Moore’s Law Meets the Trade Press

EE Journal Turns 11

by Kevin Morris

We live and work in an amazing time. The global community of electronic engineers has created the greatest leap of technological progress in human history. In the almost fifty years that Moore's Law has existed, the number of transistors we can put on a single chip has risen from fifty to somewhere around twenty billion. That is a truly amazing achievement. And the power of that almost unimaginable feat has rippled and ripped through just about every aspect of our lives and our culture.

As the creators of that change, we have faced a unique challenge. While the rest of the world gets to enjoy the fact that electronic technology doubles in capability every two years, electronic engineers are faced with the harsh reality that we have to double our own productivity on that same schedule. Moore's Law becomes our mandate. I am aware of no other profession that requires a constant exponential improvement in worker productivity just to stay in the game.  Read More


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Editors' Blog

QuickLogic’s Next Sensor Hub Rev

posted by Bryon Moyer

QuickLogic released a new version of their ArcticLink 3 sensor hub (7-Oct)

QuickLogic Goes Wearable

posted by Bryon Moyer

QuickLogic has announced a wearable version of their sensor hub technology. How much does it differ from what we’ve seen in the past from them? (24-Jul)

Improved FPGA Tool Results

posted by Bryon Moyer

Plunify tries to get the best out of FPGA design tools (21-Jul)

On the Scene: Project Ara

posted by Amelia Dalton

The race hasn't yet begun. In fact, we're not even on the starting block, but the rule book for this race - the race to the next major innovative mobile platform (smartphone) has been drafted and teams are starting to assemble. Google's Project Ara, the world's first completely modular smartphone is coming, and the modules will be designed by... YOU! On your mark. Get set. Design! (21-Apr)

Moving Back to Software

posted by Bryon Moyer

TI’s new substation collaboration allows a software solution to replace hardware – the reverse of what typically happens as a market matures. What’s up with that? (9-Apr)

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Grabbing Keys Out of Thin Air

Posted on 10/22/14 at 4:00 PM by steverino

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…

Clever carpet "printer" brushes pictures onto your rugs

Posted on 10/21/14 at 3:56 AM by BobbyNaylor

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/.

New Sound in Town

Posted on 10/20/14 at 10:06 AM by bmoyer

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

New Chips are HIPP

Posted on 10/20/14 at 7:13 AM by dougafpga

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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