Thursday, February 26, 2009

FPGA 2009

As Rodger Daltrey exclaims, "The Kids Are Alright". And so too was FPGA 2009. There is more promise than ever. And it really isn't that tough to do better than RTL!

Shep Explains Bluespec SystemVerilog

Monday, February 2, 2009

Don't Forget the Solder Wick

Our family has a nine year old CRT projector TV, one of the first consumer models that could scan 1080i. It lost red convergence a week ago, and I went a hunting for the fault. I was whining about yanking out the 18 pin power op amp that drives the red sub-coil yoke. Phil provided some motivation. Not just in his default "You are being a Wuss" cheer; but in the observation that there was little downside if I screwed up! That was all I needed to hear. An hour before kickoff, and we were good to go.