Member Since: May 21, 2012
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Adam Taylor is a Principal Hardware Engineer at Europe's leading space company, Astrium, where he has a dual role as leader of the electronic design group and a responsible engineer leading product development. He has spent the last 12 years developing both hardware and FPGA solutions for radar, safety critical systems, and thermal imaging, among others. Adam now focuses on space-based telecommunications and cryptographic processors, and he is interested in reliable design methods upon which he intends to write a book (if he ever gets around to it). He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and he holds a First Class Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Sheffield Hallam University.
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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.