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sgrace

Member Since: October 28, 2009

Country: United States

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Bio

A graduate with a BS in Computer Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. Working in Longmont for a prestigious silicon company as a DSV Engineer.

Students in EE/CE that have questions can email me at: s.r.grace[at]gmail.com. I will be more than happy to give you my knowledge and expertise. My main focus is on FPGA/Digital Logic and MCU systems, but I can help out in other areas.

Role

Verificatoin Engineer

Organizations

IEEE, PC Gamers

Spoken Languages

English

Programming Languages

MASM x86, C, C++, C#, SQL, Java (some), PHP, BASH, Batch File, HTML, HDL (VHDL/Verilog/SystemVerilog), Tcl.

Universities

University of Wyoming - BS in Computer Engineering, Minor Electrical Engineering

Expertise

Embedded Systems Engineering, Digital Logic Design

Interests

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Websites

www.xilinx.com

  • Here’s a thought game to play.

    If you are at Maker Faire, and someone says Arduino, do you think of the board or the software first?

  • Arduino is not just the IDE or just the PCB. It’s the entire thing together.

  • Comparison between SFE and RS is a good and bad thing.

    Good: Means you’re the first place people think to get products from to fit their projects, and RS was like that back in the days of its glory.

    Bad: When RS died, it had very little selection on “maker” features and really tailored itself to selling cell phones, and RC vehicles.

    My take on it is mixed. I see SFE doing a lot of good in education and providing the products to learn. As an example, when I was first building electronics in college (EE of course), SFE was my first stop since it had everything I needed and I didn’t need to worry about getting parts from the department “shop,” but as I grew more knowledgeable in EE and what I can do, I’ve been migrating away from SFE because it’s cheaper to buy from a big distro like Digikey; plus, SFE isn’t carrying the products I require/use on a frequent basis.

    But to each their own.

  • I do want to make a point that IoT is not just limited to a Fitbit type device, or a smart watch. It’s really anything that will utilize the Internet. It encompasses ALL semiconductors that can be used for communication (GPU, CPU, MCU, FPGA, SoCs, etc).

    When you think of IoT, don’t just think of Arduino, but think of anything that can be tied to the Internet for a purpose.

  • OLED technology has gotten better every year. This is just the way it is. Some old tech doesn’t stand up to the test of time and use, and other times it can.

    Don’t completely turn your back to it. Technology will only get better. ;)

  • THANKS OBA- I mean… THANKS VOLTA!

  • Thanks Robert! Yeah, that sounds like a lot of pain to deal with, especially if they aren’t overly helpful.

  • Is there a reason why it couldn’t be done at the Boulder Reservoir again? It was a good location, big enough for everything.

  • Either way, we’ll see what the regulations provision.

  • Looks like ISPs need to actually spend money on their infrastructure to provide broadband.