stemming from badly written code, flawed machinery and or flawed electronics. Here is a look at 8 of the recent automotive recalls involving electronics (hardware or software).
Mobile Engineering: 10 Cheap, Mostly Android Apps
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8/26/2014   6 comments
Whether Android- or Apple-based, your mobile phone can be an engineering design tool with the right apps. Here are a handful of popular apps that engineers use to tackle engineering tasks.
In Search of Bleriot’s Plane and Foucault Pendulum
Blog  
8/25/2014   23 comments
The Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris should delight every engineer. It's focused on materials, mechanics, and scientific instruments, and how technological advances have been applied to the development of energy, transportation, construction, and communication systems.
25 Views of Hot Chips 2014
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8/18/2014   3 comments
ARM commanded much of the spotlight at Hot Chips 2014, but the event made it clear Intel maintains its position as king of the microprocessor hill.
Parrot AR.Drone2.0 – GPS Edition Teardown
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8/16/2014   7 comments
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – GPS Edition released this year has its own flight recorder and is host to a TI OMAP APU, Micron's 128MB flash, and Atheros Low-Power 802.11 b/g/n WiFi controller. Take a peek inside.
9 Peaks From the Flash Summit
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8/8/2014   8 comments
Flash controllers want to be compute nodes, vertical NAND wants to ship and next-gen non-volatiles want a shot, I was told at the Flash Summit.
Canada Ahead of US in Chip Ed
News & Analysis  
8/8/2014   19 comments
The Canadian Microelectronics Corp. (CMC, Kingston) helps academics--professors and graduate students to build semiconductor prototypes including all steps from conception, to EDA to testing.
Rosetta Probe Orbits Comet
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8/6/2014   10 comments
Talk about playing hard to get -- the European Space Agency's Rosetta Probe has arrived at a comet following a 10-year chase. The probe was originally launched in March 2004 and a 220-pound landing device will descend on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November.


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Aubrey Kagan

Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Aubrey Kagan
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I recently read GCHQ: The uncensored story of Britain's most sensitive intelligence agency by Richard J. Aldrich. The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's equivalent of ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
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Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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