A Word to the Wise
Max Maxfield 5/17/2013 29 comments
Would you class these as adages, aphorisms, axioms, dictums, epigrams, maxims, precepts, saws, truisms, or... well, what?
Ask Max: Tri-State Fundamentals
Max Maxfield 5/7/2013 7 comments
I believe that if you know how the hardware implementation actually works, then it greatly eases the task of understanding "life, the universe, and everything."
Where's Waldo (Max) at Design West?
Max Maxfield 4/22/2013 34 comments
I tell you – I don't know whether I'm coming or going at the moment – the Design West 2013 Conference and Exhibition is almost upon us -- and I for one will be a busy little bee.
Woodstock Meets CapNet at Design West
Max Maxfield 3/27/2013 18 comments
I bet you are thinking there's no way I can link the original Woodstock Festival from 1969 with our wireless mesh networked propeller beanies in 2013. Well, stand back and give me some room...
What Do You Know About PCBs?
Max Maxfield 2/14/2013 28 comments
It would be wonderful for us to have a PCB layout expert as a blogger here on AP) – someone who could keep us all abreast of the latest developments in the circuit board world, and also answer any questions we may have when creating our next masterpiece.
Opal Kelly: The Little Modules That Could!
Max Maxfield 2/8/2013 7 comments
I recently heard about an interesting deployment of Opal Kelly's technology in an optogenetics application -- an advanced technique that allows researchers to specifically activate or inhibit subgroups of neurons within the brain.
Design West CapNet Giveaway – What a Prize!
Max Maxfield 2/7/2013 22 comments
Imagine the scene in the dim and distant future where a group of grizzled old designers are sharing tales of derring-do... and one designer says in hushed tones "Well, I was at Design West 2013 when CapNet was first unveiled!"
Help Design the APP Membership Card
Max Maxfield 1/31/2013 109 comments
I've decided to create an All Programmable Planet (APP) membership card. When I'm done, I'll be happy to send one to each and every member of APP, but first I need some help with the style and wording.
Wireless Mesh Networked Propeller Beanie Hats!
Max Maxfield 1/29/2013 47 comments
Each of the propeller beanies is equipped with an embedded wireless module. These wireless modules are constantly bouncing signals back and forth, thereby allowing them to keep track of one another's locations.
Yet Another 3D IC-Based ASIC Prototyping System
Max Maxfield 1/22/2013 13 comments
The latest announcement from S2C is the addition of its newest prototyping platform, the Quad V7, to its V7 TAI Logic Module series – a new generation of SoC/ASIC prototyping hardware based on Xilinx’s Virtex-7 2000T all-programmable 3D ICs.
Wow! A ZedBoard-Driven Dog Feeder
Max Maxfield 1/17/2013 29 comments
I just heard about a senior project created by a team of students at the University of Washington -- a Heath Robinson Rube Goldberg-type dog feeder controlled by a Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.
Max Maxfield 1/10/2013 52 comments
APP member Crusty describes his experiences moving from a traditional serial software programming environment to a parallel hardware one.
Can statistical or heuristic verification really work for FPGA designs?
One of the things I've been wondering is whether or not the "okWireOR" module is really just a giant OR, or if the order in which things are attached matters.
I am shocked and horrified. It appears that those little scamps at Planet Analog are writing blogs pertaining to field-programmable issues.
This week's live online chat takes place on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Duane has decided that the time is ripe to get his ZedBoard bolted onto his robot with a Linux distribution up and running. That was the ultimate plan anyway, so why wait?