This has been a heck of a year for EE Times. With Editor Brian Fuller wrapping up his long and winding road on the drive for innovation (DFI) and myself jetting off to Vegas, Barcelona, Chicago and Italy to bring you the best the engineering world has to visually offer, you won’t be disappointed about our stocking stuffers this month.
Video slideshows may be kind of an odd top 10 choice, but think of it as an advent calendar of engineering, with each page offering you a gem of a video to liven up your workday.
From finding out what makes Olymic runner Oscar Pistorius run, checking out how Ferraris are manufactured, revving a Chevy all the way up to the top of Pikes Peak, going through virtual wallets, taking a hot lap with Mario Andretti around a race track, checking out airborne spy cameras, ripping apart car battery packs, finding out what makes $99 tablets tick, mathematically solving love with tattoo art, and finding out what it is that engineers love the most… it’s all in a day’s work for us here at EE Times.
So, don’t be a Grinch, click on through as we take you on a video tour of our best moments in 2012, starting with….
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.