Breaking the $300B Barrier: State of Semiconductor Industry
Lance Jones 0 comments
Heading into the new year, it's traditional to review the passing year and look for upcoming trends. One piece of good news: The semiconductor industry will probably break ...
FPGA LVDS I/O as an Analog Programmable Comparator
William Murray 0 comments
Seeing the new analog-to-digital converter (ADC) IP being bandied around by the FPGA vendors got me wondering what is behind all this. It all boils down to the fact that a ...
Make a Frequency Plan
Tom Burke 17 comments
When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...
GPS-Driven, FPGA-Decoded Nixie Tube Speedometer, Part 2
Luke Miller 5 comments
As you will hopefully recall from my previous blog, when I purchased a 1953 International pickup truck, I decided to add a digital speedometer. I elected to use Nixie ...
Mass 3D NAND Production May Not Mean Mass Adoption
Gary Hilson 3 comments
Development and production of 3D NAND is ramping up, but 2014 will clearly be a shakeout year.
Holiday Sales Signal Computing's Shift
Jim McGregor 12 comments
As I scanned the Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads and sales data, it dawned on me how drastically computing has changed in the past few years and why PC sales continue to ...
Energy Availability vs. Power Needs
Bill Schweber 15 comments
I often hear reporters and commentators use "energy" and "power" interchangeably, as if they were two words for the same physical parameter. I can understand that ...
Amazon Prime Air Is a Lot of Hot Air
Caleb Kraft 43 comments
This weekend, Amazon announced a new delivery method that has many people excited. Called Amazon Prime Air, the service delivers your order in 30 minutes via a "quadcopter."