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Let’s Get This Party Kickstarted

Bryon,

That's similar to what some of the people I talked to were saying - but at a slightly different angle. They were saying that the kickstarter "proved" there were people out their who liked their idea, which helped them later get funding from oth…

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I Brick Your Chip

What is a counterfeit FTDI chip? USB to serial chips are generic. So are these chips that have their VID set to FTDI? And what exactly was being counterfeit? Was it just malefic labelling a generic USB to serial devices as FTDI and using their VID?

If …

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Sights on Systems

What does your team use to coordinate multi-board system designs? How do you make sure that changes to one board are propagated correctly to other affected boards? How do you partition your system into multiple boards in the first place?

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Constraining Light

Are you designing parts of a photonic chip? What do you think about the state of design tools?

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Grabbing Keys Out of Thin Air

There is a long history of security solutions getting better as security flaws are publicised.

What is to keep someone from implementing an unecessary set of 32 bit wide parity registers for a lot of sensitive data. Even if you can see power signatures…

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Clever carpet "printer" brushes pictures onto your rugs

These rugs are so cool.I would like to have this type of rug one at my home so I will search out at http://carpetinmotion.com/denver-hardwood-floors/.

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New Sound in Town

What do you think about Vesper's piezoelectric approach to MEMS microphones?

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New Chips are HIPP

Dick, I hadn't heard of Gartner (I guess it was Dataquest back then) coming up with the acronym FPGA.
I do recall Xilinx and MMI (their second source) briefly using the term PGA (when presumably they felt that LCA was not a broad enough term) but of cou…

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Glass sculptures that look like knitted yarn

Spherical semiconductor retirees will tend to bring a dish or interconnect and SoC idea when invited to dinner.

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