“Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four
Three engineers are sitting in a rowboat. None of them has any nautical experience or navigational instruments.
As hope for rescue fades, and with no other ships in sight, they pass the time discussing their careers (as … Read More → "The Old Man and the C Debugger"
It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road. – Author Unknown
Hello, my name is Amelia and I have read at least four hundred press releases about automotive design this week. It seems that this year’s Consumer Electronics Show has been taken over by automotive design. But behind the pomp and sparkle of CES lies the … Read More → "Security from the Ground Up"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the changing role of NAND flash in safety-based systems. Dave Hughes (CEO – HCC Embedded) joins us to discuss HCC’s “Safety Element out of Context” embedded software approach and how HCC helping engineers better use NAND flash in safety systems. Also this week, we give everyone another chance to win a “Hitchhiker’s Guide … Read More → "When Safety is King, NAND Reigns Supreme"
“Familiarity breeds contempt.” – popular proverb
December has come. Winter and the Christmas season are approaching, and it’s a time for goodwill, a forgiving attitude, and hopeful thoughts of peace and happiness, when we all…
Nope, I can’t do it. I’ve been Read More → "OneDrive II: The Extended Test Drive"
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that FPGA-based compute acceleration is suddenly a hot topic. And, even from under the rock, you probably got the memo that Intel paid over $16B to acquire Altera a couple years back – mostly to capitalize on this “new” emerging killer app for FPGA technology. These days there is an enormous battle brewing for control … Read More → "Ye Olde FPGA Acceleration"
Xilinx scored a major win recently, with Microsoft’s Azure cloud group reportedly making a commitment to use Xilinx devices in something like half of their future Azure deployments. Until now, Azure has been solidly in the Intel PSG (Altera) camp for FPGA-based acceleration. Microsoft says that every Azure server for the past several years has been equipped with FPGAs, and, until now, those … Read More → "Xilinx Scores Azure Acceleration Win"