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Comment: Re: Laser engraving - tom-ii - 8/25/2014
Comment: Laser engraving - tom-ii - 8/25/2014
Comment: Be careful... - tom-ii - 7/15/2014
Comment: Re: Nice job, but... - tom-ii - 6/4/2014
Comment: Re: Nice job, but... - tom-ii - 6/4/2014
Can You Fix My Toy, Daddy?
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6/3/2014   6 comments
"I'll go downstairs and fix this. I'll be back in about five minutes," Tom promised optimistically.
Comment: Re: Atmel uCs, etc - tom-ii - 5/7/2014
Comment: Atmel uCs, etc - tom-ii - 5/7/2014
Comment: Double buffering... - tom-ii - 5/6/2014
Comment: Re: GPIB cables - tom-ii - 5/1/2014
Comment: Re: GPIB cables - tom-ii - 5/1/2014
Comment: Re: GPIB cables - tom-ii - 5/1/2014
It's Time for GPIB to Die
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5/1/2014   30 comments
Tom Burke has had enough with GPIB, calling it as finicky as the ISA bus. Do you agree, or should GPIB continue its long life?
Comment: Re: 74x ? We do.... - tom-ii - 4/13/2014
Comment: Re: 74x ? We do.... - tom-ii - 4/13/2014
Comment: Should I mention... - tom-ii - 3/31/2014
Comment: Is this the same guy? - tom-ii - 3/28/2014
Comment: Re: 74x ? We do.... - tom-ii - 3/17/2014
The Noob in All of Us: Electronics Fundamentals Video
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3/17/2014   8 comments
A homemade educational video covers fundamental electronic concepts, from the basic PN junction diode, BJTs, FETs, and EEPROMs to CCDS (and their control).
Doing Math in FPGAs, Part 6 (Computing Sine Values)
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3/13/2014   8 comments
The task is to compute the sine of a number between 0 and 360 degrees in an FPGA, and then present the result to the outside world in a manner that is useful.
Comment: Re: Doing division - tom-ii - 2/21/2014
Comment: Re: Doing division - tom-ii - 2/20/2014
Comment: Doing division - tom-ii - 2/19/2014
Doing Math in FPGAs, Part 5 (Binary Division)
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2/18/2014   6 comments
If you thought binary multiplication was "interesting," just wait until you try to wrap your brain around fixed-point binary division!
Comment: Sort of related... - tom-ii - 2/7/2014
Doing Math in FPGAs, Part 4 (Fixed-Point)
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1/31/2014   8 comments
There are as many ways to implement fixed-point as there are people trying to implement it. This is Tom Burke's implementation.
Comment: Re: The video - tom-ii - 1/29/2014
Comment: Re: The video - tom-ii - 1/28/2014
My Favorite Troubleshooting Tools
Blog  
1/28/2014   9 comments
TDRs rank high on Tom Burke's list, but simple tools also help.
Comment: Re: 10's Complement - tom-ii - 1/21/2014
Comment: Re: LabWindows/CVI - tom-ii - 1/16/2014
Reduce Automated Test Rack Size
Blog  
1/15/2014   10 comments
Many automated test stations consist of racks of individual test instruments. In many cases, you can replace them with modular instruments.
Comment: Re: Erroneous example - tom-ii - 1/8/2014
Comment: Re: Signed magnitude - tom-ii - 1/8/2014
Comment: Re: Signed magnitude - tom-ii - 1/7/2014
Doing Math in FPGAs, Part 3 (Floating-Point)
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1/7/2014   21 comments
Floating-point numbers are similar to the "scientific notation" we learned in high school, but they are stored and manipulated using binary representations.
Comment: Re: Trouble... - tom-ii - 12/28/2013
Comment: Re: Trouble... - tom-ii - 12/27/2013
Comment: Neato! - tom-ii - 12/27/2013
Comment: Trouble... - tom-ii - 12/27/2013
Comment: Re: Why use BCD? - tom-ii - 12/27/2013
Comment: Not dead, yet - tom-ii - 12/25/2013
Comment: Re: What's real? - tom-ii - 12/25/2013
Doing Math in FPGAs, Part 2 (BCD)
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12/24/2013   20 comments
Binary coded decimal is not used as much as it once was, but we can still find it hither and yon -- mostly in applications where the data will be directly driving a display.
Comment: Re: How FPGA do math - tom-ii - 12/8/2013
Comment: Re: math links - tom-ii - 12/7/2013
Comment: Re: Goldschmidt? - tom-ii - 12/7/2013
Doing Math in FPGAs, Part 1
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12/6/2013   24 comments
There are a number of tricks we can use to perform mathematical operations efficiently in FPGA hardware.
Comment: Re: Very Interesting - tom-ii - 12/4/2013
Comment: Re: Very Interesting - tom-ii - 12/3/2013
Comment: Re: Very Interesting - tom-ii - 12/3/2013
Make a Frequency Plan
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12/3/2013   17 comments
Spending the time up front to develop a frequency plan for your system can save you lots of headaches.
Comment: Re: Me wants! - tom-ii - 12/2/2013


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