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BFFs 4 FPGAs

This chip is a far cry from a real programmable analog device. It's just an A/D converter and D/A converter packaged together with some "stunt logic". No signal processing going on in this device. And the conversion rate must be slow (I didn't see it i…

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Who Gets Access?

For me, the model you're calling "computers" should really be "computers 20 years ago". Then, we were using our machines as glorified typewriters and calculators, and whatever we did on the machine stayed on the machine.

However, as soon as we decided …

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Aiming Wireless Power

# TotallyLost

OK Where are your citations?. I am sure that these studies are genuine, but unless you give me the details that allow me to read them they are meaningless.

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How Amazon got a patent on white-background photography

Dependent claims like not retouching the resultant image.

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Is the Classic Design Chain Broken?

Sorry MarketingEDA, I can think of electronic systems in cars that would easily soak up 200 or so ICs. Take a top end infotainment system. It has built in GPS, interfaces to iPlayer, Bluetooth and USB, has a high resolution display, plays DVDs, probably f…

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Challenged By FinFETs

As always Bryon, you do good coverage of the technology issues, not just a tool. In doing so you make hearing about the tool an important part of the solution. Excellent piece!

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A Bigger Packet Pipe

I don't have personal knowledge of them, but HFA was also in Octeon II, and some quick Googling gave me some indication:

http://www.xrosgen.com/product/pdf/atca9405-ds.pdf...

http://www.artesyn.com/computing/product-datasheets/1394840550-ds.p...

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John Oliver’s net neutrality rant crashes FCC servers

The number of core factual errors in this guys rants leave the viewers more miss-informed than I would have thought possible.

First he frames wireline as industry created monopoly, when in fact it's a regulatory created monopoly. EVERY city government …

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