• Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    Polar Coding Notes: A Simple Proof
    Published. November 8, 2018

    For any B-DMC $W$, the channels ${W_N^{(i)}}$ polarize in the sense that, for any fixed $delta in (0, 1)$, as $N$ goes to infinity through powers of two, the fraction of indices $i in {1, dots, N}$ for which $I(W_N^{(i)}) in (1 ? delta, 1]$ goes to $I(W)$ and the fraction for which $I(W_N^{(i)}) in [0, delta)$ goes to $1?I(W)^{[1]}$.Mrs. Gerber’s LemmaMrs. Gerber’s Lemma......

  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Best Walmart Black Friday 2018 deals: $99 Chromebook, $89 Windows 2-in-1, and more
    Published. November 12, 2018

    The mega-retailer has a few PC deals for shoppers, even including one on an HP Pavilion gaming laptop....

  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog

    EEVBlog #1145 – Dumpster Diving 4K TV!
    Published. November 11, 2018

    Dave finds a 65″ 4K UHD LG LCD TV in the dumpster! Will it work? Bonus teardown included. Forum

  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft to start shipping Surface Go tablets with built-in LTE on November 20
    Published. November 12, 2018

    Microsoft soon will be selling both consumer and commercial models of the LTE versions of its smallest Surface devices, the Surface Go....

  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Adding imagination to your next-generation appliances
    Published. November 12, 2018

    Every day we interact with human machine interfaces (HMIs). Some of these interactions are obvious, like when you touch the home screen on your smartphone or tablet, but the most common context for HMI is actually in industrial applications. At the Appliance and Electronics World Expo earlier this year, more and more appliances – refrigerators, robot vacuums, cooking ranges and cooker hoods – added touch keys and LED animation to the HMI. This trend enables designers to make their products smarter...

  • Taking Measure

    Taking Measure

    A Framework for Online Privacy
    Published. October 16, 2018

    Online privacy is a growing concern. Companies are mining our personal information and preferences to sell us products and present us with other kinds of content that we will like. But as useful as the fruits of this data sharing can be, there is a dark side. Data breaches have exposed us to identity theft, extortion and made us susceptible to manipulation that goes far beyond consumer product preferences. We spoke with NIST Senior Privacy Policy Advisor Naomi Lefkovitz about online privacy and...

  • Krebs on Security

    Krebs on Security

    Credit Freezes are Free: Let the Ice Age Begin
    Published. September 21, 2018

    It is now free in every U.S. state to freeze and unfreeze your credit file and that of your dependents, a process that blocks identity thieves and others from looking at private details in your consumer credit history. If you've been holding out because you're not particularly worried about ID theft, here's another reason to reconsider: The credit bureaus profit from selling copies of your file to others, so freezing your file also lets you deny these dinosaurs a valuable revenue stream....


    Typecasting and the "trust us" factor
    Published. July 18, 2018

    Finding myself on the other side of the table in the consumer-vendor relationship has resulted in some eye opening experiences. These are things I look back on, and realize that I strenuously avoided doing during my Scalable days. But I see everyone doing it now, as they try to sell me stuff, or convince me ... Read moreTypecasting and the "trust us" factor...

  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    ?Linux gaming gets a new head of Steam
    Published. August 29, 2018

    Steam's dream of Linux-powered Steam gaming machines never came to fruition, but the company has returned to Linux by bringing Windows-based games to Linux with a software-only approach....

  • IEEE Standards Association

    IEEE Standards Association

    We Are Testing the Future Right Now
    Published. August 6, 2018

    Ethernet technologies provide flexible, scalable and cost-effective in-vehicle network. As such, automotive industries are looking to Automotive Ethernet as the next generation communication bus and it has become increasingly important as a backbone to a car's communication network. Safety standards and increased consumer communication demands require the automotive industry to add more applications with ever-increasing complexity for connectivity to networks. The post We Are Testing the Future Right...

  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone

    The Secret Sauce of Functional Safety
    Published. July 3, 2018

    Is there a secret sauce for functional safety? I have been asked if there was only one thing from functional safety that I think should be applied to every product development, what would it be. My answer: rigorous requirements management.Requirements management is important for any project but functional safety takes it to a new level and insists on minimum standards.In theory, requirements capture and management are easy and if you read the books on the topic it all looks good. However, when...

  • Jason Sachs' Embedded

    Jason Sachs' Embedded

    Implementation Complexity, Part I: The Tower of Babel, Gremlins, and The Mythical Man-Month
    Published. June 9, 2013

    I thought I'd post a follow-up, in a sense, to an older post about complexity in consumer electronics I wrote a year and a half ago. That was kind of a rant against overly complex user interfaces. I am a huge opponent of unnecessary complexity in almost any kind of interface, whether a user interface or a programming interface or an electrical interface. Interfaces should be clean and......

  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone

    Predictably Unpredictable: Adventures in the Ionosphere
    Published. June 14, 2018

    Have you ever listened to AM radio at night and wondered how you could hear stations from great distances away, but not hear them during the day? So have scientists and researchers, who have spent decades trying to understand what's going on above us to cause radio signals to "skip" like that at night. That led to more questions, such as why a signal sent from the same location at the same time of the day - but at a different frequency - skips farther or shorter distances? Or...

  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    FPGA or DSP Processor - Parameters to Make the Right Choice
    Published. December 28, 2011

    Introduction Digital Signal Processing (DSP) has a huge global market that is growing fast day by day with rapidly evolving sophisticated modern electronics applications like 3G wireless, voice over internet protocol (VoIP), multimedia systems, radar and satellite systems, medical systems, image-processing applications and consumer electronics. These sophisticated DSP applications pose many......

  • Mocana IoT Security Blog

    Mocana IoT Security Blog

    Why Consumers Don’t Trust Smart Home Devices
    Published. June 16, 2017

    Smart home devices promise convenience, ubiquity, round-the-clock connectivity and control. But for consumers, security, privacy and reliability matter the most....

  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    What You Need to Know About Using 1D CFD
    Published. March 9, 2017

    Fluid systems have been challenging engineers since the beginnings of civilization, from ancient public water systems to modern planes, trains, and automobiles. As civilizations have evolved, so has the complexity of technological systems. Today, many consumer products are complex systems-of-systems, a mix of fluid, mechanical, electrical, and control systems that have varying degrees of interactions […]...

  • Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    PlayFirst abandons PC/Mac market for greener mobile pastures
    Published. October 9, 2012

    PlayFirst calls it quits on PC and Mac, doubling down on iOS and Android instead. Flo fans will just have to go buy a tablet to get their daily dash on....

  • Tech Design Forums Blog

    Tech Design Forums Blog

    Tensilica DSP extends pipeline for performance
    Published. April 11, 2018

    Cadence Design Systems’ Tensilica division has launched a variant of its Vision P6 processor core to tackle embedded designs that need to run a mixture of imaging and deep learning-type algorithms....

  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    What’s New in HyperLynx VX.2.3?
    Published. March 28, 2018

    I’m glad you asked! HyperLynx® VX.2.3 contains a large number of signal- and power-integrity analysis features, with a big focus on SERDES channel design and analysis (2-minute video). The release also includes more than 40 customer-requested enhancements (Ideas). Major new functionality is listed below. Automatic Channel Extraction and Modeling (Industry First) In VX.2.3, HyperLynx automatically […]...

  • Functional Verification Blog

    Functional Verification Blog

    This Was 2017, Looking Forward 2018
    Published. January 16, 2018

    With 2017 just out of the door, this is a good time to stop for a few minutes, look back at 2017, and plan ahead for 2018 and the years to come. While thinking of the projects and challenges awaiting you, don’t miss this video - Specman news, Jan 2018 - an interview with Orit Kirshenberg, the manager of Specman R&D. In this interview, Kirshenberg shares her view of Specman evolution in 2017, and some of the trends she is seeing in the verification industry. One of the pieces of good news that Kirshenberg...

  • Paul Johnston's Blog

    Paul Johnston's Blog

    What a difference a year makes in Electric Vehicle electrical platform design concerns.
    Published. October 28, 2017

    One of the highlights of my business year is the IESF conference. Here in the USA on September 20th – this year at the excellent venue the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth everyone I got feedback from enjoyed the event. The website is now showing video highlights of lots of the speakers at […]...

  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    The One About Destiny
    Published. January 27, 2017

    With each episode of The Important Thing, I find a smart person on the planet and we talk about one thing… usually. In the second episode, I am excited to be joined by my fellow Guardian John Siracusa to discuss the video game Destiny. Proudest moments, total time wasted, and the reality of the Hunter… More...

  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    No to Know VIP – Validated!
    Published. April 7, 2016

    We have talked about how one can go from ‘No to Know VIP’ in my 3 part series and how Questa VIP PCIe Starter Kits make a Verification engineer’s life easy. Xilinx® recently posted the “UltraScale PCIe PIPE Simulation with Mentor QVIP” YouTube video that demonstrates how easy it is to hook Questa Verification IP […]...

  • Electrical Engineers  Talk Tech

    Electrical Engineers Talk Tech

    AMD Targets Embedded Graphics
    Published. September 29, 2015

    As the PC market flounders, AMD continues focus on embedded, this time with three (3) new GPU families. The widescreen LCD digital sign at my doctor’s office tells me today’s date, that it’s flu season, and that various health maintenance … Continue reading →...

  • Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow

    The engineering – marketing divide
    Published. April 6, 2014

    We have all sat in surreal meetings with the sales and marketing folks. This video captures the dynamic perfectly (caution – you won’t know whether to laugh or cry): The Expert Video I actually have some sympathy for the marketing people portrayed here, as it must be very hard when you’re so far out of […]...

  • The Moth

    The Moth

    Multi-Device Development in Visual Studio
    Published. May 28, 2014

    You've read on Soma's blog post that Microsoft is broadening Visual Studio's reach to other platforms (including for example Android)…  specifically this is what Soma wrote: "With bring-your-own-device trends in the enterprise, and heterogeneity in the consumer mobile device market, developers are increasingly focused on building apps that can target a variety of devices. We are committed to enabling developers to build apps for this heterogeneous, mobile-first world with Visual Studio for...

  • Gabe On EDA

    Gabe On EDA

    Synopsys and Tektronix Offer New New FPGA-Based Prototyping Solutions
    Published. November 12, 2012

    Increasing design complexity is posing heighten verification complexity. Most of the consumer electronic products that are pushing vendors toward state of the art processes require real time responses. These applications cannot be debugged using software based tools. Thus the use of FPGAs for SoC verification has become the norm. In the last two weeks both Synopsys and Tektronix have introduced new powerful verification solutions to aid engineers developing SoC devices. read more...

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