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3/18/2014 01:21 PM EDT
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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Giggling
Max The Magnificent   3/20/2014 10:21:29 AM
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@ChristophZ: I was giggling constantely remembering the many many hours sitting in front of the computer moving around stupid lines with dump tools.

When I started out in the early 1980s, you didn't even have the ability to *move* tracks -- you could  place vias and you could use the digitizer to add track segments -- but all you could do was *add* or *delete* things -- we dreamed of being aboe to *move* things LOL

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ChristophZ   3/20/2014 3:47:44 AM
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I have to tell you that the one thing that really took my breath away is something called

During watching this videos I kept my breath but the only thing I was able to do was constantly giggle. You look at it, it's so simple so intuitive (sorry to use this word) it feels smart. And I was giggling constantely remembering the many many hours sitting in front of the computer moving around stupid lines with dump tools.

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Re: Differential
Max The Magnificent   3/19/2014 9:28:35 AM
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@zeeglen: Pretty cool how it keeps differential pairs together right up to the end of the run.

The EDA tools available to us these days (both front- and back-end) simply blow me away. When you think about the raw computation involved in dynamically moving tracks and vias around -- mind-boggling is all I can say.

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Max The Magnificent   3/19/2014 9:26:58 AM
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@zeeglen: Pretty cool how it keeps differential pairs together right up to the end of the run.

Also the way in which it wraps/bends the ends of the differential pair tracks around the pads and vias to fine-tune the lengths and phases.

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zeeglen   3/19/2014 9:05:29 AM
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Pretty cool how it keeps differential pairs together right up to the end of the run.

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