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Cheap Chips

It’s an age old question, what to select for your design? ASIC, FPGA, standard parts, ASSP etc. Each will have its merits for a particular design and market requirements, that's why these solutions still exist, there is no one panacea.

What is importan…

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Using Accelerometers to Check for a Fever

Are you using vibration as a way to detect issues before they become issues?

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Middle Child Syndrome

Do you plan to do any design with 20nm? Do the benefits justify the incremental cost?

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Life Under 20

We've seen new equipment for the 16/14 node... Are there other challenges at that node we haven't covered?

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The Price of Ignorance

I'm pretty sure the $1000 power cord is either for supporting alt currency like 3 jingles and $140 for insured party-proof cord, 8% prix fixe vendor/installers, and audio equipment that has to be certified for surgery and/or commercial kitchen use (also s…

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Maryam Mirzakhani becomes 1st woman to win Fields Medal

Congratulations Professor Mirzakhani! All the very best in all that you do.

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A Quantum Computing Milestone

Does quantum computing scramble your brain as much as it does mine?

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Cloud Piano, a robotic installation that plays keys on a piano based on the movement of clouds

Or for even more sure-fire "sounds like music" algorithm tweaking - it could be restricted to a pentatonic scale. Then, it could do no wrong. Or, perhaps one might see that as "it could do no right"...

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The Next Moore’s Law

Wow, Brian, that's a huge compliment coming from you. Thank you!

You bring some engaging ideas to the party there. Moore's Law could most certainly spawn similar explosions in other disciplines. Underlying some of the examples you are listing, I think …

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