During research for my recent 6-part article series on the early transistor makers, I tried to find information on the companies that attended the 1952 Bell Labs Transistor Symposium, yet clearly never made transistors. One of those companies was listed as “The Baldwin Company.” Searching the Internet, the closest match I could find for that corporate name was the Baldwin Piano Company. I wondered, what thread could … Read More → "Winston Kock: Right Place, Right Time, Right Idea"
In this week’s military and aerospace themed Fish Fry podcast, longtime friend of the show Nigel Forrester and I investigate the role of timing in SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) systems. We also discuss the benefits of assured positioning, navigation, and timing (A-PNT) for military applications, and why spoofing and jamming are critical challenges to solve in this domain. Also this week, I check out … Read More → "All in the Timing: Spoofing, Jamming and A-PNT"
My university degree was what they call a co-op course in the USA. Standing for “cooperative education,” this refers to a program that balances classroom theory with periods of practical, hands-on experience. There were two types of such courses in the UK. One type was called a “thin sandwich” because it involved short alternating 6-week periods in and out of college. The other type, which I … Read More → "XMOS: Using RISC-V to Define SoCs in Software"
I just learned something new. I thought the System-on-Module” (SoM or SOM, depending on your preference) moniker was relatively new. I should have known better. “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun,” as the prophet said in Ecclesiastes 1:9.
No matter what your religious persuasion, it has … Read More → "These Aren’t Your Mother’s SoMs!"
Networking is an interesting topic. I wish I knew more about it. A lot of people don’t even think about the networks they are using so long as the piece of electronic equipment they currently want to play with works as planned.
The first time I came into contact with a network in the wild was sometime around the … Read More → "Using Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) in Noisy Environments"