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Comment: impressive - Adam-Taylor - 4/10/2014
PCB/FPGA Power Architectures, Part 1
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1/27/2014   Post a comment
The first stage in defining the power architecture of a system is a determination of all the voltage rails and the currents drawn by each of these rails.
Using a ZedBoard, Part 1 (Opening the Box)
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1/23/2014   3 comments
Adam takes delivery of his ZedBoard boasting a Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC and starts the process of getting it up and running.
Comment: Specification - Adam-Taylor - 1/14/2014
Comment: FPGA SEU - Adam-Taylor - 1/7/2014
Comment: SEE - Adam-Taylor - 1/7/2014
Comment: Very Interesting - Adam-Taylor - 1/4/2014
Become a Decoupling Capacitor Network Guru, Part 2
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12/17/2013   9 comments
It's common knowledge that decoupling capacitors should be placed as close to the device as possible, but at what point does close enough become too far away?
Comment: Re: Face-off - Adam-Taylor - 12/15/2013
Mining Litecoins: ZedBoard vs. Raspberry Pi Faceoff
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12/13/2013   13 comments
Blogger Adam Taylor investigates how the Zynq-based ZedBoard and the Raspberry Pi perform when mining Litecoins, which are an adaption of Bitcoins.
Become a Decoupling Capacitor Network Guru, Part 1
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12/11/2013   17 comments
A decoupling capacitor network serves multiple purposes: minimizing the effects of AC signals and noise and acting as a local energy store close to the device being decoupled.
Comment: Re: Is that you? - Adam-Taylor - 12/10/2013
Comment: Re: Is that you? - Adam-Taylor - 12/9/2013
Comment: Re: Is that you? - Adam-Taylor - 12/9/2013
Comment: Re: Is that you? - Adam-Taylor - 12/9/2013
So We Just Consider the Resistor's Tolerance, Right?
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12/9/2013   24 comments
In reality, the tolerance of a resistor is just the starting point that doesn't fully define the maximum or minimum value the resistor could be within your circuit.
Comment: How FPGA do math - Adam-Taylor - 12/8/2013
Comment: MTBF and FIT - Adam-Taylor - 11/26/2013
Comment: Lots to consider - Adam-Taylor - 11/26/2013
Wrapping One's Brain Around Metastability
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11/20/2013   2 comments
Design expert Adam Taylor explains the mysteries of VHDL-based FPGA design. In this column, he explores how metastability can be triggered in registers.
6 Things to Consider When Designing Your PCB
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11/8/2013   4 comments
Unless your PCB is designed correctly in the first place, you are going to run into issues sooner or later.
Comment: Re: First thing - Adam-Taylor - 10/31/2013
Comment: Re: First thing - Adam-Taylor - 10/31/2013
3 Things to Consider for Your Prototype
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10/30/2013   10 comments
The cost of implementing fixes increases as the development progresses, so you need to think about how you will test your hardware from day one.
Comment: Re: Loud? Moi? - Adam-Taylor - 10/1/2013
Comment: Re: Loud? Moi? - Adam-Taylor - 10/1/2013
Design West 2014: Big Shoes & Loud Shirts to Fill
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9/30/2013   9 comments
We're now accepting submissions for papers for the Design West 2014 Conference and Exhibition.
Continued Professional Development in Engineering
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9/26/2013   12 comments
Part of being a chartered (professional) engineer is keeping current and up-to-date by means of CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
Comment: Interesting - Adam-Taylor - 9/6/2013


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