I grappled with this thought before posting this article: Do engineers who grew up thinking that HP was always a computer company and Agilent has been around forever care at all about Bill and Dave? Or, is it the older engineers who used HP test equipment for years that car about this? I'd really like to hear from engineers under 35.
I think the proposed logo is brilliant and "Bill and Dave Instrumentation" would be a fitting name. I've often thought that Hewlett-Packard paved the way for Apple. They made easy to use, functional, reliable, powerful, and elegant instrumentation. The controls were intuitive whether using a tone generator or a calculator. These devices were tools in the best sense - devices that made getting the work done easier. We've got "Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream", why not "Bill and Dave Instrumentation"?
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Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 13 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 ...