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It is wonderful world!
_hm   2/23/2014 5:00:55 PM
Yes, world is wonderful and it is nice to learn such magnanimous people in our society. Thanks Max.


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Giving Something Back
Adam-Taylor   2/15/2014 7:53:00 AM
I think all of us went into engineering to make the world a better place, and what better way to give something back by helping to create systems which improve the lives of people while at the same time ensuring the look amazing rather than just functional. 

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Re: An amazing concept
Duane Benson   2/13/2014 4:32:05 PM
People use wardrobe, cars, and just about everything else as a means to express their personality. Why not a wheelchair.

Perhaps, wheelchairs could even get some electronics customization. For example, the motor control could be adjusted and optimized for the specific type of activity. If someone primarily uses their chair for long distance, it could be optimized for longer battery life. If they're never far from a charger, but are constantly making small movements, it could be optimized fro that.

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Making life better
paul.dillien   2/13/2014 3:16:46 PM
This is what I think is great about engineering - it can make life better for others.  It clearly has the potential to improve the quality of life for Kyron in this case, and very importantly raise his own self-worth.

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Very Cool
DrFPGA   2/13/2014 9:34:27 AM
Great post Max. What a cool idea. Lots of other possible sci-fi themes too..

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An amazing concept
kfield   2/13/2014 9:31:33 AM
Kudos to the designers for turning a medical assist device into a beautiful piece of art that embodies the owner's personality. I can see this kind of customization catching on in a big way, and hopefully the clever designers and engineers out there will find ways to make it affordable. 

As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.

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