What were they thinking: Overly complex design
Engineering Pop Culture! 5/31/2013 12 comments
I think Wile E. Coyote was the kind of person who created many of the patents I find to write about in my “what were they thinking” series. You know what I mean – those absurdly complicated gadgets...
Video: Funny magic trick
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 5/31/2013 Post a comment
I just ran across a video on YouTube (where else) billed as "Easily the funniest magic trick I've ever seen!" So, of course, I had to take a look…
Engineering Pop Culture! 5/28/2013 10 comments
I've been playing with the Image Blender app on my iPad, and I have to say that it is a LOT of fun.
Intel invests in Irish R&D
News & Analysis 5/28/2013 10 comments
Intel is investing $1.5 million in the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork to help collaboration in R&D in photonics, microsystems and nanoelectronics.
Achieving inner peace
Blog 5/20/2013 7 comments
What does it take to always be cheerful, to ignore aches and pains, to relax without alcohol, and to sleep without the aid of drugs?
Just in the nick of Tempus
Blog 5/20/2013 Post a comment
Cadence has introduced a new signoff timing simulator that introduces multi-core path-based analysis that they say will provide a 10X performance increase and 3% reduction in pessimism…
Taiwan: Microelectronics expertise widens
Design How-To 5/15/2013 4 comments
Taiwan, long recognized for design automation, is pioneering innovations in human-computer interaction, medical electronics and resolution of pressing social issues with novel semiconductors.
MCU functionalities change for ISO 26262 safety standard
Design How-To 5/14/2013 Post a comment
Functional safety is becoming more and more relevant for electrical and/or electronic systems in the automotive domain through the ever increasing benefits of electronic control. Freescale Semiconductor explains how state-of-the-art MCUs support current safety standards.