Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

October 9, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—A panel of experts considered the issues associates with loudness. Thomas Lund moderated the panel comprised of Florian Camerer, Bob Ludwig, Geroge Massenburg, and Susan Rogers. Lund opened wit comments on the existing cultural heritages. The record business has been moving to hyper levels, resulting in over [...]

October 10, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—The problems of saving analog audio content is a big issue for researchers, historians, and anthropologists. Konrad Strauss from McGill University moderated this panel with panelists including Mark Hood from Indiana University, Nadja Wallaszkovits from the Austrian Academy of Science, Brad McCoy from the Library of Congress, [...]

October 1, 2014, ARM TechCon, Santa Clara, CA—A panel moderated by Ian Ferguson from ARM looked at the changing functions and needs of current infrastructure. For example, five years ago Google started offering high-sped data on fiber in some select areas. Now, they are delivering video, connectivity, and network functionality in those areas. The panelists [...]

What is the reason for human existence? What brings us happiness? The latest Terry Gilliam film, “The Zero Theorem”, might not give us a definite answer, but searches for one with spectacular and remarkable visual images. Gilliam, as always, is funny, witty, provocative, smart and surprising. In a futuristic London, Qohen Leth , a computer [...]

July 11, 2013, Motion Tracking Developers’ Conference, San Francisco—Herbie Kim and Josh Rabinowitz from Articulate described their efforts in integrating sensors into remote patient monitoring and assistance packages. They consider a combination of sensors and stimulators can provide benefits that exceed the contributions of either separately. As the population ages, we are seeing two disparate [...]

July 9, 2013, Semicon West, San Francisco—Olympus showed off an interesting example of a marriage of high-grade optics and computers. The DSX500, and sister DSX100 for larger objects, automates many of the setup functions and the optical systems distinguish themselves from simpler digital microscopes through better performance and easier user interfaces. The scope offers multiple [...]

 May 21, 2012, Opem Source Business Conference, San Francisco—Elliot Garbus from Intel presented “Sparks of intelligence: where smart devices connect mobile users to open data centers”. He noted that systems need to change to adapt to the emergence of big data. One of the first drivers for today’s data explosion was a pack of gum. [...]

 April 16, 2012, NAB, Las Vegas—Blackmagic Design introduced a host of new products for video capture and production. The highlight was a cinema-quality camera for $2995. The Cinema Camera touts a 13 stop dynamic range, 2.5K sensor, built-in SSD recorder, and Canon EF or Zeiss ZF lens mounts. Other features include a Thunderbolt connection, and [...]

 April 11, 2012, FlexTech Workshop, San Jose, CA—Jeffery Ashe from GE talked about the nature of health care and the issue that the healthcare system is increasingly complex. Changes in the systems will require the application of many new technologies and a different way to look at all of the healthcare issues. The domain experts [...]

 We talked with Renesas about their latest products at Design West, formerly the Embedded Systems Conference. Among the new releases were a low power microcontroller, a motor control kit, a capacitive touch evaluation kit, and new software support for the various products. The 32-bit RX62G group are optimized for digital power control applications, including motor [...]