Content posted in August 2007
Are you ready for C.E.D.I.A.?
Blog 8/31/2007 Post a comment
I don't know about you, but I have been inundated with emails and calls regarding seeing all of the new DTV and A/V products that will be unveiled next week. If I took 30-minutes for each company that had asked for a meeting, I would be spending the next couple of months in Denver, CO instead of just five days. C.E.D.I.A., in its own way, has become as important as CES for those of us who cover CE in all of its forms.
Phones, BackPacks, Cheating, and YouTube
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 8/29/2007 Post a comment
While we take great pride in the latest RF devices that enable communications at lower and lower costs with higher functionality, sometimes there can be some "collateral damage."
The femtocell explosion
Blog 8/29/2007 Post a comment
There's no doubt that femtocells are a promising technology. Having your very own mobile communications in your home will solve a lot of problems.
The Dependency Problem
Blog 8/28/2007 Post a comment
Kits offer a structured channel to sell IP and consulting services which may otherwise be more difficult to sell, and they tie the customer to the company more closely than what a tool license can do
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 8/24/2007 Post a comment
Standardization around the PC and related technologies has brought huge benefits to many industries, primarily in cost savings and simplifying maintenance.
The state of the TV market
Blog 8/24/2007 Post a comment
Well, it's been an interesting week with regards to flat-panel TV sales esp. LCDs. At the beginning of the week, iSuppli came out with its Q2 2007 numbers, and shocked many people. Vizio in the second quarter shipped 606,402 LCD-TVs in North America, up a stunning 76.4 percent increase from 343,704 in the first quarter 2007 to become number 1.
Blog 8/21/2007 Post a comment
I believe that the motivation for Cadence to purchase Clearshape was solely motivated by business reasons and in particular the viability of Clearshape as a stand alone company.
When good technology goes bad
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 8/19/2007 Post a comment
DSP technology is changing the world--and not always for the better. As engineers, what is our responsibility for the downside of DSP?
Tale of two tests
Blog 8/19/2007 Post a comment
It is no secret that 802.11n is hot. The release of two recent tests comparing systems based on Draft 802.11n chip sets elicited a lot of interest from readers over the past two weeks.
Audio DesignLine Blog 8/19/2007 Post a comment
You won't believe your eyes (and ears) as members of the Audiophile Club of Athens introduce us into the world of extreme audio in this short web film.
The coming of age for Blu-ray
Blog 8/17/2007 Post a comment
Last week I wrote about HD DVD and characterizing it as "The Little Engine That Could." Many of my colleagues believe that this is wishful thinking on my part. They believe -- and probably rightly so -- that Blu-ray Disc will eventually succeed over HD DVD. It doesn't matter that picture quality (in my estimation) is better than Blu-ray because as well all know, it's not a deciding factor.
An Unclear Shape
Blog 8/17/2007 Post a comment
Cadence's acquisition of Clear Shape has done little or nothing to clear up the situation in the DFM market.
Engineer with a subwoofer
Audio DesignLine Blog 8/15/2007 Post a comment
If you're going to wake someone up in the apartment next door at 3 AM in the morning playing loud video games, you'd better be sure they're not an engineer with a subwoofer.
Have you seen "The Device"?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/15/2007 Post a comment
"The Device Patented Process Indicating Apparatus" is an enigmatic beast; at first glance, one hardly knows what to make of it ... and at second glance things don't get much better.
HDMI Licensing, LLC responds to blog on fees
Blog 8/13/2007 Post a comment
From Les Chard, president of HDMI Licensing: "HDMI Licensing would like the opportunity to address some of the issues you raise in your article... Please be aware that the HDMI requirements for compliance testing do not include SimplayHD testing. The testing fees described in your article are all fees related to the SimplayHD testing program, which is again an elective, optional program for HDMI products."
Free guide to audio metering basics
Audio DesignLine Blog 8/11/2007 Post a comment
A free downloadable guide on audio levels and metering covers basic terms and definitions as well as issues like loudness, A-weighting and how analog levels relate to digital scales.
AMAZING Victorian-styled computers!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/10/2007 Post a comment
I am completely blown away. I have just been exposed to the most amazing Victorian-styled computer keyboards, displays, cabinets ... and all sorts of things!
A bid for innovation
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 8/10/2007 Post a comment
One novel aspect in National Instruments' efforts to foster innovation is an idea market, based on the stock market.
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