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Monthly Archives: March 2011
Exciting stuff is going on at work, but as often happens, excitement involves a bit of overtime. I spent last week in the Twin Cities, working with two test engineers to evaluate an ASIC during the day, and working on … Continue reading
I’m happy to announce a new tutorials section here on Skywired! A click on “Tutorials” on the menu bar above will take you to a list of Skywired’s how-tos and explanations. The first tutorial is about how to solder fine-pitch … Continue reading
Freescale has introduced a very nifty part, the MC13260 SoC Radio, where SoC is “System on a Chip”. Picture for a moment a complete transceiver on a chip, including an 100 MHz ARM processor, a programmable DSP modem, a frequency … Continue reading
After a busy week spent traveling for work and a morning digging out from a surprise snowstorm, I had a great weekend with my family. It was Sunday night before I heated up the soldering iron and got down to business building the ProASIC 3 nano FPGA board.
I started with the toughest component, the FPGA. Its central location and low height means …. Continue reading