So We Just Consider the Resistor's Tolerance, Right?
Adam Taylor 12 comments
When designing precision electronics or performing a detailed worst-case analysis, one quickly learns to consider parameters that may not be so important in other ...
Latest Updates on Phase Change Memory Problems
Ron Neale 3 comments
PCM at IEDM 2013: Problems Aired.
There are about half a dozen papers on phase change memory (PCM) devices at IEDM 2013, and most deal with known reliability ...
Mill CPU: Stack Machines Instead of Turing
Ivan Godard 2 comments
Recently I posted a Hackaday.com interview of Ivan Godard, CTO of Out-of-the-Box Computing, a startup company creating Mill CPU. That interview, and the ongoing series of ...
Space Station: Benefit of Sharing Engineering Know-How
Caleb Kraft 4 comments
Next week, I will be getting the pleasure of exploring the Johnson Space Center in Houston, thanks to a really cool program called Speed2Design put on by Littelfuse. In ...
Doing Math in FPGAs
Tom Burke 23 comments
For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...
Getting Started With the DipTrace PCB Design Tool
Adam Carlson 17 comments
In my previous blog, A Guide to Low Cost PCB Tools, I listed a handful of free to low-cost PCB tool options along with a set of criteria of things that I felt were ...
Finance for Engineers: Financial Ratios
Henry Davis 9 comments
Corporate accounting and finance is controlled by a large number of laws and consensus documents. You'll hear about things like the Financial Accounting Standards Board ...
400+ Year-Old Word Processor
Max Maxfield 34 comments
I just meandered my way over to Ivan Cowie's Dilbert-like cubical in the next bay to chat about his recent EE Times article on battery technology when I saw a really cool ...