Content posted in March 2014
Colossus Mark 1
Steve Taranovich 3/31/2014 8 comments
The National Museum of Computing located at Bletchley Park celebrated the 70th anniversary of Colossus, the first partially programmable electronic computer. Colossus went into service on February 1944, used for code breaking and the deciphering of Lorenz-encrypted communications used between Hitler and his generals.
APEC 2014: Transforming Energy Management
Steve Taranovich 3/20/2014 9 comments
Comments on Mondayís opening Plenary session at APEC. Dave Freeman, CTO of power for TI, reminded us about resource savings again with a great example Ė something that kept us on the hook waiting for the real answer.
Excel: Conditional Formatting
Aubrey Kagan 3/12/2014 40 comments
When you right click on an Excel worksheet cell, you can change its numeric type, alignment, background color, and other properties. But did you know that you can have the cell change its format if different conditions are met?
Bipolar Transistor Circuit Design & Analysis, Part 1
Howard Skolnik 3/10/2014 30 comments
There are many applications for one or two transistors. These include voltage and current amplification. Described here, in Part 1 of a series, is an easy to understand way of visualizing the operation of a bipolar transistor in its linear operating region.
Temperature Measurement, Part 1
Aubrey Kagan 3/6/2014 29 comments
This series of Temperature Measurement blogs was first published on the late, lamented forum, Microcontroller Central. I have modified it very slightly.
At the heart of a transceiver is usually a phase-locked-loop (PLL) synthesizer, which delivers a signal to downstream components such as mixers, filters and power amplifiers.
The steps we will look closely at are the fine leak and gross leak seal tests, external visual, and radiation latch-up tests
Recently, AEye, was demonstrating their LiDAR system at CES in Las Vegas. A man using his new $1,198 Sony camera found that his photographs were damaged after he took pictures of AEyeís LiDAR LASER scanning system
The e-car basic concept is represented by the role of the electronics technology in making the car more comfortable, safe and effectively interacting with the driver. The first characteristic, comfort, is nowadays being dramatically enhanced by the new solution known as Road Noise Control (acronym: RNC) that has been introduced by BOSE during the CES 2019 in Las Vegas
Early microcontrollers had fixed I/O. It may have been possible to connect one of several internal peripherals to the I/O pins, but those pins were restricted and there was never an option of conditioning those outputs