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Tom is an amazingly inept electrical engineer; an overpaid technician, really. He cut his teeth in the USAF working on the electronics of such modern day aircraft as the F-4 and the B-52. During this time, he figured out that he liked electronics and went on to Kollij in Southern Illinois, where he only barely graduated. He went on from there to set a shining example to other engineers – of what not to do. Definitely, he's not the brightest bulb in an elevator that doesn't go all the way up, and talking to him is often like beating your head on a dead horse. He recognizes that he's no good at engineering, but likes it anyway. Be forewarned in conversations with him, though: He loves mixing metaphors.
Would you class these as adages, aphorisms, axioms, dictums, epigrams, maxims, precepts, saws, truisms, or... well, what?
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.