What makes your pocket-sized screen picture perfect? There is a good chance Pixelworks has something to do with it. In this week’s podcast, Peter Carson (Pixelworks) and I dig into the details of innovative Pixelworks’ image processing platform and why the preservation of artistic intent is cornerstone to the Pixelworks vision. Also this week, we take a closer look at a new neural network training … Read More → "Pixelated Perfection"
Coming to you from AltiumLive 2019, this week’s podcast is all about hacking, PCB design, and how sharing information can inspire innovation big and small. AltiumLive 2019 keynote speaker Joe Grand (Grand Idea Studio/L0pht Heavy Industries) and I discuss how hacking and engineering can collide in today’s EE ecosystem. We also discuss the origins of the legendary hacking group L0pht Heavy Industries and Joe shares a … Read More → "It’s ALive!"
One of the perennial questions I keep getting asked is, “What is an embedded system?” Strange as it may seem, the problem isn’t that we lack a definition, but rather that we have too many – many of which subtly or overtly contradict each other. For example, some people would state that an embedded system is one that doesn’t have a user interface, while others … Read More → "What the FAQ is an Embedded System?"
“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Romeo and Juliet, II, 2
When is an MCU not an MCU? Does it have to include on-chip flash? Does it need integrated peripherals? Must it be inexpensive? Small? Slow? Boring?
The beauty of an MCU is in the … Read More → "NXP MCU Hits 1 GHz"
“I’m not deaf. I’m ignoring you.” T-shirt wisdom
Devo and The Tubes warned us this would happen: it’s de-evolution, or the completion backwards principle. We’re regressing. It’s not our imagination. Our computers really are getting slower.
Okay, so maybe not the entire