Kinect's bill of materials roughly $56, teardown finds
Microsoft’s Kinect motion-gaming add on for its Xbox 360 gaming platform carries a bill-of-materials of roughly $56 and features chips made by PrimeSense, Marvell Technology, Texas Instruments and STMicroelectronics.
These are all pretty optimistic views. This level of activity meshes with the reports of new hiring activity, where companies are leading off by hiring engineers. I'll be looking forward to the first article about the lack of supply of engineers in one industry or another. My bet is that aerospace or defense will be the first.
With regards to the CMOS image chips, I certainly hope that we see an improvement in dynamic range and sensitivity over cmos chips... The last couple camera's that I've played with have been disappointing.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 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 ...