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  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #1043 – Mailbag
    Published. December 11, 2017

    More Mailbag! MLCC Paper Forum HERE SPOILERS: AVX Capacitor Bonanza! Pixel LED Light Kickstarter Carbide Steel Multimeter Test Probes AMX Touch Screen controller teardown Patent bullshit and automotive meter teardown Pandora Portable Gaming Console Teardown...


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: 25 functions for 25 cents: systems and housekeeping
    Published. December 5, 2017

    Does your system need more nonvolatile memory? Maybe you’re looking for a low-power keypad or an external watchdog timer? This wide range of applications may seem unrelated, but they can all be realized using cost-effective MSP430™ ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) microcontrollers (MCUs). Traditionally, designers implement functions such as electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) or external watchdog timers with dedicated integrated circuits (ICs) that vary significantly...


  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    Virtuosity: Can I Plot Signals with Different Axis Units in the Same Window?
    Published. December 5, 2017

    Have you been frustrated trying to drag signals around in Virtuoso ® Visualization and Analysis only to see this icon telling you that you can't drag the signal there? You can right-click on the axis and check the Allow Any Units option, this will enable you to overlay signals with different axis units. From the short video below, you can see that the first attempt at moving the signal failed. Then, when Allow Any Units is selected the signal can be overlaid. Also, notice that the axis label...


  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    Virtuosity: Can I Plot Signals with Different Axis Units in the Same Window?
    Published. December 5, 2017

    Have you been frustrated trying to drag signals around in Virtuoso ® Visualization and Analysis only to see this icon telling you that you can't drag the signal there? You can right-click on the axis and check the Allow Any Units option, this will enable you to overlay signals with different axis units. From the short video below, you can see that the first attempt at moving the signal failed. Then, when Allow Any Units is selected the signal can be overlaid. Also, notice that the axis label...


  • Joseph Hupcey Blog

    Joseph Hupcey Blog

    Virtuosity: Can I Plot Signals with Different Axis Units in the Same Window?
    Published. December 5, 2017

    Have you been frustrated trying to drag signals around in Virtuoso ® Visualization and Analysis only to see this icon telling you that you can't drag the signal there? You can right-click on the axis and check the Allow Any Units option, this will enable you to overlay signals with different axis units. From the short video below, you can see that the first attempt at moving the signal failed. Then, when Allow Any Units is selected the signal can be overlaid. Also, notice that the axis label...


  • Michael Jacobs Blog

    Michael Jacobs Blog

    Virtuosity: Can I Plot Signals with Different Axis Units in the Same Window?
    Published. December 5, 2017

    Have you been frustrated trying to drag signals around in Virtuoso ® Visualization and Analysis only to see this icon telling you that you can't drag the signal there? You can right-click on the axis and check the Allow Any Units option, this will enable you to overlay signals with different axis units. From the short video below, you can see that the first attempt at moving the signal failed. Then, when Allow Any Units is selected the signal can be overlaid. Also, notice that the axis label...


  • Tom Anderson's Blog

    Tom Anderson's Blog

    Virtuosity: Can I Plot Signals with Different Axis Units in the Same Window?
    Published. December 5, 2017

    Have you been frustrated trying to drag signals around in Virtuoso ® Visualization and Analysis only to see this icon telling you that you can't drag the signal there? You can right-click on the axis and check the Allow Any Units option, this will enable you to overlay signals with different axis units. From the short video below, you can see that the first attempt at moving the signal failed. Then, when Allow Any Units is selected the signal can be overlaid. Also, notice that the axis label...


  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Feedback Controllers - Making Hardware with Firmware. Part 6. Self-Calibration Related.
    Published. December 3, 2017

    This article will consider the engineering of a self-calibration & self-test capability to enable the project hardware to be configured and its basic performance evaluated and verified, ready for the development of the low-latency controller DSP firmware and closed-loop applications. Performance specifications will be documented in due course, on the project website...


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    32GB USB stick won't store video files over 16GB
    Published. December 2, 2017

    I just bought a 32GB USB stick to store 15.7GB of video on. When I get about halfway, any more video files I add will not play, or in most cases will not even show up. I've tried reformatting a few times....


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    The latest Amazon Black Friday deals on laptops, desktop PCs
    Published. November 24, 2017

    The biggest online retailer has a gaming PC deal of the day for Black Friday itself, along with discounts on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 2-in-1 laptops, Asus notebooks, and more....


  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    So You Want to Gong-Fu?
    Published. November 2, 2017

    The Gong-fu Tea Ceremony is a storied traditional method for brewing and enjoying tea (here’s another instructional video). When you start to spend money on higher quality leaf, the gong-fu tea ceremony will yield better results for a more immersive and enjoyable tea experience. Even lower quality tea can taste much better using the gong-fu […]...


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    Ensuring Openness Through and In Open Source Licensing
    Published. October 30, 2017

    It simply may not be clear to those encountering open source for the first time the scope of the Open Source Definition, or the standards expected by the international open source community, when OSI approved licenses are applied. We're here to help clear things up.Some of the largest forces in business today—consumer-facing companies like Google and Facebook, business-facing companies like Salesforce and SUSE, companies outside the tech industry such as BMW, Capital One, and Zalando, even first-gen...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft to add free premium features to Outlook.com for Office 365 consumer subscribers
    Published. October 30, 2017

    Microsoft is adding to Outlook.com for free new ad-free inbox, enhanced malware and phishing protection and larger mailbox sizes. The catch: Users must be Office 365 Home/Premium users to qualify....


  • 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 mentor.com website is now showing video highlights of lots of the speakers at […]...


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Celebrating Five Years of Performance-Optimized Arm-Based SoCs: Now including AMBA5
    Published. October 12, 2017

    It’s been quite a long 5-year journey building and deploying Performance Analysis, Verification, and Debug capabilities for Arm-based SoCs. We worked with some of the smartest engineers on the planet. First with the engineers at Arm, with whom we collaborated to develop and validate our solutions with their IP. Then with the top customers in the world, who must continually overcome increasing SoC complexity due to architecture changes such as cache coherency, increased IP integration, and the massive...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    USB 3.2—The USB Type-C Connector Finally Met its Match
    Published. September 19, 2017

    It’s only a week before the first event of USB Developer Days, a series of meetings for USB developers, where the USB 3.2 specification will be formally announced. Much like with any recent smartphone announcement, we know pretty much everything about the new standard before it’s formally announced. We know that the big news is the 20Gbps support, twice the performance of the previous (USB 3.1 Gen 2) standard, which is enabled by using the second high-speed signal pair of the USB Type-C...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    How to Get to a Trillion Devices in the Internet of Things in 2035
    Published. September 12, 2017

    Next month at Arm TechCon, one of the key discussion topics with be the internet of things (IoT), especially after Masayoshi Son, Arm's "parent" Softbank’s CEO, took the stage last year and boldly predicted that “more important, in the next 20 years, we will see 1 trillion internet of things devices.” So that means 1 trillion devices in 2035. That’s not too far in the future! Are we on the right track? Well, let’s first clearly identify the target and put it in perspective....


  • Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    The Art of Analog Design Part 1: Overview of Variation-Aware and Robust Design
    Published. August 10, 2017

    In this series, we will focus on advanced concepts for custom IC design, in particular, variation-aware design (VAD). With emergence of high-speed simulators such as Spectre ® APS, designers can now run simulations faster than ever before, so they are able to more completely verify their designs before taping out. However, it requires more than verifying the proper functionality for different stimulus and performance across corner conditions to assure a design is successful. To be successful...


  • MyEclipse

    MyEclipse

    Angular 4 Is Coming!
    Published. March 3, 2017

    Update: Since this blog was first created, Angular 4 has been released. Watch the following video to discover how easy it is to upgrade an Angular 2 project to Angular 4 using Angular IDE.  Good news for Angular 2 users — Angular 4, a backwards compatible upgrade, is around the corner!  It will offer further […] The post Angular 4 Is Coming! appeared first on Genuitec....


  • MyEclipse

    MyEclipse

    Angular 4 Is Coming!
    Published. March 3, 2017

    Update: Since this blog was first created, Angular 4 has been released. Watch the following video to discover how easy it is to upgrade an Angular 2 project to Angular 4 using Angular IDE.  Good news for Angular 2 users — Angular 4, a backwards compatible upgrade, is around the corner!  It will offer further […] The post Angular 4 Is Coming! appeared first on Genuitec....


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Cadence tunes fixed-point DSP for neural networks
    Published. May 1, 2017

    Cadence has stripped out some of the image-processing functions of the Vision P6 and boosted the number of execution units to build a DSP aimed at deep learning....


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    The Fuel Cell Isn’t Dead Yet
    Published. April 7, 2017

    It’s been a flop in the consumer market, but hydrogen still holds a little promise in industrial and defense applications....


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Ten Novelty Mice Definitely Worth Checking Out
    Published. March 29, 2017

    Fingerprint Security Mouse (2016) Thermaltake’s Black FP is a biometric security gaming mouse whose original design can be traced back to Black V2. Adding […] The post Ten Novelty Mice Definitely Worth Checking Out appeared first on Everything USB....


  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    Call for Presentations
    Published. March 22, 2017

    Aside from my day job, I’ve been working on a rather fun project – creating short videos from the 2016 FloEFD Simulation Conference. I’ve got hours of video footage to look through so I’ve been watching them during those awkward times … you know, when you have a few minutes before a meeting starts but […]...


  • 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...


  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Developers are Writing the Script for the Future
    Published. December 9, 2016

    Last week I was invited to Slush in Helsinki, where I gave a keynote called “Developers are Writing the Script for the Future.” Here’s a 20 minute video… Read more "Developers are Writing the Script for the Future"...


  • David Lacey's IT Security Blog

    David Lacey's IT Security Blog

    Minimising the snooping
    Published. March 1, 2015

    It was interesting to see Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, voicing his opinions that government and companies should not have access to private consumer information. It’s rich coming from a vendor with access to so much of our personal information.  I don’t mind security services having access for national security purposes. It’s necessary in an increasingly... The post Minimising the snooping appeared first on David Laceys IT Security Blog....


  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    Debugging Multi-Language Verification Environments
    Published. June 29, 2015

    As shown in previous blog posts in the Multi-Language Verification Environment series, creating multi-language verification environments is not difficult. Using UVM-ML, we can pass data between components via TLM ports, instantiate e components within SystemVerilog (and vise versa), and configure the sub-components – independent of the verification language they are implemented in. But the real challenge, like with most of the verification tasks – is debugging. As we know, verification engineers...


  • Ran Avinun's Blog

    Ran Avinun's Blog

    System Industry Trends - 2010 Highlights and What's Coming Up for 2011 (Part II)
    Published. December 28, 2010

    2010 was a very dynamic year for the electronic systems industry overall and Cadence in particular. In this set of blogs, I discuss some of the trends that started in 2010 and will continue in 2011. In part I, I talked about the key growth market, key industry challenges and the role of EDA. In this blog post (part II), I will talk about Cadence offerings addressing these challenges. Cadence System Design and Verification -- Addressing IP Productivity and System Integration In order to be successful,...


  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    It’s Time to Modernize Debug Data and It’s Happening at DAC
    Published. June 4, 2015

    “The leading edge is 1 million gates.” That was the news when we approved IEEE Verilog 1364-1995 and the open VCD syntax standard for debug data interoperability. Now the leading edge is over 1 billion gates and it’s time to modernize VCD. If you stop by the Verification Academy booth at DAC on Tuesday June 9 at 5pm, you’ll learn how. Now that I’ve piqued your interest, lets take a look at why we need to do this. In the early 1990s, engineers were running RTL and gate designs on simulators...


  • Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Collaboration, Concurrency, and Convergence: CDNLive! Silicon Valley 2012
    Published. March 19, 2012

    I was out in San Jose last week for CDNLive! Silicon Valley 2012 -- our US user's group conference. I feel like we've been on a good run with this conference during the past few years. I'm seeing users return to present papers year after year. And each year we seem to have new users who are inspired to share what they've been working on at a future conference. Here are three themes I noticed at this year's conference: Collaboration The conference is all about collaboration --...


  • Team Verify's Blog

    Team Verify's Blog

    DVCon 2013 for Formal and ABV Users
    Published. February 11, 2013

    At the upcoming DVCon (in San Jose, CA February 25-28) , Cadence will cover all aspects of our verification technologies and methodologies (full list of Cadence-sponsored events is here ). However, Team Verify would like to alert users of Cadence Incisive formal and multi-engine tools, apps, and assertion-based verification (ABV) to the following papers and posters focused on this domain. * Session 2, Tuesday Feb. 26, 9-10:30am features two papers: Paper 2.1, "Overcoming AXI Asynchronous Bridge...


  • Team ESL Blog

    Team ESL Blog

    Full System vs Sub-system Virtual Prototyping
    Published. August 6, 2009

    There is a strong movement in the industry to move to create Virtual Prototypes of systems, prior to RTL coding. These Virtual Prototypes are being used for early software development and architectural analysis. Since there are typically many blocks in a design, the development of a Virtual Prototype can be unwieldy. While you might have a goal of creating one, you may be dazed at the number of components that need to be created or acquired (multiple CPU's, DSP's, MPEG engines, multiple memory...


  • Signal Integrity

    Signal Integrity

    Farewell Posting: How to Model Nonlinear Magnetics in Power Electronics
    Published. May 31, 2016

    Signal integrity is all about moving information, but power electronics is all about moving power. So what’s my latest power electronics video doing on a signal integrity blog? Well, one way of looking at it — and it’s a stretch — is that signal integrity overlaps with power integrity and power integrity starts with the […]...


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    Linux 4.6 is a major release: Here's what's new and improved
    Published. May 18, 2016

    With better security, improved ARM support, and, oh yes, better gaming hardware support, Linux 4.6 is a major update....


  • John Day

    John Day

    MOST Is Now in More than 200 Vehicle Models
    Published. May 4, 2016

    The MOST® Cooperation (Media Oriented Systems Transport) said that GM’s Cadillac CT6 is the 204th vehicle model implementing MOST multimedia network technology. “We are delighted about the continued implementation of this automotive network standard by key carmakers worldwide,” said MOST Cooperation Administrator Henry Muyshondt. “In fact, MOST is so widely used now, that MOSTCO is […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Blog

    Webcast: Porting a Windows Embedded CE 6 BSP to Compact 7
    Published. December 8, 2011

    Date: December 13, 2011 Time: 9:00 a.m. (Pacific) Registration: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032501309&Culture=en-US Windows Embedded Compact has a myriad of new features – from multiprocessor support to more RAM to an enhanced Silverlight for Windows Embedded.  In this webcast you’ll learn how to enable these features on your hardware by porting your Windows Embedded CE 6 Board Support......


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Massive unapologetic storage firepower part 4: On the test track with a Forte unit … vaaaaROOOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!!
    Published. March 13, 2016

    I am trying to help people conceptualize the experience. Here is a video depicting very fast, very powerful cars and their sound signatures. This is a good start. Take one of those awesome machines, and turn off half the engine. So it is literally running with 1/2 of its power turned off. Remember this. There […]...


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Massive unapologetic storage firepower part 4: On the test track with a Forte unit … vaaaaROOOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!!
    Published. March 13, 2016

    I am trying to help people conceptualize the experience. Here is a video depicting very fast, very powerful cars and their sound signatures. This is a good start. Take one of those awesome machines, and turn off half the engine. So it is literally running with 1/2 of its power turned off. Remember this. There […]...


  • Urban Work Bench

    Urban Work Bench

    Happy New Year!
    Published. December 30, 2015

    As we prepare to welcome in 2016, I’d like to thank all our readers. 2015 has been a tough year for writing, but you can always follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Evening #snow at the #Revelstoke #Nordic #Ski club A video posted by urbanworkbench (@urbanworkbench) on Dec 3, 2015 at 10:15pm PST...


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software to Showcase its Technology for Automotive Electronics and Secure IoT Devices at the 2016 International CES Show and Associated Programs
    Published. December 29, 2015

    Also to Present and Exhibit at the 2016 Consumer Telematics Show...


  • Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    TensorFlow’s rough exterior
    Published. November 10, 2015

    Like many others, I have paid very close attention to Google’s TensorFlow announcement and I’m planning to invest a decent amount of time to dive into it and understand it but watching Jeff Dean’s video about it, I couldn’t help but take notice of one of the code samples that he shows: graph = tf.Graph() […]...


  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    Connected Consumer 2015
    Published. August 5, 2015

    Global · With each passing day, more consumers are connected and are using more connected devices. The connected intelligence era is starting to take shape. · It is not just a western market phenomenon, the connected age is reaching the far corners of the planet. · The total number of connected devices will reach 16 […]...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    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 →...


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #461
    Published. February 7, 2015

    So long… and thanks for all the awesome! Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com   The Last Ever episode of the Java Posse, recorded in front of a live audience at Devoxx, several months ago.   Video version on www.parleys.com (recommended as there’s lots of visual action)   For follow up news, please subscribe to http://www.voxxed.com/ news, where we will announce any updates about former posse members as they live out their rock and roll retirement, trashing...


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Video Interview with John Aisien: "What is Mocana?"
    Published. May 18, 2015

    Richard Stiennon (IT Harvest) recently interviewed John Aisien, our Senior Vice President.  Richard is a reputed security expert and industry analyst, who is well known for shaking up the industry and providing actionable guidance to vendors and end users....


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Video Interview with John Aisien: "What is Mocana?"
    Published. May 18, 2015

    Richard Stiennon (IT Harvest) recently interviewed John Aisien, our Senior Vice President.  Richard is a reputed security expert and industry analyst, who is well known for shaking up the industry and providing actionable guidance to vendors and end users....


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #NEWS: "Can Texas Instruments Obsolete the FPGA Industry?" #Semiconductors
    Published. May 7, 2015


  • State-Space

    State-Space

    Fast, Deterministic, and Portable Counting Leading Zeros
    Published. September 8, 2014

    Counting leading zeros in an integer number is a critical operation in many DSP algorithms, such as normalization of samples in sound or video processing, as well as in real-time schedulers to quickly find the highest-priority task ready-to-run. In most such algorithms, it is important that the count-leading zeros operation be fast and deterministic. For […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • GROG: Green Tech Blog

    GROG: Green Tech Blog

    Miscellaneous Electrical Load (MEL)
    Published. February 7, 2015

    Miscellaneous Electrical Load (MEL)  in buildings are electric loads resulting from electronic devices not responsible for space heating, cooling, water heating, or lighting. MELs are produced by hard-wired and “plug-in” electrical devices, including home entertainment centers, kitchen electronics such as microwaves and toaster ovens, bath items such as hair dryers and electric hot tubs, and others […]...


  • 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...


  • Team genIES Blog

    Team genIES Blog

    AMIQ DVT Maximizes OVM Reuse Via Methodology Compliance
    Published. January 8, 2010

    The Open Verification Component (OVC) defined by the official OVM User Guide in the OVM downloads enables the highest levels of reuse. While the OVM class libraries have the supporting classes for the OVC built-in, writing OVCs properly sits on the shoulders of the verification engineer. With Amiq's DVT, the verification engineer has the means to check their OVC for OVM compliance . To help you learn more about DVT compliance checking, the good folks at Amiq put together a short video . DVT also...


  • Rainer Makowitz << The Embedded Beat

    Rainer Makowitz << The Embedded Beat

    Securing telematics and infotainment
    Published. January 11, 2012

    By Rainer Makowitz — The Consumer Electronics Show 2012 is once again demonstrating to what extent consumer devices either enter the car or they get converted into their automotive equivalent and added to the feature list. The biggest expectations on value for the driver are in the field of infotainment and assist functions. Whether access […]...


  • Glen Burchers << The Embedded Beat

    Glen Burchers << The Embedded Beat

    Robots may be the answer to jobs in North America
    Published. March 24, 2011

    By Glen Burchers For the last 20 years, North American manufacturing jobs have been flocking to low cost regions like China. While this has been a great boon to China and has often resulted in lower cost consumer goods, it’s taken its toll on the local economy. America was one of the most innovative manufacturing […]...


  • Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    (KiCad) Information Wants To Be Free
    Published. July 28, 2014

    This is a cross-post from the Contextual Electronics blog, as it affects readers here and there TL; DR: I am releasing all of the KiCad videos that were part of Contextual Electronics to the public and have started a new site/forum to support them. See below for announcement video. I officially finished the first two […]...


  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

    First Platform-to-Platform 10G USB 3.1 Host and Device demonstration (over a cable) – Part 2
    Published. November 20, 2013

    Well, my originally Blog Entry was decapitated so you only read the fascinating Introduction and got to watch the video. Let’s face it, that’s all you really cared about anyways. First part of the Blog is Repeated here – If you read that then skip to the ****** below After working for more than a […]...


  • Listening Post

    Listening Post

    YouTube Helps Engineers
    Published. September 30, 2011

    The channel that gets to close our series on how social media helps engineers is YouTube. The only social media platform that we never hear anyone complain about or say they would never use is YouTube. Why is that you ask? Because everyone loves video! If you don’t have a Facebook page, refuse to open […]...


  • Conversation Central

    Conversation Central

    TechSF: Equipping San Francisco Residents to Work in Tech
    Published. May 23, 2013

    Guests: Hamid Mahmoodi, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, San Francisco State University; Rhonda Simmons, Director, Workforce Development, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, City and County of San Francisco; Dan Stoner, Recruiter, “Minister of Possibilities”, Bay Area Video Coalition Host: Karen Bartleson, Senior Directory, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc. If your browser doesn’t support Flash, click here to […]...


  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    Halloween Is Going Mobile
    Published. October 23, 2013

    With the end of October around the corner, my children are frantically thinking about what they want to dress up as for Halloween. It is interesting to see how both of them chose a costume that has something to do with a mobile video game: my daughter will be dressing up as a red angry […]...


  • Absolute Power

    Absolute Power

    iPhone 4S Power Efficiency Improvements
    Published. January 27, 2012

    This blog originally posted on the Low Power Engineering Community 11/3/11. http://chipdesignmag.com/lpd/absolute-power I’ve had my iPhone 4S for a few weeks now, and have gotten to know it pretty well. Mine is the 64GB model, mostly because I want to play around with the new 1080p video recording capabilities, and don’t want to worry about […]...


  • Simon Phipp's Blog

    Simon Phipp's Blog

    Sony and Google gang up for an illegal video takedown
    Published. April 14, 2014

    Another week, another "mistaken" takedown notice from Big Media -- this time, Sony tookread more...


  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Heat Your Home Office for 8p a Day. Part 3 – It Takes Time
    Published. March 6, 2014

    Dylan in his original YouTube video made the point that the tea lights only burn for about 4 hours and that he replaces them after the morning burn for an afternoon warm up session. At 1p per candle, 1p/~35W, we shouldn’t lose sight of how cost effective this heating method is. There is some doubt […]...


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Contiki-based Products at CES 2014
    Published. January 15, 2014

    From The Official Contiki OS Blog: Held in January every year in Las Vegas and with some 160000 attendees, the Consumer Electronics Show, CES, is by far the largest event in the consumer electronics industry. Products are launched, announcements are made, and the press goes wild. At CES 2014, a number of products and systems based […]...


  • Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Sony VAIO Duo 11 up for grabs at LAUNCH
    Published. November 8, 2012

    Christmas has come early for one lucky attendee of this year’s LAUNCH: Future Gaming & Digital Conference in Birmingham next week. Intel Developer Zone (IDZ) is sponsoring the conference and will be running a raffle from its stand. The prize is a brand spanking new Sony VAIO Duo 11 convertible which does, well, pretty much […]...


  • Brian's Brain

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    Micron Announces High-Density 45 nm Serial NOR Flash
    Published. December 11, 2013

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    CAST Debuts H.264 Video Over IP – HD Encoder Subsystem
    Published. October 24, 2013

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    Patrick Ohnewein of the Free Software Centre in South Tyrol on Open Source and Government
    Published. March 15, 2012

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    Tips on how to do startup research in developing countries
    Published. November 28, 2012

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    Published. July 30, 2013

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    Published. March 14, 2013

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    Published. February 28, 2013

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    Published. January 31, 2013

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    The Next Generation of Windows CE
    Published. June 1, 2010

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    Electronics 101 for kids: littleBits review
    Published. November 5, 2012

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    Published. November 12, 2012

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    Published. November 1, 2012

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    True cinema TV’s, not 3D will drive future HDMI specs
    Published. October 18, 2012

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    Published. November 16, 2012

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