Correlating to good effect
Design How-To 2/17/2011 1 comment
Correlators are a surprisingly common part of everyday life. They are used in RFEL's audio-visual recognition units as well as in wireless systems such as mobile phones, Wi-Fi, digital TV and remote controls, where a receiving device has to lock onto and interpret information that is being transmitted. They are also used to aid high-speed communication between devices even though physically they may only be a couple of centimetres apart.
The white screen of death...
Blog 2/16/2011 27 comments
I am not a happy person at the moment. The radiance of my smile is no longer lighting the world around me because earlier today, with no warning whatsoever, my computer gave up the ghost...
I want my own Jet Pack!!!
Blog 2/12/2011 9 comments
I know that the use of three exclamation marks (as in the title to this blog) is the sign of a deranged mind ... but I don’t care ... I want my own personal Jet Pack!!!
Does EMC stand for exasperating, magic, or confusing?—Part 1
Design How-To 2/10/2011 10 comments
While it is merely a nuisance to experience radio interference, it is definitely a serious matter if an ABS, stability control, or airbag suffers a malfunction because a vehicle passes a TV tower too closely. Thus, mastering EMC is a basic requirement for automotive electronics designers. Part one of this article explains basic strategies and provides useful hints.
Teaching an old dog (me) new tricks
Blog 2/10/2011 24 comments
Have you seen those things called ‘The Great Courses’? These are college-level courses that are available on DVD for you to study from the comfort of your sofa. I just ordered three...
So, what would you do?
Blog 2/8/2011 1 comment
Speaking of human mirrors, did you see…? And what about...? And you must have seen…! So what do you think you would do if you were ever faced with a situation like...?
Amazingly cool trick with Windows 7
Blog 2/3/2011 55 comments
Someone just showed me an amazingly cool trick with Windows 7 that’s going to save me a whole bunch of time (and frustration) in the days, weeks, months, and years to come...