I have a friend called Bob (spelled the usual way and pronounced with a silent ‘q’). In fact, as fate would have it, I’ve been blessed with an abundance of Bobs (and that’s not something most people expect to hear themselves say on a daily basis).
In order to distinguish between members of this bodacious bunch of Bobs … Read More → "Eeek! 100 Captivating Columns and Counting"
There are a lot of books available to tell you all about the theoretical side of designing and building embedded systems, but not so many that tackle the nitty-gritty details involved in developing embedded systems that actually work and keep on working, until now…
When I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young lad poised to spend the next four years of … Read More → "A Hands-On Guide to Designing Embedded Systems"
It all started with a post from one of my LinkedIn connections, Tim Davis:
“It seems like the golden age of the pure FPGA is disappearing to me. Am I right?
“The warning shot, that FPGAs were on the way out, was delivered three years ago by Xilinx … Read More → "FPGAs: Made in China"
I love words. I wish I knew more of them. I like to believe that I have a reasonably extensive vocabulary at my disposal, but I also recognize that I know only a subset of all the words that are out there. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that new words are popping up like mushrooms, while the meaning of existing words can evolve over … Read More → "Just Call Me an Indexing Fool"
OMG! I only just got used to the idea of USB 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2, and now I find that something called USB4 is barreling our way like a runaway freight train. USB4 supports signals with such high speeds that they need a special form of conditioning called ReTiming. Fortunately, the folks at Kandou have … Read More → "Using USB4? Require ReTiming? Kandou Can-Do!"