Member Since: June 15, 2012
Austin graduated from UC Berkeley in 1974 and 1975 with his BS EECS in Electromagnetic (E&M) Theory and MS EECS in Communications and Information Theory. He worked in the telecommunications field for 20 years designing optical, microwave, and copper-based transmission systems. He developed SONET/SDH GPS-based Timing Systems for 12 of those years. For ten years Austin was in the IC Design department for the Virtex product line at Xilinx. His new role for the last three years is working for Xilinx Research Labs, where he is looking beyond the present technology issues. Austin has 66 patents.
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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.