Content posted in September 2005
Really fast food
Blog 9/30/2005 Post a comment
One of the most pressing problems of civilization as we know it is about to be solved by ZigBee technology. Namely, "How do you pay your restaurant bill when the waiter/waitress has gone missing?"
Magma Erupts, Spews Fire
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 9/29/2005 Post a comment
Not since a similar all-out war between Cadence and Avanti, when Cadence employees "borrowed" source code to create Avanti, has a press release contained so much venom.
Blog 9/29/2005 Post a comment
Green Hills supports VxWorks 6; Phoenix becomes Microsoft Windows embedded partner; Sun supports MontaVista Linux.
Ride Along with Mario!
Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/28/2005 Post a comment
Our in-car video shows Mario Andretti hustling a Porsche GT3 Cup car around California's Infineon Raceway.
Change the world
Audio DesignLine Blog 9/27/2005 Post a comment
The greatest opportunity for innovation remains in smaller organizations that are trying to change one small part of the world. What do you know that can change the world?
TV on a popstick
Blog 9/26/2005 Post a comment
A mobile TV trial in the UK is an interesting concept that raises a few questions about practicality and a good deal of curiosity about the technology.
Tech's abandoned institutions
Blog 9/26/2005 Post a comment
Telcordia vice president Bob Lucky's eulogy for the Bell Labs Holmdel, N.J., facility in the September IEEE Spectrum also bade farewell to the Army's Fort Monmouth Labs.
Introducing DJ iPod
Audio DesignLine Blog 9/25/2005 Post a comment
Technology changes sometimes have unexpected consequences. I for one had never thought that an iPod would replace a wedding DJ.
Canon Expo and next-generation displays
Blog 9/24/2005 Post a comment
The company previewed many of its new consumer and business products with the focus, of course, on digital imaging. Canon has a new logo -- 'image ANYWARE.' This obviously refers Canon's prowess in digital cameras, camcorders, and home/office printing capabilities. Going forward, the 'image ANYWARE' will also include display products
Standardizing a wireless future
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 9/23/2005 Post a comment
Wireless technology makes a lot of sense in the ever-changing industrial automation field, but it’s going to be a long time coming. That could be a good thing, since it gives standards groups a chance to do everything in their power to make sure that wireless moves into the factory as quickly as possible.
Blog 9/20/2005 Post a comment
Nokia joins Eclipse; Wind River CEO presents to Bank of America; PC/104 seeks entries for embedded-software award; Microsoft gives Wipro of India Gold Status in embedded partner program.
Mother's Day everyday
Blog 9/20/2005 Post a comment
The massive annual assault on the PSTN on Mother's Day has something to tell us about trying to cram data, voice and video into IP communications pipes.
C Programmers, Don't Miss Out
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 9/19/2005 Post a comment
Does place-and-route, concerns of chip real estate, and issues of timing make your eyes glaze over? It seems you're not alone.
Engineers face more changes
Audio DesignLine Blog 9/19/2005 Post a comment
Our industry is undergoing yet another sea-change of how we do our engineering jobs. That point was driven home this morning when I read my copy of EE Times. A series of articles not directly related to Audio caught my eye. Not because of their technical content, but because they signal more changes in the engineering profession.
Blog 9/16/2005 Post a comment
A new word has entered the technology lexicon: bluestabbing. It involves cell phones and, not too surprisingly, Bluetooth.
Robots, not rust
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 9/16/2005 Post a comment
The Industrial Midwest’s Rust Belt moniker probably won’t ever die, but that’s about the only part of the industrial heartland that isn’t changing. The factories that brought that derogatory nickname have been upgraded to meet 21st century demands
VoIP is coming!
Blog 9/15/2005 Post a comment
I can just hear old Paul Revere shouting, "VoIP is coming! VoIP is coming! VoIP is coming!" as myself and a whole bunch of other people descend on Boston for the Fall 2005 VON show.
The world is going 1080p
Blog 9/14/2005 Post a comment
C.E.D.I.A. opened this past week in Indianapolis, IN, and fostered several themes. The two most important themes were: iPOD connectivity, and displays with resolutions of 1080p. If there ever could be two technologies that are at the opposite ends of the spectrum, it's these two technologies.
One-sided business decisions
Audio DesignLine Blog 9/12/2005 Post a comment
It’s tempting to dump all responsibility for maintaining flexibility onto software. After all, “it’s only software.” Like many one-sided business/technical decisions, over-reliance on software will cause more problems than it cures.
Doing their part
Power DesignLine Blog 9/9/2005 Post a comment
Came across an interesting article about a school system that was doing its part to save energy by using more efficient power supplies. This could work, but are there other ways?
Dice or Dartboard?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 9/8/2005 Post a comment
Today, two market research firms stuck their necks out to provide forecasts for 2006.
How do I use this thing?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 9/7/2005 Post a comment
Medical, aerospace, nuclear, human genome, financial and other applications are seeing the inherent value and cost-effective price tag of FPGAs.
Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/7/2005 Post a comment
It is not farfetched to see a car that augments a driver's skills that decline with age, allowing independent living.
Blog 9/7/2005 Post a comment
Device makers get Daylight Savings Time extension; Fed approves Green Hills software; kit for Win Embedded; Trolltech mulls IPO.
Blog 9/5/2005 Post a comment
Gather 'round, engineering innovators, and listen as we reveal how you can achieve instant fame, courtesy of EE Times.
Crisis in emergency communications
Audio DesignLine Blog 9/4/2005 Post a comment
Little did I suspect one week ago that I would be writing an audio article prompted by the ravages of hurricane Katrina. I like many others made some very bad assumptions.
News from IFA in Berlin
Blog 9/2/2005 Post a comment
IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), which is held every two years, has opened this week in Berlin. IFA is the largest Consumer Electronics show or trade fair in the world.
Some kind of miracle?
Blog 9/1/2005 Post a comment
Okay..I'm sitting here watching coverage of the hurricane relief efforts and people are calling CNN from payphones? From phones in the Ritz-Carlton? And people are blogging from waterlogged buildings. I don't get it.
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