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Are PCB Layout Designers an Endangered Species?
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4/16/2014   6 comments
Are PCB layout designers as a group poised to fade into the sunset? If so, can design engineers pick up the slack, or are we all doomed to failure?
Current Status of the Robot Apocalypse From EE Live! 2014
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4/16/2014   11 comments
Max has supreme confidence that seeing a "genuine counterfeit moustache" would throw even the most sophisticated of positronic brains into disarray and turmoil.
How the Heartbleed Bug Performs Its Nefarious Activities
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4/16/2014   3 comments
This is the clearest explanation one could possibly get on how the Heartbleed bug works.
Registration Opens for Microchip's MASTERs Conference
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4/16/2014   Post a comment
This conference is a great chance to meet Microchip's subject-matter experts and their technical partners, and also to meet their distributor's FAEs, design partners, and other users.
Google's Project ARA Smartphones to Use Lattice ECP5 FPGAs
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4/15/2014   2 comments
Lattice ECP3 and ECP5 FPGAs to be used in Google's Project ARA smartphones to provide connectivity between modules and implement custom functionality.
Live Chat Friday, April 18: Electronic Hobby Projects
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/14/2014   23 comments
Don't miss our live online chat on Friday, April 18, at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT). This is your chance to meet the EE Times editors and discuss your electronic hobby projects.
Creating an Inamorata Prognostication Engine, Part 3
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4/14/2014   13 comments
In which Max constructs a jig to hold the brass panels for his Pedagogical and Phantasmagorical Inamorata Prognostication Engine.
Max's BADASS Display, Part 2
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4/11/2014   7 comments
With regard to look-and-feel, Max's BADASS Display will be presented in a cabinet boasting a "wood-and-brass" motif is the Steampunk genre.
Lattice Is Breaking the Rules With ECP5 FPGAs
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4/11/2014   Post a comment
The ECP5 FPGA family has been architected from the ground-up for high volume deployment.
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Building a Mind-Boggling Infinity Mirror, Part 3
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4/10/2014   37 comments
Yes! Max has finally completed building his infinity mirror, and he is now drooling over this mind-boggling display.
I Became a Fan of Radfan at EE Live! 2014
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/9/2014   5 comments
Using a Radfan, you can increase the temperature of a room by 2°C (3.6°F) without turning up your thermostat.
Opal Kelly's Pins Soothe the Pain
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4/9/2014   Post a comment
If you are using Opal Kelly modules in your designs, then the Pins application is going to make your life much easier.
Max's BADASS Display, Part 1
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4/8/2014   28 comments
As Max always says: "If you show me a flashing LED, I'll show you a man drooling."
DCD's (Good Old) 68HC08 MCU Is Going Strong
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4/8/2014   Post a comment
The latest version of DCD's binary-compatible 68HC08 8-bit MCU IP core -- the DF6808 – can perform up to 100 million instructions per second.
New High-Efficiency Power Solution for Altera's High-Performance FPGAs
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4/8/2014   Post a comment
The combination of Altera’s new ET4040 power conversion solution and high-end FPGAs offer systems designers the high-density, high-efficiency power conversion they require.
QuickLogic's Sensor Hub IDE & Dev Board Speeds Customization
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4/8/2014   Post a comment
The sensor hub IDE and development board support easy sensor bring-up, sensor algorithm development, and real-time board-level debug for quicker time-to-market.


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