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Things that don’t fit elsewhere in the blog.

The Future of Self-driving Cars

After sitting in stop and go traffic for about half an hour last night on the way home from the office due to a 6 car pile up on the freeway, I started thinking that maybe self driving cars might not be all that bad of an idea.  Although a lawyer acquaintance said that cars […]

Musings on Product Development, a 30 Year Perspective

I’ve worked on a lot of product development projects over the last 30 years, most of which involve printed circuit boards, microprocessors and firmware of some kind.  Whilst massive changes in the electronics industry have come to pass over a generation there are some things that have not changed.  First of all is time to […]

So What’s With This IoT Stuff Anyway?

Yesterday’s announcement by NXP that they had completed their acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor got me to thinking about IoT (Internet of Things) again.  I’ve designed several “things”, and Freescale was a supplier of a number of microprocessors used in IoT things.  We also have used several of Freescale’s Kinetis series ARM based microcontrollers in some […]