Content posted in March 2012
Engineering Pop Culture! 3/30/2012 2 comments
Monday is the start of something new and powerful. It is the start of a major experiment within the EDA Designline that could have big ramifications…
The next killer app: Machines that see
Blog 3/30/2012 12 comments
processor vendors are beginning to focus on embedded vision applications and to tune their processors for such apps, often by incorporating specialized co-processors designed for vision processing.
Forecasting tech's future: How high can we go?
Engineering Pop Culture! 3/29/2012 2 comments
Forecasting the future of the high tech market is always a tricky undertaking. Customers never want to hear that the industry is going to stall or even contract. Unfortunately, all business markets go through lifecycles. In consumer electronics (CE), there are some products that go through very brief lifecycles before being replaced by another technology, such as personal data assistants (PNDs), and others that have demonstrated extremely long lifecycles, such as set-top boxes (STBs) and TVs.
Blog 3/24/2012 23 comments
Why can’t the world’s biggest IC company get any market share in the cellular space?
What were they thinking: Hung Far Low
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/23/2012 9 comments
Yes, this is a real name of a restaurant in Portland – the oldest Chinese restaurant in town and the city paid a lot of money to have this sign restored…
Why systems need to get smarter
Blog 3/22/2012 7 comments
According to market researcher IDC, the amount of digital data that will exist in 2020 will be 50 times greater than current levels. Are we ready for all that data? Better yet, are our systems equipped to manage it?
Blog 3/22/2012 1 comment
There are many tools available or being developed today that are reminiscent of the tricorder medical apparatus on Star Trek.
Just call me “Tracker Trucker Max”
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/20/2012 7 comments
I can't tell you exactly which flavor my new truck is, but it's a honking great big one with a large extended cab and four doors…
STEM to STEAMD
Engineering Pop Culture! 3/20/2012 5 comments
Scrapyard Challenge Jr. puts art and design in STEM and makes musical teddy bears...and little children love it.
What can I believe about foods?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/20/2012 10 comments
Who is paying for all of the studies that keep barraging me with information about my health, food items and how I should live my life?
More on digital audio formats: 24/192, iTunes optimized, adaptive
Audio DesignLine Blog 3/20/2012 5 comments
Some interesting follow-up news items in the wake of Neil Young's recent comments about MP3s and the quality of digital audio include an argument against 24/192 downloads, guidelines for 'mastering for iTunes,' and a new adaptive HD audio format in the works at Apple.
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