Pixelated Perfection

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"

5G Meets 50,000 Fans at Super Bowl 2025

Recently, I was basking in my comfy command chair relishing the adverts on television. They’re really the only thing worth watching since the Gilmore Girls ended (my wife, Gina the Gorgeous, and I just finished watching the re-runs… again) and while one is waiting for the next season of Doctor Who starring Jodie Whittaker to launch in 2020.

One of these adverts showed a bunch of people … Read More → "5G Meets 50,000 Fans at Super Bowl 2025"

ARM Dips Toe Into Configurability Pool

“My ghast was flabbered.” – Anthony Grayling

User-configurable microprocessors are a subject near and dear to me, so I was excited to hear that ARM, a company renowned for its iron-fisted control over its CPU architecture, was loosening its grip and allowing users to create their own custom instructions. Could it be? Had the company really joined the ranks of the user-configurable army … Read More → "ARM Dips Toe Into Configurability Pool"

It’s ALive!

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!"

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discussion
Posted on Oct 19 at 2:11am by tipalo
Regarding our morality on how we treat others, which are self-aware, hereby some remarks: 1. Some animal species are self-aware, means recognizing themselves in a mirror, e.g. mammals like elephant, bonobo, birds like Eurasian magpie, fishes like cleaner wrasses, etc. 2. Self-awareness does NOT mean free will 3. Free will does NOT ...
Posted on Oct 16 at 1:03pm by Max Maxfield
If you are interested in VR, AR, DR, MR, etc., you might want to check out this column on the Supplyframe Hardware site: Augmented Reality is Poised to Change the World The forthcoming VRX Conference & Expo (Dec 12-13, San Francisco) looks set to be a "must attend" event. https://...
Posted on Oct 14 at 9:54am by Max Maxfield
See also: Fundamentals: AI, ANNs, ML, DL, and DNNs (https://www.clivemaxfield.com/fundamentals-ai-anns-ml-dl-and-dnns/) where we briefly introduce the concepts of artificial intelligence (AI), artificial neural networks (ANNs), machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), and deep neural networks (DNNs).
Posted on Oct 14 at 9:54am by Max Maxfield
See also: Fundamentals: AI, ANNs, ML, DL, and DNNs (https://www.clivemaxfield.com/fundamentals-ai-anns-ml-dl-and-dnns/) where we briefly introduce the concepts of artificial intelligence (AI), artificial neural networks (ANNs), machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), and deep neural networks (DNNs).
Posted on Oct 14 at 9:53am by Max Maxfield
See also: Fundamentals: AI, ANNs, ML, DL, and DNNs (https://www.clivemaxfield.com/fundamentals-ai-anns-ml-dl-and-dnns/) where we briefly introduce the concepts of artificial intelligence (AI), artificial neural networks (ANNs), machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), and deep neural networks (DNNs).
Posted on Oct 14 at 8:18am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of these approaches to digital trustworthiness?
Posted on Oct 11 at 4:38pm by Max Maxfield
Hi Crusty, now you mention it, I do recall you mentioning that you started out as a Medical Laboratory Technologist -- it's interesting how one's path meanders along as we amble through our careers -- I started out as an engineer, and my dear old mom still can't believe that ...
Posted on Oct 11 at 4:34pm by Max Maxfield
I must admit that I watch too much science fiction -- as a result, I bounce around being scared of a zombie apocalypse, a robot/AI apocalypse, a super volcano, a giant asteroid strike, a pandemic, and... the list goes on LOL
Posted on Oct 11 at 4:31pm by Max Maxfield
On the one hand I agree with you that the vast amount of "stuff" younger folks don't know is scary -- but then I think back to how little I knew when I was younger. Re jobs, the industrial revolution took away the jobs of a vast number of agricultural ...
Posted on Oct 11 at 4:26pm by Max Maxfield
Did you also see Part 2 ( https://www.eejournal.com/article/the-artificial-intelligence-apocalypse-part-2/ ) and Part 3 ( https://www.eejournal.com/article/the-artificial-intelligence-apocalypse-part-3/ )?
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featured blogs
Oct 18, 2019
[From the last episode: We looked at the role of cache memory in a processor.] Now that we'€™ve looked at the major components of a computing system, let'€™s put them together. We won'€™t talk about how we'€™re putting them together for the moment; that comes next. We...
Oct 18, 2019
There are lots of books on EDA, but many of them are academic texts about the algorithms used inside EDA tools. Rather fewer of them are written for people doing real designs. A recently published... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site...
Oct 17, 2019
The first "thing" on the IoT actually predated the IoT moniker by almost two decades....
Oct 17, 2019
Fellow Samtec blogger David Pike recently asked the question, “Is Copper Dead?” He eloquently answers the question that copper and optical solutions still have long runways of growth. One group driving interest in optics is the Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO...
Oct 17, 2019
I’ve written extensively about agile development from the point of a verification engineer. From the beginning, I’ve been firmly of the opinion that increased agility in development teams starts with the team itself. A team critiques its approach, adopts new pract...
chalk talks
AVX Supercapacitors: PrizmaCap – AVX and Mouser Electronics  If your application requires a supercapacitor, there are a lot of options. You need the right form factor, temperature range, weight, and capacitance, of course. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Eric DeRose of AVX about choosing the right supercapacitor and about PrizmaCap – a new supercapacitor with low height, … Read More → "AVX Supercapacitors: PrizmaCap – AVX and Mouser Electronics"
Machine Learning at the Edge — NXP and Mouser Electronics  AI and neural networks are part of almost every new system design these days. But, most system designers are just coming to grips with the implications of designing AI into their systems. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Anthony Huereca of NXP about the ins and outs of machine learning … Read More → "Machine Learning at the Edge — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Improving Battery-Life with Ultra Low-Power Processors — NXP and Mouser Electronics   Battery life is critical in today’s mobile device designs, and designing-in ever-larger batteries causes all sorts of awkward compromises. The best strategy is to lower power consumption, and the processor is a great place to start. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Nik Jedrzejewski of NXP about the new … Read More → "Improving Battery-Life with Ultra Low-Power Processors — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
LPC5500 MCU Series — NXP and Mouser Electronics  Security is key in today’s edge designs, but where to start with designing-in security? Ad-hoc security strategies are recipes for disaster. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brendon Slade of NXP about the powerful new LPC5500 series of MCUs from NXP that have great performance and security designed in from … Read More → "LPC5500 MCU Series — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Why Does a Medical Tool Need Security? — Maxim and Mouser Electronics   Connected medical devices have a unique set of security design requirements, and a software-only security solution with a non-secure MCU might not be the best way to go. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Scott Jones from Maxim Integrated about the details of secure authentication and how we can … Read More → "Why Does a Medical Tool Need Security? — Maxim and Mouser Electronics"
The Future of Automotive Interconnects — Molex and Mouser Electronics   The modern automobile is practically a data center on wheels, with countless processors, controllers, sensors, and intelligent systems that need to communicate reliably. Choosing the right interconnect solutions is front and center in the design of these complex systems. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rudy Waluch of Molex … Read More → "The Future of Automotive Interconnects — Molex and Mouser Electronics"