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Magnetic Wire Recorders Rule!
Blog  
7/30/2013   60 comments
Avid sound recording enthusiast Jim Wood is in the process of constructing his own magnetic wire recorder from the ground up.
Free High-Level Synthesis Guide for S/W Engineers
News & Analysis  
7/26/2013   3 comments
This comprehensive 89-page guide is intended to teach software engineers how to use the high-level synthesis (HLS) tool in Vivado.
Comment: Re: Early - Max The Magnificent - 7/26/2013
Hurray! Xilinx Xcell Journal Issue No. 84 Is Here!
News & Analysis  
7/25/2013   4 comments
Like every edition of Xcell journal, Issue #84 is jam-packed with a bunch of informative and useful articles.
Comment: Re: Smoot - Max The Magnificent - 7/25/2013
Comment: Re: Smoot - Max The Magnificent - 7/25/2013
Evaluate the Potential of CPU-to-FPGA Offloading
News & Analysis  
7/24/2013   4 comments
Impulse Accelerated Computing and Solarflare have collaborated to help developers of processing-intensive software evaluate the potential of CPU-to-FPGA offloading.
Adapteva's $100 Parallella Supercomputer Platform Now Shipping
News & Analysis  
7/23/2013   41 comments
In addition to proving delivery on the original concept, Adapteva is also announcing that the general public can pre-order Parallella computing platforms.
Live Online Chat With Max Friday, July 26
Blog  
7/23/2013   11 comments
This week's live online chat will take place Friday, July 26, at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT).
Comment: Re: Smoot - Max The Magnificent - 7/23/2013
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Don’t Forget to Wave at Saturn
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
7/19/2013   24 comments
Earth will be in the picture when the Cassini deep-space probe images the whole Saturn system as it is backlit by the sun.
You Too Can Be a DIY Superhero
Blog  
7/19/2013   8 comments
Average guys and gals now have the ability to transform themselves into ComicCon-style superheroes using the power of technology.
No Bull!
Blog  
7/19/2013   13 comments
The Spanish city of Pamplona is famous around the world for the San Fermín festival ("Sanfermines"), which takes place from July 6 to July 14 and features the running of the bulls.
Oh No! What Now?
Blog  
7/17/2013   11 comments
I just bounced over to Televisor.com to discover which television programs it would recommend for me, and now I'm hooked.
Comment: Re: FYI - Max The Magnificent - 7/15/2013
Lattice Semiconductor Looks to the Future
News & Analysis  
7/12/2013   17 comments
Lattice Semiconductor has just announced a global distribution agreement with Future Electronics.
The Magic of Mock Relays
Blog  
7/11/2013   49 comments
I just purchased the most amazing relay from Mock Electronics. Now I'm being carried away with dreams of using several thousand of these little beauties to construct a simple 4-bit processor.
Prototyping Is Critical for New Product Development
Blog  
7/11/2013   9 comments
Prototyping is an area that is most critical for new product development, but one that tends to be neglected when it comes to capital, automation, processing, and -- most importantly -- knowledge sharing.
Measuring a Building's Height With a Barometer
Blog  
7/10/2013   26 comments
We contemplate a number of ways in which a humble barometer can be used to determine the height of a building, including dropping it off the top and seeing how long it takes to hit the ground.
Technical Reviewer Required for Arduino Books
Blog  
7/10/2013   Post a comment
If you are knowledgeable about the Arduino and would be interested in acting as a technical reviewer for a forthcoming book on Arduino Robotic Motor Controllers, then I have news for you!
I Want a Personal Hovercraft & a Hoverbike &...
Blog  
7/9/2013   7 comments
There are so many tasty gizmos and gadgets in the world for those with the wherewithal to buy them, including personal hovercraft, hoverbikes, and helicopters.
First 20nm UtraScale ASIC-Class FPGA From Xilinx
News & Analysis  
7/9/2013   1 comment
20nm UltraScale devices enable 1.5-2x system-level performance and programmable systems integration a year ahead of the competition.
Infographic: American Manufacturing Is on the Rise
Blog  
7/4/2013   9 comments
The semiconductor industry directly employs a quarter of a million people in the US, and it supports more than 1 million additional American jobs.
Alpha Data Announces Zynq SoC-Based Deployable Board
News & Analysis  
7/3/2013   10 comments
Offering the Zynq All Programmable SoC in a standard form factor will facilitate easy development and deployment in commercial, industrial, and rugged systems.
What's Strange or Unique in Your Office?
Blog  
7/3/2013   28 comments
Do you have any strange and/or unusual and/or unique items in your office that make your guests gasp with surprise and delight and ask, "What on Earth is that?"
Xilinx Vivado Design Suite 2013.2 Available for Download
News & Analysis  
7/1/2013   1 comment
The folks from Xilinx say that the 2013.2 release of their Vivado Design Suite is available for immediate download.
Arduino Prototyping Shield & Mega Shield Boards & Kits
News & Analysis  
7/1/2013   15 comments
With prototyping boards from SchmartBoard, anyone can hand-solder a 0.4mm pitch IC, even a novice.
Welcome to the New EE Times Prototyping Designline
Blog  
7/1/2013   2 comments
If you have any news, products, tips and tricks, or anything at all relating to prototyping, please contact Max Maxfield.
What's in Your Backpack?
Blog  
7/1/2013   62 comments
These days I travel around with enough computing power to control a spaceship – how about you?


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