“When one has taken root, one puts out branches.” – Jules Verne
What do microprocessors, pine trees, and public libraries all have in common? They have lots of branches. Branch instructions are fundamental to all von Neumann machines, along with arithmetic and logic operations. Without branches – specifically, conditional branches – you can’t really … Read More → "I’d Like to Buy a Hint, Pat"
Get ready to geek out.
I’m a big fan of math. I know… hardly a bold coming-out statement. But I’m also sometimes not a fan. In school, I found that there was sometimes too much blind adherence to math. When you asked why something happened, they’d say, “Because the equations say it happens.” Which isn’t really … Read More → "Negative Capacitance"
What do Moore’s Law, the Von Neuman Bottleneck, and alpha-band brain activity have in common?! This week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry! Matthew Burns (Samtec) joins us to discuss how we can prepare for the next wave of high speed fabrics in embedded computing and why these new faster fabrics will make our design lives harder not easier. … Read More → "Faster Interconnect! Go! Go!"
If you are in a position to influence someone, you are a leader. – Sheri L. Dew
Today, we’re going far afield from the electronics field, or so it will seem. Be patient, because there’s a big payoff if you hang tight.
This article’s about marketing. Now, let me tell you about real marketing, … Read More → "Message to CEOs: Stand Up for Your Company!"
“You’ve gone too far this time / And I’m dancing on the valentine” – Duran Duran
One of the weirdest demonstrations I’ve seen was from the guy at e-Ink. He was showing off his company’s flat display technology attached to a mockup Amazon Kindle reader. The back was off and all the electronic guts were hanging out: processor, RAM, display … Read More → "The New Age of Flex-Flex-Flex-Flex-Flex"
In dystopian science fiction, we are taught to fear the technological singularity – the time when artificial super intelligence advances to a point far beyond human intelligence, with a result that profoundly alters human existence. Vivid imagery of automated weapons of doom working to wipe out human civilization and take over the world – or the galaxy – have terrorized generations of sci-fi fans. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and … Read More → "Fear the Economic Singularity"