“Silicon Valley is not a magical place, but magical things happen there.” – Jonathan C. Baer
Earlier this week, more than 100 engineering consultants, a few marketers, and four mad scientists (self-proclaimed “consulting physicists”) met under the auspices of the IEEE-CNSV—that’s the Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley—to schmooze, eat Stuft pizza, and hear serial … Read More → "Decoding Silicon Valley"
Design and verification technologies are front and center in this week’s episode of Fish Fry. DVCon General Chair Dennis Brophy joins us with a special sneak peak of the 2018 Design and Verification Conference. Dennis and I chat about how the biggest trends are reflected at DVCON, including machine learning, automotive technologies, and big data analysis. We also discuss the addition of shorter format workshops to … Read More → "DVCon and the Big Data Problem"
“I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side.” – Steven Wright
Persistent processor appraisers promulgate propitious program promoting peripheral parsimony.
Translation: EEMBC has a new benchmark that measures MCU power efficiency.
Once upon a time, estimating an MCU’s power consumption was … Read More → "Measuring PPs for Science"
“We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
I hate writing about security. I hate it because I wish it were unnecessary. There was a time when engineering meant making a product that did what you wanted it to do. Now it means spending a bunch of time making it not do what other people want but … Read More → "Security: Hard and Soft"
Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.
— Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz.
This week’s episode of Fish Fry starts off with a bang — the Big Bang! We investigate a new study from a multi-national team of researchers that investigates the cosmic microwave background of the universe. This … Read More → "Type C or Not to Type C"
After forty years at the helm of National Instruments, founder Dr. James Truchard (Dr. T.) is stepping down. Given that NI was founded before most people working in electronics today entered the profession, it is one of those companies everybody knows – but what “everybody knows” varies from person to person. Do you know NI for test and measurement, for system design, or for system control? Or VST? What does … Read More → "What Part of the Elephant Do You Recognise?"