Machine Learning Megaphone: Advancements in Voice Technology

This week’s podcast is all about the advancements in voice technology. Laurent Pilati (NXP) joins me to discuss the challenges surrounding machine learning for voice tech, the details of NXP’s Voice Intelligent Technology (VIT), and what benchmark metrics are involved for the qualification for a voice design. Also this week, I take … Read More → "Machine Learning Megaphone: Advancements in Voice Technology"

Predictive Maintenance Evaluation Kit for Smart Buildings

One of the myriad problems I face — in addition to (a) being persistently pursued by gaggles of groupies and (b) the fact that all of my groupies are cranky, cantankerous, and curmudgeonly old engineers of the male persuasion — is that of being inundated by barrages of information from companies scattered around the globe.

Being only human (although it pains me … Read More → "Predictive Maintenance Evaluation Kit for Smart Buildings"

Clever Hack Finds Mystery CPU Instructions

In the 1966 movie Fantastic Voyage, a team of doctors and scientists gets miniaturized and injected into the bloodstream of a human patient. They and their yellow submarine navigate past heart valves, battle corpuscles, and swim in tear ducts. It provides an inside look into biological workings most of us never see. 

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The First Emulators of Spring

It’s the season of rebirth. The sun is out. Flowers are in bloom. Birds busily build nests while semiconductor verification teams emerge from their long winter hibernation, ready to tool up for the challenges of the next process generation. Billions of unverified gates give shelter to countless bugs awaiting anxious design teams as they prepare for summer’s tape-outs and struggle to bring new software … Read More → "The First Emulators of Spring"

Parsing Google v. Oracle: What’s It Really Mean?

It’s okay to duplicate an API, even if you have to snarf 11,500 lines of somebody else’s code to do it.

That’s the gist of the ruling from the United States Supreme Court in the long-running case of Google v. Oracle. Left unanswered is the larger question of whether software is even protected by copyright in the first … Read More → "Parsing Google v. Oracle: What’s It Really Mean?"

ID for the IoT? We Need the IDoT!

When most people hear the term “counterfeiting,” their knee-jerk reaction is to think of currency, the counterfeiting of which is as old as the concept of money itself. Around 400 BC, for example, metal coins in Greece were often counterfeited by covering a cheap-and-cheerful material with a thin layer of a more precious metal.

Or take the original American colonies. Throughout northeastern America, Native Americans would employ shell … Read More → "ID for the IoT? We Need the IDoT!"

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Posted on Apr 15 at 7:51pm by Jim Martin
I really enjoyed these discussions on switch debouncing, but I was uncertain if the techniques discussed applied to my problem. I have a discarded spectrometer with a very sophisticated gear driven apparatus to rotate a diffraction grating. A cam activates a microswitch every time the grating has been rotated 10 Angstroms. ...
Posted on Apr 15 at 12:00am by kaam
An API is more a standard than actual code. It's a contract between software components. Companies invest resources to define such standards and they expect to be compensated when other parties benefit from their work. Extending the ruling to hardware, does it mean the HDMI interface can now be copied ...
Posted on Apr 14 at 3:26pm by gene plichota
whatever the technical critique, spectacularly successful businesswise
Posted on Apr 13 at 10:48am by ChuckInMN
RedBarn, I agree that companies need to overhaul their "software supply chain" so that upgrades are safe and from trusted sources but that's not the market this device serves. Your internet Modem is a great example - unless you expect that updates will be delivered in physical form like a ...
Posted on Apr 12 at 6:38pm by Beercandyman
This sounds like a big win for open source. Anyone can take any interface copy it word for word. How will Google feel when someone open sources all of it's APIs? Are they going to get behind a "Free Android" version? Maybe all the phone companies will get together and ...
Posted on Apr 12 at 9:19am by rebound11
As a guy who teaches and gives away his work (code, circuits etc.) for free for anyone to use and copy, I can understand why copying the structure of an API would be fair use, but I can't find any logic in saying that copying the actual implementation of said ...
Posted on Apr 12 at 8:06am by RedBarnDesigner
Hi Jim, really interesting article this. It gives a really valuable insight into the way the courts think about these issues. Interesting also the bit about deferring any ruling on copyright rules. Hmm. Thank you.
Posted on Apr 10 at 6:26am by RedBarnDesigner
Hi Chuck, I also believe in the "right to repair" but as with all technologies it is all about how you use the technology. If you buy a product from me - it is your product and belongs to no-one else. I have a smartphone, which although I paid for ...
Posted on Apr 9 at 5:41pm by ChuckInMN
That would be pointless - because the cloned product would be built without IDot. This only has value is preventing counterfeit consumables and/or preventing the substitution of subassemblies. So not only can you not use anything but an Official HP printer cartridge for your HP printer (even if you ...
Posted on Apr 9 at 5:34pm by ChuckInMN
Unfortunately, this is all too likely to be used in ways to eliminate the ability for consumers to have devices repaired. The hard drive from a MacBook with a damaged logic board won't be usable in a different MacBook with a bad drive because the "id doesn't match". Individual IDs ...
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