I’m so lucky to be here (Part 3)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/30/2011 8 comments
In my previous I’m so lucky to be here column I described an unfortunate incident involving myself and a water barrel. Looking back, this was the least of my adventures…
Just call me “Max the Viking!”
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/29/2011 6 comments
A few months ago I was invited to give the keynote presentation at the forthcoming FPGA Forum in Norway in February 2012; well, things just got even more exciting!
Ask about free shipping…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 11/28/2011 10 comments
I guess that it’s because the holiday season is upon us that the number of TV “Infomercials” and suchlike are so prevalent, but there’s one thing I don’t understand…
Online simulation tool creates flyback power supply circuits in minutes
Product News 11/26/2011 1 comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has launched an easy to use, powerful online simulation tool that allows designers facing the challenge of designing a flyback circuit for their applications’ power supply to throw the application note away and ‘Auto Design’, optimize or ‘Advance Design’ like a power supply expert.
I have a rocky problem…
Engineering Pop Culture! 11/23/2011 22 comments
I’m caught between a rock and a hard place as it were, because I want to create a miniature model, but I don’t know how to achieve the rocky surface/texture I’m looking for…
Engineering Pop Culture! 11/22/2011 24 comments
People who have not experienced this tend to find it difficult to visualize, but I’ve talked to quite a few people who say “I know just what you mean!”
I’m becoming hot and bothered…
Engineering Pop Culture! 11/21/2011 49 comments
I am shocked and horrified (well, at least a tad surprised) by the fact that something as simple as measuring the temperature is proving to be so problematical…
Mentor offshoot nurtures European startups
News & Analysis 11/16/2011 1 comment
Cre8 Ventures, a 2005 offshoot from Mentor Graphics formed in the UK to support startups with networking contacts and various forms of help, has been extended, taken independent and renamed as the European Microelectronics Academy. The EMA has similarities to an initiative in Silicon Valley that is being launched by the Global Semiconductor Alliance with participation from Intel Capital, Cadence and TSMC.