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Hopefully the title isn’t too misleading. In-case you’re wondering, we’re not going to talk about implementing a 10,000 Ft serial line.. But we are going to look at serial protocols from quite a broad perspective. Whats the difference between RS232, USART, UART, Serial, USB, CAN, SPI, I2C, JTAG, and 1-Wire […]

10,000′ Serial Communication


Eigenvalue
Eigenwho? I never understood Eigenvectors. They were a piece of mathematical magic my sophomore year, and would have remained so if two of my classes this quarter had not queried my understanding of them. Lets start with Linear Transforms Linear Transformations A linear transform or linear mapping simply takes in a vector, […]

Linear Transforms and Eigenvectors


VHDL Clock Matrix
The other day in my school’s Student Projects Lab, a young gal (in high school) came looking for help with her word clock she was working on. Originally she was going to use an Arduino, but something (this part of the story is still a little vague) went wrong, so she ended […]

VHDL Clock



This being my first post, lets start with my most recent design decision: WordPress. When I started thinking about making a blog, the engineer in me had the intention of making a blog from the ground up. After all, I know enough PHP, databases seem simple enough; why not use it […]

First Post: The Wheel (WordPress)