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Steve Leibson is an electrical engineer, technology journalist, market researcher, marketer, and entrepreneur. In his engineering career, he designed computers and workstations at HP and Cadnetix. He is currently Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Planning at Xilinx and is an IEEE Senior Member. He was Editor-in-Chief of EDN Magazine and Microprocessor Report, and he ran the Microprocessor Forum for a couple of years. Steve made two technology infomercials with Leonard Nimoy in beautiful downtown Burbank, acting as Mr. Spock's technical expert. Since 1985, he has studied and used many forms of printed, online, video, and live media to communicate with technical people in the electronics industry, from the design engineer up to the CEO.
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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.