There was a time when you could change some equipment with DIP switches either legit from the outside, and sometimes less legit if you got inside and found the DIP that set configuration. I once had a setup to measure velocity of projectiles using two optical sensors spaced a known distance apart. You could change the range of the time and the units it reported in via a DIP switch.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.