Max’s Cool Beans 1/18/2017 11 comments
Representing the famous Battle of Koom Valley between the dwarfs and the trolls, Thud is a favorite game of Lord Havelock Vetinari, Patrician of Ankh-Morpork.
Discarding Superfluous Pharmaceuticals
Engineering Investigations 1/13/2017 25 comments
It would be nice if pharmacies offered some sort of pharmaceutical disposal service so as to stop people from simply flushing unwanted medications down the toilet
Dining with Analog Stars
Blog 1/7/2017 1 comment
Meet the Analog Aficionados. They are a group of engineers, technicians, students, inventors, scientists, educators and so many more that meets annually at David’s Restaurant in Santa Clara, CA.
2G Sunset a Slow Burn
Blog 1/7/2017 6 comments
Subscribers around the world rely on 2G cellular, a still-vital technology for machine–to-machine (M2M) communications and network availability in rural parts of many countries--and that won’t change for some time.
CES: Still a Semiconductor Showcase
Blog 1/5/2017 Post a comment
Consumer electronics depends on a variety of analog techniques, not always obvious on colorful 4K TV screens. Among CES exhibitors, it will be wearables that consistently demonstrate their mettle, providing accurate and sensitive signal-conditioning circuits, low power consumption, a versatile development tools.
Latch-Based RAMs and the Hidden Capacitor
Blog 12/31/2016 1 comment
Is there a place for a volatile DRAM replacement? While the VLT as a DRAM replacement might be attractive, any success hinges on effective and innovative solutions to some major problems.
IoT: A New Twist on an Old Idea
Blog 12/27/2016 3 comments
I have learned not to dismiss technology reincarnations with an “I’ve seen this one before” wave of the hand. Oftentimes, old ideas reappear in new guises because of the emergence of new enabling technologies.