Panel casts doubt on MEMS for energy harvest Design How-To 3/14/2013 4 comments A panel on energy and MEMS at the MEMS Executive Congress Europe cast doubt on the use of MEMS for energy harvesters but despite this the audience showed themselves to be optimistic about prospects for the technology
ST returns fire over MEMS patents Design How-To 3/12/2013 2 comments MEMS supplier STMicroelectornics has gone to the International Trade Commission in the U.S. seeking an exclusion order against MEMS from rival InvenSense and some products that include these MEMS.
Startup builds 100-Gbps laser in CMOS Design How-To 3/4/2013 6 comments A low-cost tunable laser made in CMOS could transform the architecture of datacenters and the economics of metro and long-haul communications networks, according to its maker, a startup from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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 ...