Encapsulating Engineering

Construction at the End of the Road

by Kevin Morris

Those who build roads are fundamentally different from those who use roads.

Those who build roads immerse themselves in every detail of the route. They know the distances, the hills and valleys, the rivers and forests, the grades and angles, the weather, and the wildlife. They have considered every aspect of the particular journey and imagined and re-imagined the trips of the travelers to come. They have contemplated every contingency, every possibility, in an attempt to craft a safe, smooth and seamless experience.

Those who use the roads are insulated from those myriad details. They ride along with the cruise control set at speed limit plus four, GPS ticking off the miles until the exit, wondering quietly whether their podcast episode will finish before or after this stretch of highway terminates. If the road engineers did their jobs well, the driver’s day will be completely unremarkable, the requirements on their skills and awareness minimal, their safety and security all but assured.  Read More


latest news

December 19, 2014

Xilinx First to Move 20nm FPGAs into Volume Production

December 17, 2014

PLDA ultra-compact System-on-Module Enables Lighthouse Imaging to Speed Up Design Turn-around for Image Acquisition and Processing

Altium Announces Expanded Benefits to Subscription Customers

December 16, 2014

Microsemi Announces Successful Completion of Nine NIST Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program Certifications

Mouser Launches New Motor Control Application Site

December 15, 2014

ProTek Devices’ New TVS Array Provides Circuit Protection for Industrial Communications

Altera Quartus II Software v14.1 Enables TFLOP Performance in Industry’s First FPGA with Hardened Floating Point DSP Blocks

Micropower 80V Input LDO in SOT-23 Package Now Offered in Military -55° to +125°C MP Grade

4DSP Brings Xilinx UltraScale FPGA Performance and Two VITA 57.1 FMC Sites to PCIe with the PC820

December 11, 2014

STMicroelectronics and Politecnico di Milano Build FASTER 3D Graphics Application using FPGAs

FMEA Compliant, 45V LDO Features 3µA IQ with H-Grade Temperature Range up to +150°C

December 10, 2014

Latest S2C Xilinx SingleE Virtex-7 FPGA Prototyping Solution Boasts Smallest Form-Factor, All-Purpose, Stand-Alone System

42V, 5A (IOUT), Synchronous Step-Down Silent Switcher Delivers 95% Efficiency at 2MHz & Ultralow EMI/EMC Emissions

December 09, 2014

VadaTech Offers Over 35 Adapter/Carrier Cards for Embedded Open Architectures

December 08, 2014

Xilinx and Calsoft Labs to Jointly Present High Performance NFV Solution at the 2014 Carrier Network Virtualization Event

FPGA News Archive

Everything as a Service

Will People Stop Buying Electronics?

by Kevin Morris

Single-Electron Transistors

A Whole New Way of Switching

by Bryon Moyer

Xilinx Divides the World

Separate Flows Target Software and Hardware

by Kevin Morris

Spaghetti versus ISO 26262

Are You Ready for Tomorrow?

by Dick Selwood

FPGAs Cool Off the Datacenter

Xilinx Heats Up the Race

by Kevin Morris

FPGA Article Archive

 

Editors' Blog

On the Scene: Almost-Instant Semi Quotes with eSilicon

posted by Amelia Dalton

Good night red tape. Online Semi quotes made easy with eSilicon (8-Dec)

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)

FPGA Editors' Blog Archive

 

forum

I Am tRoot

Posted on 12/18/14 at 6:23 AM by RyanKenny

RyanKenny
Or 'Better Living Through Digital Signatures'

How to create mushroom designs on an oscilloscope signal detector using sound

Posted on 12/18/14 at 4:06 AM by HhindieR

Supply and demand go hand in hand. Where demand exists, supply will meet it. Some people demand they have dinosaur fossils, which leads to the interesting underworld of fossil smuggling. One of the more significant examples in recent memory is the case of…

Encapsulating Engineering

Posted on 12/18/14 at 1:29 AM by Kev

Not sure it's a good analogy (the "road" thing). The way we write software (C/C++) is very dependent on how the machines work, so there's a lot of interdependency that shouldn't be there in the "stack". The "top" of the current stack is reminding me of ho…

How to create mushroom designs on an oscilloscope signal detector using sound

Posted on 12/17/14 at 3:51 PM by EdB

Looks like the vector graphic displays of the 70s.

FPGA Forum Archive

FaceBook_32x32.png  Twitter_32x32.png  Feed_32x32.png  

subscribe to our fpga newsletter



FPGA On Demand Archive


Login Required

In order to view this resource, you must log in to our site. Please sign in now.

If you don't already have an acount with us, registering is free and quick. Register now.

Sign In    Register