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Reviewing the $10,000 Ethernet Cable

I kept looking for the satire disclaimer... It never happened. Still, those have to be a joke. Right? Right?

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Engineering Childhood’s End

Radio Shack certainly helped to make the modern electronic age, by introducing people like you to the electronic age. Muffled applause.

However, when you got your TRS-80, I was working for Radio Shack, managing one of its computer centers in San Diego.…

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Tabula Nada

No, I totally get that Tablula's chips didn't physically stack their circuits, like some 3D chip techniques. I had hoped the article made that clear. And I wasn't referring to FinFET, either.

Rather, the "3rd dimension" was the appearance that there w…

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More IoT Standards

Which of these standards do you see as most likely to have a major impact on the IoT?

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When Smaller is Better

next steady jelly bean logic market migration that systems engineers use ... the migration from ttl, to lsttl, to PAL's, to GAL's, to CPLD, to [...], and finally to cheap small low voltage FPGA's

Now if they were actually on the shelf at Digikey or Mou…

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Architecture Matters: Three Architectural Insights for SoC FPGAs

For the LMbench memory benchmark tests, the latest Linux kernels were used at the time the benchmark was taken. The tests were run “out-of-the-box” with no optimizations on either system.

For the L2 cache controller, there are different implementat…

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A Flat-Earth Memory

Do you think this is a useful approach to creating high-performance flexible electronics?

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Mimicking Touch

What other ways do you know of to fake out our sense of touch for haptic use?

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DIY Clocks

I wouldn't say it's "sloppy" in the conventional sense. Anything with a finite Q - including crystals - has some slop. As far as I know, the Q of high-quality MEMS actually competes well with crystal.

Sand 9 would point to some issues that crystal has…

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