I had a dream... In this dream I just drifted through an endless void. Light surrounded me. After an unknowable time I started hearing a sound. It started as a low, buzzing sound. I felt a pull, towards a place … Continue reading
On this page I would like to publish some thoughts, sayings, rules of thumbs and wise things that I've come to observe during my few years of experience in the field of embedded systems design (and life in general). If … Continue reading
I recently started (again) to poke into FPGA devices. I remembered the most annoying thing about that development - it took so damn long to compile. But, when one takes into account how much the compiler (implementer, mapper, optimizer, whatever) … Continue reading
There are two basic ways you can give out information on your products: A comprehensive, simple, publicly available website, complete with all of the information the potential customer might need, support software (if applicable) freely available and easily available pricing … Continue reading
It's time for something exotic - while at the ham radio get together at Holice in 2014 (great event! Go there.) I bought a cable. Not just any old cable, a really, really well made cable that must have originally … Continue reading
First look at this schematic: Now, this is the schematic from a of an evkit for one of the devices of an unnamed company. You'll note that they used a resistor of a value of... well... 1k? 10? Ah, of … Continue reading
After many years I have finally finished my studies at FEI (the Faculty of Electronics and Informatics in Bratislava) and am now an official EE (Ing. title in Slovakia)! I would like to thank my friends, colleagues, teachers and many … Continue reading
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While going through random electronics on a local flea-market (on the Inter Stadium in Bratislava, 98+% of the items there are of no interest, but the occasional treasure can be found, beware of pickpockets) I found this little device - … Continue reading
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The HP 6010A is a monster of a power supply, capable of providing 1kW. There are three limits: 17A, 200V and 1kW - that means that you can source 200V, but only up to 5A. You can suck 17A, but … Continue reading
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The HP 3476B multimeter is a neat piece of measurement equipment - probably one of the better choices for an economical (sold at 225 USD in 1976, around 1k USD today) 3½ digit digital meter in the later 1970s. It … Continue reading