• Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Tis the season to be shopping…for a phone that works with your car!
    Published. December 5, 2012

    Posted By Chris ElliotSenior Marketing Communications Manager Christmas is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you have some shopping to do. Some of you may be considering buying a new mobile phone as a gift for yourself or someone on your list.  There are so many cool new options out there to choose from (including some great Windows Phone 8 devices—hint, hint) but for those with a car that has an in-car connectivity system, like Ford SYNC, one important consideration...

  • The Canonical Hamiltonian

    The Canonical Hamiltonian

    Fringe Physics and the Higgs Boson, Part II of the Holiday Serial
    Published. December 4, 2012

    Many old Native American myths, have a coyote character.  Coyote is a trickster and is often intertwined throughout the story influencing events in unexpected and sometimes apparently meaningless ways.  This story’s coyote is Agnew Hunter Bahnson Jr.  References to him, … Continue reading →...

  • Editor's Note

    Editor's Note

    One Step At A Time
    Published. November 30, 2012

    FinFETs provide an important bridge for power and performance, but they’re not free....

  • RF/Microwave Tracker

    RF/Microwave Tracker

    Teardown Signals Transition from GaAs to CMOS Power Amplifiers In 3G Handsets
    Published. November 30, 2012

    Although, working CMOS based 3G RF power amplifiers (PAs) were demonstrated several years ago, the transition from 2G to 3G handsets has not been that easy for CMOS. Concerns over performance have severely limited its progression in the 3G space. … Continue reading →...

  • JB’s Circuit

    JB’s Circuit

    Semiconductor GPU IP Faces Cloud Division
    Published. November 29, 2012

    Cloud computing offers many challenges including the division of graphic-processing IP and rendering tasks between the mobile device and cloud-based servers....

  • The Perils of Parallel

    The Perils of Parallel

    Intel Xeon Phi Announcement (& me)
    Published. November 16, 2012

    1. No, I’m not dead. Not even sick. Been a long time since a post. More on this at the end. 2. So, Intel has finally announced a product ancestrally based on the long-ago Larrabee. The architecture became known as MIC (Many Integrated Cores), development vehicles were named after tiny towns (Knights Corner/Knights Ferry – one was to be the product, but I could never keep them straight), and the final product is to be known as the Xeon Phi. Why Phi? I don’t know. Maybe it’s the start...

  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    “MicroFlix”…Funny name; how crazy would it be if Netflix joined the Microsoft Family?
    Published. October 29, 2012

    If Microsoft were to buy Netflix - and it's a big "if", since it's only a rumor - MSFT could join Apple, Amazon and Google in having a huge influence on the embedded industry. Continue reading →...

  • Nick MacKechnie-Stuck somewhere between family life and IT...

    Nick MacKechnie-Stuck somewhere between family life and IT...

    How Microsoft IT Implemented Disaster Recovery in the Datacenter
    Published. April 25, 2012

    Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft IT Implemented Disaster Recovery in the Datacenter, which discusses DR consolidation and centralization within Microsoft, plus best practices for any large organization.  Microsoft builds disaster recovery (DR) into its applications and systems. Recently, Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) improved DR planning by consolidating and centralizing its DR efforts. The new plan focuses on the critical processes...

  • Domeika’s Dilemma

    Domeika’s Dilemma

    My Summer Vacation
    Published. September 28, 2010

    Blogging has been something that slipped off my radar for the past year. Here’s a reboot to see if I can get this going again. I’ll start with where my brain has been the past 9 months. Once I have this out, the plan is to start blogging about my thoughts on industry happenings, needs, [...]...

  • Wizards of Electromagnetism

    Wizards of Electromagnetism

    My Interview on EE Web
    Published. December 8, 2011

    Interview with me, Colin Warwick, at EE Web...

  • Hardware/Firmware Interfacings

    Hardware/Firmware Interfacings

    Why Trust your Chip Success to an Afterthought?
    Published. February 17, 2011

    At a recent DesignCon, I attended the panel, “The Same Chip Killers Keep Delaying Your Schedules – What Are You Doing About It?” consisting of Ed Sperling (Moderator/System-Level Design), John Busco (NVIDIA), Ravi Damaraju (Juniper Networks), Ramon Macias (NetLogic Microsystems), Sunil Malkani (Broadcom), and Bernard Murphy (Atrenta Inc). I saw two common themes that I have [...]...

  • Discourse on Embedded Signal Processing

    Discourse on Embedded Signal Processing

    DSPBridge Open Source DSP Development On OMAP
    Published. December 3, 2011

    The DSPBridge project allows open-source developers to use the OMAP processor’s on-chip DSP with embedded Linux. The DSP support is configured as a device driver when compiling the kernel, for details see the DSPBridge Project WIKI page on  Sample code is included that demonstrate common tasks.  There are a few articles on DSPBridge for [...]...

  • EmbeddedPC


    Don’t get tied up in knots with your cables!
    Published. September 28, 2011

    It always seems like it’s the little things that often cause the most problems with your embedded system.  The more I work with electronic systems, the more respect and care I have developed for cables and interconnect systems.  This goes … Continue reading →...

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