With the IEEE EMC Symposium on tap for next week, the time seemed right for an EMC/ESD quiz. Just don't get zapped trying to asnwer the following questions. If you answer all of them correctly, you'll know that you're a well-grounded engineer.
1. What kind of grounding system is the most vital element for minimizing EMC problems?
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.