Thursday, August 31, 2006

PLL Programming Tool

Do you know how to program a frequency synthesizer in minutes?
Not that straightforward!
Well, not before the PLL Programming Tool:


The PLL Programming Tool allows RF developers to easily program a frequency synthesizer within minutes. Just connect it to the serial port of a computer, attach the convenient alligator clips to the 3-wire interface of the frequency synthesizer and you are ready to enter your desired configuration using a common terminal emulator (such as HyperTerminalTM)





A great simplification for a complex problem.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Google Trends for sociologic studies?

In this article, Google Trends is used to draw sociologic conclusions.. Based on the idea, it becomes interesting to check whick city queries the most about love (Philadelphia), sex (Cairo), suicide (Portland), work (Brisbane), money (Miami), artificial intelligence (New Delhi), etc...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

A Gold Mine for Data Miner

Statistics Canada releases, free of charge, some of its database.
Some statistics date back to the 60s, other are for 2005.
http://www.statcan.ca/

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Traffic Simulator

Why does it jam?
Why the traffic suddently stops even if there is no accident?
Maybe this simulator may give a clue..

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A Laptop Comes Preloaded With the Web

Even if the Web may requires more than 50 Tb of disk space, a company (Webaroo) is offering you a piece of software that will bring a large part of the net on your computer (around 1Gb). Available for offline browsing and searching, it contains wisely chosen parts of the web:

Webaroo servers crawl the web, analyze web pages and select the subset of pages that maximize Content Density (i.e. the most content value in the least storage size). Webaroo determines the content value based on the diversity and quality of the pages. The more diverse the set of pages, the more queries they are likely to be able to answer. The more high quality the pages, the more likely they are to contain meaningful information for users.