I grew up(?) in the 60,s and 70's and used recycled components from discard PCB's from Ravenscraig Steelworks.
It always troubled me that only one decoupling applied cap on VCC? Why not apply the same principle to VSS? Guess what, regarded as a freak or a loon but the designs worked, particularly the analog.
Old enough now to be tolerated as just an obstinate Curmudgeon, but principles stick like S to a blanket!
James Clerk Maxwell nailed and underpinned our theory, thanks JCM!
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Max Maxfield Post a comment
The vast majority of the embedded designers I know typically create MCU-based systems -- they rarely even consider using a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).
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Bernard Cole 1 Comment
Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...
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Martin Rowe 5 comments
Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.
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Rich Quinnell 16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...