As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in my Why, Hello FPGA and AI — How Nice to See You Together! column, on May 20th I gave my What the FAQ is an FPGA? presentation at the Embedded Online Conference. I’m sure it goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) that this was … Read More → "Meandering Musings on Metastability"
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Yes! This is it! At long last we’ve reached the final part of this epic saga into all things related as to why switches bounce and how to mitigate against this phenomenon; that is, how to debounce the little rascals. On the off-chance you’ve only just run across this modest magnum opus, we should perhaps … Read More → "Ultimate Guide to Switch Debounce (Part 9)"
I’ve just been talking to the folks from a jolly interesting company called IOTech. One of the things they told me that really struck a chord was that their technology bridges the OT-IT divide. “But what is the OT-IT divide, and why does it need to be bridged?” I hear you cry. Well, I’m glad … Read More → "IOTech: Bridging the OT-IT Divide"
I can’t believe it; we've finally arrived at the ultimate part of what started out as a mini-series and ended up being a mega-epic. In a moment, we're going to consider FPGA (hardware) and MCU (software) solutions to the switch bounce problem, but first...
I think this is it! I honestly believe this is going to be the last installment in our switch bounce saga. This is where we finally get to consider software solutions to the switch bounce problem (along with a bunch of other topics, of course). Having said this, as usual there are no promises, because -- like you -- I have no idea what is to come until I've written it down.
Way back in the mists of time, when I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, as I penned the first words in this quest to explore the topic of switch bounce and debounce, I actually thought it would take only one, perhaps two, columns. Sad to relate, as the days grew into weeks and the weeks grew into months, I grew into a much sadder and wiser man.
Just to ensure we’re all tapdancing to the same drumbeat before we leap into the fray with gusto and abandon, let’s briefly remind ourselves that in Part 1 of this miniseries we introduced the concept of switch bounce. Later, in Part 2, we took a deeper dive into the bouncing associated with a single pole, … Read More → "Ultimate Guide to Switch Debounce (Part 5)"
With the COVID-19 situation continuing to evolve, numerous companies in our industry have been telling their employees to work from home (WFH) lately to enable “social distancing” to slow the spread of the virus. Large numbers of engineers, marketers, and other technology professionals may find themselves hanging out on the sofa, trying to squeeze out … Read More → "Work from Home Survival Guide"
It seems that almost every day I hear about some cool and exciting techno-wonder originating with those clever guys and gals in Israel. For example, I currently have a WifiWall Traveler sitting in my shirt pocket. This little beauty, which came from the folks at WifiWall.com, is small enough to fit in the palm of my hand (2.5" x 1.75" x 0.75"), yet it's awesome in its power.
I was recently introduced to the concept of Engineers Week (EWeek), which was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951. This year, EWeek took place 16-22 February. Of particular interest to me was Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (a.k.a. Girl Day), which was celebrated on 20 February 2020. According to … Read More → "Introducing Girls to Engineering"
Jul 6, 2020
If you were in the possession of one of these bodacious beauties, what sorts of games and effects would you create using the little scamp?...
Jul 3, 2020
[From the last episode: We looked at CNNs for vision as well as other neural networks for other applications.] We're going to take a quick detour into math today. For those of you that have done advanced math, this may be a review, or it might even seem to be talking down...
Jul 2, 2020
In June, we continued to upgrade several key pieces of content across the website, including more interactive product explorers on several pages and a homepage refresh. We also made a significant update to our product pages which allows logged-in users to see customer-specifi...