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ESC Silicon Valley 2011

I pounded the padded carpet this week at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose where I witnessed the wonder that is Woz, interviewed new FPGA prototyping start-up BEECube, and pondered why exactly Green Hills employed a dinosaur as their main event this year. I also picked up some righteous swag!

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Portion Control: Prototypes, Processors and Printed Food

In my Fish Fry this week, I dive into the wild world of FPGA prototyping and offer up an elixir that might just solve all of our prototyping problems. I also investigate a unique new trend that brings processors and FPGA fabric together in off-the-shelf embedded systems and check out a new invention that could bring the Star Trek food replicator to life.  Also this week, I announce the winner of last week’s nerdy giveaway and offer up a new one to chew on. 

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The Dichotomy Of Power

In my Fish Fry this week, I try to unravel the “aloha” of electronic engineering terminology; what we can do to make more power, use less power, and how we can measure exactly how much power our design is using – or is going to use. In this “power” themed episode, I investigate Microsemi’s new solar energy announcement, look into a cool new way to create wave energy and offer up some ideas on how we can use less energy in system designs. I also check out a new tool … Read More → "The Dichotomy Of Power"

Building a Better Bridge To Tomorrow

In my Fish Fry this week, I debate the nature of multi-core and examine some new standards that will hopefully make multi-core implementation easier in the future. I also dig into the newest Intel/ARM battle in the world of servers, investigate some fuzzy TSA math and look forward to the first annual NASA Open Source Summit. Also this week, I offer up a new way to create energy (coming to a pond near you) and serve up a brand new nerdy giveaway.

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More Than Meets The Eye

In my Fish Fry this week, I dig into the details surrounding the recent battle between investment banker Carl Icahn and Mentor Graphics, explore the unique life story of Internet start-up star Tom Pinckney and look into a new biomedical research that utilizes mouse neurons and semiconductor tubes.  Also this week, I give viewers a chance to win a brand new nerdy giveaway courtesy of Microchip Technology.

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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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