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    by Published on 01-27-2019 06:00 AM
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    Design Management software: RTDA FlowTracer/NetworkComputer vs. free comparison?-space-race-technology.jpg

    Until January 3, no human being had ever set eyes upon the “dark side” of the moon: the side always facing away from the Earth. It always remained a mystery. But no longer. China’s National Space Administration successfully landed a lunar lander, Chang’e-4, at South Pole-Aitken, ...
    by Published on 01-24-2019 11:00 AM
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    Tackling large-scale SoC and FPGA prototyping debug challenges-mad-spies.jpg

    Anybody who’s ever read the iconic MAD magazine would be familiar with the wordless Spy vs Spy cartoon. First published in January, 1961, it features two agents involved in stereotypical and comical espionage activities. One is dressed in white, and the other in black, but they are otherwise identical. A parody of the political ideologies of the Cold War, the strip is now in its 68th year and continues to delight its loyal readers. ...
    by Published on 01-23-2019 11:00 AM
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    I’m not opposed to the exotic ideas which capture public attention from time to time, but I do enjoy puncturing a popular expectation demanding every novel technology be a revolutionary breakthrough. I’ve already made ...
    by Published on 01-23-2019 06:00 AM
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    2. Semiconductor Design
    Article: Welcome to the Video Club!-jim-hogan.jpg

    It is important when talking about a market to first establish the need and potential growth, then determine how the market is being served. This requires examining product features and services offered.
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    by Published on 01-20-2019 11:00 AM
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    2. Automotive
    Article: Want 10nm Wafers? That'll Cost You-remote-control-crazy-likes-company.jpg

    Three years ago Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller hacked an FCA Jeep to demonstrate the ability to remotely control a vehicle. The stunt was intended to make the point that the automotive industry had a problem with cybersecurity and the consequences of failing to deal with this vulnerability ...
    by Published on 01-18-2019 06:00 AM
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    Article: Extending Wintel collaboration to Nokia?-cnbc-nenni-interview.jpg

    Over the holidays I did an interview with CNBC on the subject of Qualcomm. The producer had read the History of Qualcomm chapter in our book Mobile Unleashed and wanted to base a 15 minute report on it. The interview lasted 90 minutes but of course only snippets of what I said were used. You can see the recorded report by clicking on ...
    by Published on 01-13-2019 06:00 AM
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    Article: Extending Wintel collaboration to Nokia?-2019-year-de-appification.jpg

    CES 2018 saw the proliferation of digital assistant applications in cars (and homes, of course) with Harman International, Panasonic and Visteon showing multiple digital assistant implementations with in-dash infotainment systems. Panasonic showed a hybrid Alexa system capable of working off line and Harman ...
    by Published on 01-11-2019 06:00 AM
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    2. Events,
    3. IoT Internet of Things
    Article: Variation-Aware Design: A Hands-on Field Guide-strava-min.jpg

    It's January so time for my annual update on all things cycling that are being shown at CES this week. For 2018 my cycling goal was 11,440 miles, but an accident on September 1st cut into my goal, however I did reach 10,887.6 miles according to Strava.



    eBikes
    This category continues to grow in 2019, with many vendors offering us lots of choices from commuting to mountain bikes with electric motor assist.

    Halfords has embedded Alexa onto their smart computer bike at CES this year, which is a smart move because it isn't so safe to use your fingers to click a touch screen while cycling, voice control is much safer. Pricing is about ...
    by Published on 01-09-2019 11:00 AM
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    2. IoT Internet of Things,
    3. Artificial Intelligence
    Article: Want 10nm Wafers? That'll Cost You-google-mini-min.jpg

    On Star Trek when they asked the computer to do something, they never heard it say “Sorry, you have no photon torpedoes connected to your account”. However, this sort of thing is something that happens at my house when I forget the exact name of a specific light. How did ...
    by Published on 01-08-2019 11:00 AM
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    2. Events,
    3. Automotive
    Article: Video? Tensilica Has You Covered-ces-2019-v2v.jpg

    The often pedantic debate over how cars will directly communicate with other cars and infrastructure will culminate suitably at CES 2019 with multiple C-V2X announcements and demonstrations. Foremost among those demonstrations will be parking lot ...

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