Content posted in October 2012
"Arrgghh," said I…
Engineering Pop Culture! 10/31/2012 18 comments
In which we discover yet another way in which Hurricane Sandy can mess up your day…
Hurricane Sandy filmed from space
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/30/2012 7 comments
NASA released a video of post-tropical cyclone Sandy, shot from the International Space Station, this morning, as many cities in the Northeast U.S. began picking up the pieces after the destruction.
Prototyping your way to shorter design cycles
Engineering Investigations 10/30/2012 Post a comment
This articles contains two case studies where design teams on different continents were able to reduce their design cycle time. In both of these examples, the design teams used virtual prototyping and accurate models...
Steve Jobs’s 260-foot iYacht sets sail
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/30/2012 3 comments
A little more than a year after Apple co-founder’s death, a yacht he helped design has been spotted floating in Dutch waters, near the city of Aalsmeer.
Gadget guts? Try these for graphic graphics
Engineering Pop Culture! 10/29/2012 3 comments
As we become more and more attached to electronic devices, Peitersen’s art imagines devices taking on a whole biological being of their own, as grotesque as that may be at first glance.
Incredible Lego: great ball contraption
Engineering Pop Culture! 10/29/2012 Post a comment
The Great Ball Contraption (GBC) was built by a Japanese mechanical engineer Akiyuki, in his house over the course of two years. Or a total of a whopping 600 hours in construction time.
Engineering Gangnam style
Engineering Pop Culture! 10/26/2012 Post a comment
Gagnam Style, the Korean Pop sensation taking the world by storm, has moved its catchy beat up to the next level--artificial intelligence dancing robot style.
What's mine is mine, what's yours is negotiable
Blog 10/25/2012 1 comment
In today's complicated testing environments, where we find ourselves managing thousands of local or networked resources that are often shared between multiple users, this is often the easiest way to make sure no one else accesses a critical element in our test setup while we are running a test.
NEMS eyed for CMOS power gating
Blog 10/25/2012 Post a comment
The steady rise in leakage power over the last decade has made low-power design an exceedingly difficult problem mainly because attempts to control leakage power tend to negatively impact performance and switching energy...
ARM, Mali and making it real
Blog 10/25/2012 2 comments
At next week's ARM TechCon, I’ll discuss OpenCL and how it is enabled on ARM-based systems along with a discussion of GPU computing and various use cases.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – October 24th
Blog 10/24/2012 Post a comment
Breker, Cadence, IAR, Mentor, Moortec, Renasas, Sonics, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, Tanner, UMC, Uniquify and Xilinx made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Personal supercomputer for only $100!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 10/24/2012 20 comments
For only $100, the Parallella is a personal supercomputer based on a Zynq All Programmable SoC from Xilinx and an Epiphany multi-core processor from Adapteva.
Audio DesignLine Blog 10/24/2012 2 comments
The Pseudoacoustic Infector acoustic stimulator offers users the ability to "add bits of this and dashes of that" along with other "features" too numerous to mention.
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