Life lessons in embedded Blog 9/24/2012 Post a comment The best way to face the diverse embedded market is with an open mind and a practical attitude—a life lesson I took away from meetings at DESIGN East.
London Calling: Lego supercomputer, meet Arduino mopho Blog 9/19/2012 2 comments Computer scientists at Southampton University have built a supercomputer out of 64 Raspberry Pi credit card-size computers and Legos. Separately, the Open Electronics community has recently been offered a GSM/GPRS and GPS daughter card suitable for attachment to the Arduino microcontroller board.
IPhone 5 draws praise, iPod gets camera News & Analysis 9/12/2012 18 comments Apple's much anticipated iPhone 5 is winning initial praise as a solid upgrade and the new camera in the iPod Touch suggests Apple will attack consumer point-and-shoot cameras.
Intel launches embedded middleware push News & Analysis 9/11/2012 10 comments David "Dadi" Perlmutter, general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, showed off an intelligent vending machine at the Intel Developer Forum, where the company rolled out a framework for management and security middleware.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments