Content posted in May 2014
Circuit Reliability for the Auto Industry
Blog 5/29/2014 5 comments
Let's look specifically at the automotive industry, examine some of the circuit reliability challenges they must overcome to meet both industry quality standards and consumers’ expectations.
Blog 5/29/2014 1 comment
The forthcoming Design Automation Conference (DAC) will be a prime venue to learn more about the varied uses of hardware emulation.
When Troubleshooting Is Like Going Down a Rathole
Engineering Investigations 5/29/2014 19 comments
It's really mind-boggling to think of what my hourly rate would be if I were paid for the actual time that I spent troubleshooting a problem to get to a fix. The challenge is to avoid going down a rathole.
Why Intel-Rockchip Tie-Up Matters
Blog 5/28/2014 11 comments
After Miya Kong discussed the latest Intel-Rockchip announcement with China's industry insiders, we know the two companies have agreed on three points: X86 architecture, 3G modem license, and 14-nm capacity support.
A. E. Housman & Moi
Max’s Cool Beans 5/28/2014 19 comments
In which we discover that EETimes Editor Max Maxfield is related to the famous English classical scholar and poet, A.E. Housman.
Radio Ga Ga
Max’s Cool Beans 5/23/2014 55 comments
Max Maxfield has a vacuum tube radio that needs some love, but he doesn't have the knowledge required to treat it with the respect it deserves.
Break 'Introversion Glass Ceiling'
Blog 5/23/2014 10 comments
Can your innermost introvert stand the rigors of CEO-style schmoozing, evangelistic product marketing, and rallying the troops to get your tech startup thriving? You may be surprised.
HP's $99 Android Tablet
Blog 5/23/2014 3 comments
Tablet bargain seekers have another option in HP's new $99 Android tablet, but the device's specs and battery life disappoint.
Why Do You Do It That Way?
Max’s Cool Beans 5/22/2014 18 comments
When using software tools, hardware devices, and mechanical contraptions, do you always follow a certain sequence of operations on the basis that you know this sequence works?
Machine Fixes That Made Me Go 'DUH!'
Engineering Pop Culture! 5/22/2014 21 comments
Manufacturing engineer Jeremy Cook discusses a few machine failure problems that seemed complicated at the onset, but were quite simple to solve in the end, and the lessons he learned.
The Cigar Box Creepster
Engineering Pop Culture! 5/21/2014 2 comments
Jeremy Cook's Cigar Box Creepster opens up when triggered with a knock or other sound, then slams back down as if to express “his” annoyance.
Home Health Devices to Double by 2018
Blog 5/20/2014 7 comments
An aging population, the proliferation of connected devices, and the growing need to contain healthcare costs will produce a spike in the global market for home health technologies in the coming years.
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