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IEEE Collabratec Online Community 1
Posted Friday, Jan 1, 2016 by Kim Parnell

IEEE Collabratec is a very useful online community that can be used by both IEEE Members and Non-Members. I am finding great benefit in easily establishing private groups to collaborate, share documents, and message between the group members. IEEE Collabratec™ is an integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and create —…

2015 Flash Memory Summit and IEEE-CNSV 2
Posted Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 by Kim Parnell

The 2015 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) is a premier event for Flash Memory technology. Many new product announcements and technology developments are first revealed at this annual meeting. The rapid evolution of 3D Flash and also Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) technology were two items that I found particularly exciting. Several IEEE-CNSV members attended the…

Apple's iPhone, iPad Secret Sauce - Semiconductors 3
Posted Monday, Dec 7, 2015 by Ron Maltiel

Apple over the last few years has leveraged its growing chip design knowledge to gain an added edge in performance and battery life. For example, in the iPhone 6S Apple optimized the flash memory controller, which improves the speed of accessing flash data.

A Mission Controller Reviews “The Martian” 4
Posted Friday, Oct 2, 2015 by Jeff Safire

"’The Martian’ movie is a dream come true, a faithful elucidation of the central technical dramas that made the Andy Weir novel it’s based on the surprise ‘space geek hit’ of the decade. The tale is something of a Robinson Crusoe in space: Astronaut Mark Watney is stranded on the surface of Mars when…"

The FFT is Fifty 5
Posted Monday, Aug 24, 2015 by Shashidhar Sathyanarayana

Their 1965 paper starts with the unassuming words “An efficient method for the calculation of the interactions of a 2^m factorial experiment was introduced by Yates and is widely known by his name.” The paper does not use the word “fast” even once. But the algorithm described in that paper written by James Cooley and John Tukey[1]…

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