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Combatting Complexity

Even though Moore's Law makes our systems twice as complex every two years, we still use the same old brains to design them. At some point, that means our systems are more complex than we can understand. (And, for some of us, that happens sooner than for …

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Aiming Wireless Power

Presenting the results as excerpts makes for pretty searchable...ah, lulz.
http://www.nature.com/cr/journal/v18/n12/full/cr2008306a.html
(letter to the editor, not article; sorry) is nice, but having "Non-thermal activation of...[blah blah hsp27/p38MAPK…

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Turning Brown Fields to Green

Do you have legacy equipment that you're trying to get connected? How's that working? Smoothly? Challenges?

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When Intel Buys Altera

@kachris,

Agreed! I touched on that a bit in the article - talking about Zynq and SoC FPGAs. I don't think the "processor" part of those offerings (at this point) are really data-center-class processors, but that would be a reasonable evolution of thos…

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Surround-By-Cobalt

Do you think cobalt is the right solution to the problem of filling vias and getting metal to stick to the dielectric cap?

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Who Gets Access?

I don't know if things have changed, but when I tried to install the Facebook app, for example, there was no way to pick and choose what it had access to. It simply told me what it would be accessing and gave me the option to back out, which I did.

I c…

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BFFs 4 FPGAs

This chip is a far cry from a real programmable analog device. It's just an A/D converter and D/A converter packaged together with some "stunt logic". No signal processing going on in this device. And the conversion rate must be slow (I didn't see it i…

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