“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” — Aristotle
It seemed like such a good idea at the time.
Car keys are going the way of the dinosaur. But, like dinosaurs, keys evolved over generations until they were perfectly adapted for their time, and it took an unearthly cataclysm to knock them off the top … Read More → "When Your Own Technology Poisons You"
Intel announced last week that they are acquiring structured ASIC company eASIC into their Programmable Systems Group (PSG). If you haven’t been following along in your major merger primer, Intel PSG was formerly known as Altera – one of the two major players in the FPGA market. Altera has played second fiddle to Xilinx in the Duopoly Symphony for the past twenty seasons or so. This … Read More → "Intel Acquires eASIC – Why?"
There are whispers that their time has come to fade away into the sunset. Time to drift away on the electronic wind with laser discs, Zune players, and VHS. But can the role of 8 bit MCUs in the electronic engineering ecosystem be dismissed so easily? Maybe not. In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Nikos Zervas (CEO … Read More → "Long Live the (8 Bit) King"
“You say you want a revolution? – John Lennon
There’s leading edge, there’s bleeding edge, there’s double-edged, and there’s over the edge. It’s hard to say which term applies to a new style of processor beginning to sneak out of the labs.
It’s called EDGE – for Explicit Data Graph Execution – and … Read More → "Living on the EDGE"