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Mysteries of the Ancients: Binary Coded Decimal (BCD)

I love learning how logic designers of the past solved tricky problems with innovative solutions. The more I delve into this sort of thing, the more I say to myself, “Wow! I would never have thought of that!” A great example is binary coded decimal (BCD) because there’s a lot more to this topic than one might, at first, suppose.

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Developing the World’s First Commercially Available RF Device with an Open-Source Chip

Good Grief! I can’t believe it’s 2023. I’m not ready. I haven’t got a speech prepared and I don’t have a thing to wear. I hope you had a wonderful holiday break with family and friends. For myself, I was originally hoping to take a 4-day weekend around Christmas Day followed by a repeat performance around New Year’s Eve.

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Arduino 0s and 1s, LOW and HIGH, False and True, and Other Stuff

It’s common to hear engineers and computer boffins say that digital computers are based on 0s and 1s, but what does this actually mean? On the one hand, this is relatively simple; I mean, 0 and 1, how hard can it be? On the other hand, there are so many layers to this metaphorical onion that, much like a corporeal onion, it can make your eyes water. … Read More → "Arduino 0s and 1s, LOW and HIGH, False and True, and Other Stuff"
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RF Interconnect for Automotive Applications — Amphenol RF and Mouser Electronics   Modern and future automotive systems will put enormous demands on RF. We need reliable, high-bandwidth, low-latency, secure wireless connections between cars and infrastructure, from car to car, and within systems on each car. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Owen Barthelmes and Kelly Freeman of Amphenol RF to talk … Read More → "RF Interconnect for Automotive Applications — Amphenol RF and Mouser Electronics"
Mindi Analog Simulator — Microchip and Mouser Electronics   It’s easy to go wrong in the analog portion of your design, particularly if you’re not an analog “expert.” Electrical simulation can help reduce risk and design re-spins. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rico Brooks of Microchip about the MPLAB Mindi tool, and how it can help reduce … Read More → "Mindi Analog Simulator — Microchip and Mouser Electronics"
AVX Antennas — Mouser Electronics and AVX   Designing antennas can be a challenge for most engineers. With the explosion of active technologies such as MIMO and beamforming, the art of antenna design has become increasingly complex. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kenneth Schott from AVX about choosing and tuning high-performance antenna designs for your next … Read More → "AVX Antennas — Mouser Electronics and AVX"
Overcoming Today’s RFIC and SiP Design Challenges with Virtuoso RF Solution   5G presents daunting challenges for RF design. RF modules are reaching a level of complexity such that verification and analysis now demand about half of the design time, and that requires an integrated flow including physical verification and analysis as well as circuit design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats … Read More → "Overcoming Today’s RFIC and SiP Design Challenges with Virtuoso RF Solution"
Molex Antennas: Transforming the IIoT Landscape — Molex and Mouser Electronics   RF and antenna design for IoT devices can be a major challenge. Fortunately, Molex has some great turnkey solutions to fit a wide variety of design constraints and project needs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matt McWhinney from Molex about the RF and antenna options for IoT designs, … Read More → "Molex Antennas: Transforming the IIoT Landscape — Molex and Mouser Electronics"
Mixed-Signal Digital Complexity Explosion   Mixed-signal design is becoming increasingly complex, and our old tools and methods just won’t cut it. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rod Metcalfe of Cadence Design Systems about the changing mixed-signal landscape and how Cadence’s robust suite of mixed-signal design solutions can solve your toughest problems. Click here … Read More → "Mixed-Signal Digital Complexity Explosion"