What engineers really do… The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/25/2012 36 comments Is there a difference in perception between what your friends, parents, kids, and your boss thinks you do… and what you actually do?
Norwegian Odyssey (Stardate 19987+6) The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/22/2012 12 comments Following my talk I received an email saying "Dear Max. I found your talk today both exciting, inspiring, and entertaining. Three of my favorites. ;-)"
Analyze FIR filters using high-school algebra Design How-To 2/15/2012 6 comments In this first part of a two-parter, the Filter Wizard - aka Kendall Castor-Perry - looks at some fundamental facts about FIR filter responses, using some basic math you might even remember from school.
Quick – Vote now! Engineering Pop Culture! 2/7/2012 4 comments It’s time to stand up and be counted – are we going to let some yahoo from “e-Book Reader” or “Netbook News” beat one of our very own at EE Times? No we are not!
How It Was: Magnetic wire recorders Max’s Cool Beans 2/7/2012 7 comments If asked about the history of sound recording, you might think of the phonograph, the gramophone, and the magnetic tape recorder, but what about the wire recorder?
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments