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Old Is The new New

In my Fish Fry this week, I investigate the re-birth of an old system language coming back into style, delve into the world of cloud-based applications for oscilloscope users and check out a cool new way to connect the pieces on your board using a nano-wireless router.  Also this week, I reveal a seriously cool nerdy giveaway and offer up a surprise award to next week’s winner.

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Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

In my Fish Fry this week, I try to unravel the complexities of Texas Instruments’ recent (planned) acquisition of National Semiconductor, celebrate the birthday of the world’s oldest portable computer and check out a new o-scope coming to your iPhone or iPad.

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It’s (Not) All Fun and Games

In my Fish Fry this week, I report on a new scholarship that will help get more female students interested in engineering, delve into the historical importance of video game pioneer Jerry Lawson and check out Altium’s plans to move their operations base to Shanghai.  I also award a special bonus prize to last week’s nerdy giveaway winner and offer up a brand new contest for this week.  

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Eliminating the Culprit

In my Fish Fry this week, I dig into India’s plans to invest five billion dollars into the construction of two new wafer fabs, investigate new developments in cloud-based EDA tools, and look into how two engineers from RF Engines Limited are raising money for humanitarian causes by riding a rickshaw.  Also this week, I offer up a brand new nerdy giveaway: a Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit. All you have to do to win is…well, you’ll just have to listen and find out!!< … Read More → "Eliminating the Culprit"

The Science of Audio: Codecs, Robot Composers and The Best Turntable Ever

In my Fish Fry this week, I research the grooves of the most expensive (and awesome) turntable ever built, examine the reality of audio IP in today’s consumer-driven market and check out some groundbreaking tunes created by a robot. Also this week, I offer up yet another fantastic nerdy giveaway.  

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Intelligence in the Ether: Cloud Computing, Robot Internet and The Future of AI

In my Fish Fry this week, I throw down the gauntlet against Watson the IBM Jeopardy competitor and explore the role of artificial intelligence in the world of electronic engineering.  I also investigate a new Internet for robots, FPGA design tools in the Cloud and why the Internet as we know it may be in peril. Also this week, I reveal last week’s nerdy giveaway winner and announce another even more fabulous nerdy giveaway for this week.

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Tools, Takeovers, Trivia, and EDA in the Icahn Era

In my Fish Fry this week, I explore the EDA landscape and attempt to discover what the future will hold for the industry. I investigate a new one stop shopping method of marketing in the FPGA world and I also delve into the historical importance of engineering pioneer Ken Olsen.  Also this week, I check out a new truly unique breakthrough in medical technology and award yet another winner in my series of nerdy giveaways.  

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Design Tool Death Match: FPGAs, PCBs and We’re Caught in the Middle

In my Fish Fry this week, I check out DesignCon at the Santa Clara Convention Center, interview Brad Griffin from Cadence about Power Distribution Networks and try to find out why FPGAs are such bad team players when it comes to board design. Also this week, I answer questions from loyal listeners and offer up another fantastic nerdy giveaway.

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Multi-Core, Self-Test, Robots, World Domination

In my Fish Fry this week, I introduce the fabulousness of the new EE Journal, check out the new microcontroller-multi-core combo pack from NXP, and try to sort out the future of chip manufacturing.  Also this week, I interview Kozio co-founder Joe Skazinski, announce a brand new super cool nerdy giveaway and referee a Robot Haiku Smackdown….and here’s a tip, keep listening until the very end…

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Sneaky Bits, Gold Bars and Tiny Packages

In my Fish Fry this week, I delve into sneaky ways to take advantage of the variance found in our semiconductor processes, check out the variety of features found in the new family of 28nm FPGAs from Altera and discover a truly unique USB hub from Thanko. Also this week, I look forward to next week’s DesignCon and announce a winner of last week’s nerdy giveaway.

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