Technology Features
Apr 17, 2015
blog

Dual-Issue Multicore SOC Handles Soft Peripherals

XMOS has doubled the number of instructions per clock cycle with its new, multicore xCORE-200 platform. It also delivers gigabit Ethernet support for under $5....More
Apr 17, 2015
blog

Thinking About Communications, and a Farewell 1

If today’s date is around the middle of May, I am . . . just about . . . RETIRED! I am almost 71-and-a-half, and feeling the deadline stresses a little too often to be as comfortable as I used to be....More
Apr 16, 2015
blog

Is STEM Really Working?

What I would like to know is, is all this working? Are colleges seeing an increase in STEM enrollments?...More
Apr 7, 2015
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Bionic Ants on the March

What can you do with 3D printers? How about making a bunch of BionicANTs....More
Apr 7, 2015
blog

Get Ready for SDN, NFV, and Softwarization

Do you know what softwarization is and its two main versions, SDN and NFV?...More
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Mar 6, 2015
blog

Programming Efficiency: Part 2 2

A number of years ago I did some work on a PABX. The device was electromechanical and far from state of the art, but the owner had been talked into spending a bunch of money expanding it and couldn’t justify scrapping it....More
Jan 21, 2015
Commentary

How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics 8

In our generation of microcontroller-enhanced everything, it has been frustrating at best to see how often the capability of smart hardware has been foiled by the design of poorly purposed software....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 7

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More

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