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Ongoing Sensor Work

What do you think about the improvements being made to these sensors?

posted by bmoyer on 03/23/17 at 12:13 PM

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Is Exactly-Once Delivery Possible with MQTT?

Thank you for great article! It really helps to understand QoS levels nuances!

Could you please describe does MQTT somehow specify what should happen if PUBCOMP missed in case of QoS 2?

I mean if receiver has sent PUBCOMP but ACK tcp packet missed a…

posted by dborisov on 03/20/17 at 11:42 AM

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An Old Cantilever Is New Again

What do you think of Menlo Micro's approach to RF and power (and other) switches?

posted by bmoyer on 03/20/17 at 11:09 AM

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Radio FPGA!

I would be curious as to whether Xilinx has made arrangements with third party vendors to have chip antennas ready to go with these parts.

posted by steverino on 03/20/17 at 4:01 AM

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A New IC Design Model

@Bryon - Wait, somebody is offering to replace you for FREE?!?! Why didn't I hear about this? (just kidding)

In our particular area of journalism, talent and expertise like Bryon's are rare and hard to come by at any price. We are lucky and thrilled t…

posted by kevin on 03/14/17 at 9:06 PM

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Teaching Machines to See

Good article, although I have to point out that the reason FPGAs are not used for training has nothing to do with floating point. It has to do with the ability to quickly change the architecture and constants to achieve a high accuracy during training. GP…

posted by beercandyman on 03/14/17 at 1:44 PM

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A Radio with Minimal Analog(ue)

What do you think about this almost-all-digital approach to radio?

posted by bmoyer on 03/06/17 at 12:25 PM

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Our Bots, Ourselves

@Jim & @Kevin -- WTF ... why are you attacking Programmers for being the responsible party again? ... Why say "Does Responsibility for Bots Lie with the Programmer or the User?"

Your question is simply: "Bots, per se, are fine. Microsoft, Facebook, and…

posted by TotallyLost on 02/28/17 at 1:59 PM

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Shining Light through the Backside

What do you think of this way of attaching a III-V laser to silicon?

posted by bmoyer on 02/27/17 at 11:32 AM

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FPGAs Race for the Bottom

CyrilJ,

You're links are broken.

Also, Microsemi's THREE separate software suites are INCONSISTENT with Linux support.
- FlashPro for Libero IDE does not support Linux. Microsemi's site and documentation is all over the place with FlashPro hardware…

posted by logos on 02/20/17 at 4:42 PM

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How Does Scatter/Gather Work?

What is FAR worse?

An 8-way time division multiplexor to "fairly share" memory between 6 processors and 2 DMA channels -- no priority accesses to starve another channel, no contention based allocations, just straight channel 1 gets only time slot 1, ch…

posted by TotallyLost on 02/20/17 at 2:13 PM

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Tales of Voice Recognition

Do these voice recognition developments change how you think about voice as an interface?

posted by bmoyer on 02/13/17 at 11:19 AM

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Multi-Layer Security

Inside Secure's Bart Stevens further notes that the LAN usage of MACsec doesn't just mean home or office LANs; it's also data centers, where it shuttles at rates of up to 600 Gbps - increasing to 1.6 Tbps in 2018 or 2019.

posted by bmoyer on 02/06/17 at 10:27 AM

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Sequential and Parallel Universes

@Kevin - You say "Rewriting all the world's legacy software to take advantage of heterogeneous computer architectures is a pretty daunting task."

The reality is very little sequential code will benefit the user significantly, if ported to some parallel…

posted by TotallyLost on 02/03/17 at 7:52 PM

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3 Tales of Hardware Hacking

What do you think of these and other hardware hacks and solutions?

posted by bmoyer on 01/30/17 at 11:53 AM

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A New Round of Multicore Tools

@KumarV -- two significant issues, that can, and most probably do completely change this view point.

First, performance wise, typically less than 10% of the code body and algorithms consume better than 90% of the resources. Often this is less than 1% o…

posted by TotallyLost on 01/27/17 at 10:44 PM

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Green Hills/Integrity Premiers as Vehicular CA

What are your thoughts on how the automotive certificate system is shaping up?

posted by bmoyer on 01/23/17 at 11:24 AM

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Every PMIC You Ever Wanted

Access to LUTs is not available at this time, as AnDAPT is focused on providing fully tested standard Power Components such as Buck Regulators, LDOs, Switches and Sequencers. We will soon have logic based components related to power management such as RTC…

posted by JohnBirkner on 01/16/17 at 12:58 PM

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Solid-State Lithium Battery Renaissance?

What do you think of Ilika's approach to solid-state battery technology?

posted by bmoyer on 01/12/17 at 11:27 AM

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Lidar Goes Aesthetic

Serial beam scanning for a 2-1/2 D image with these works pretty good for large objects that can even be pretty distant ... like mapping the spaces with buildings, bridges, trees, walls, fences, cars, curbs, etc. Especially when the vehicle isn't moving.…

posted by TotallyLost on 01/09/17 at 4:19 PM

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