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Jacek Hanke is the CEO of the Polish company Digital Core Design (DCD), a leading provider of IP cores for ASICs and FPGAs. He is one of the co-founders of DCD, which was established in 1999 by three graduates from the Silesian University of Technology in Poland. Their studies at the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics, and Computer Science opened doors to the EDA world. When large companies from around the globe started to offer lucrative jobs in the US, Japan, and Taiwan, they instead decided to launch their own company in Poland. Since their early beginnings, the "apple of its father's eye" was the 8051 family of microcontroller cores. The most recent version – the DQ80251 – is more than 67 times faster than a standard 8051, thereby making it the world's fastest 8051 IP core. Read Jake's blog at Programmable Planet if you want to learn more about how to create fast IP cores for programmable devices.
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Here we discover how to use the XADC (Xilinx Analog-to-Digital Convertor) in the Zynq All Programmable SoC to read the chip's internal temperature and voltage parameters and output them over an RS-232 link.
When extreme thermal cycling causes circuit boards and chip packages and the silicon die in the packages to expand and contract at different rates, problems may ensue.
In part 3 of this epic tale we consider how we might use tri-state buffers, leading up to the legendary bi-directional buffer.
Digital engineers are often confused among operational amplifiers, differential amplifiers, and instrumentation amplifiers; this is exacerbated by the fact that their circuit symbols can be similar.