The coffee ring effect revealed Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/18/2011 2 comments Every now and then, some bright spark pauses for a second and says “Just a cotton pickin' moment, I wonder what’s causing that?”
Well, Morph Me! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/10/2011 2 comments Every now and again I come up with an idea that’s way ahead of its time, but I don’t have the resources or money or time to do anything about it…
Bill Bryson on cricket Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/9/2011 9 comments It is not true that the English invented cricket as a way of making all other human endeavors look interesting and lively; that was merely an unintended side effect.
'They're Made Out Of Meat' by Terry Bisson Engineering Pop Culture! 8/9/2011 6 comments In this short story by Terry Bisson we listen in on two aliens from a mechanical civilization talking about what to do with regard to their first contact with the human race.
Seeing sounds and tasting colors Engineering Pop Culture! 8/1/2011 1 comment One engineer sees black-and-white gate-level schematics in color. Are there any synaesthete design engineers who see black-and-white RTL in color?
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