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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

  • www.fpgas4fun.com

  • Thanks Kamiquasi! <3

    I did also write this Tutorial. Granted it’s for the Papilio (which I thought was a decent platform), but you can take the design and easily translate to the Mojo.

  • I am excited to see this. In regards to exporting the files to the Xilinx toolchain, I recommend for everyone to use PlanAhead and not ISE for this. The GUI is more intuitive and easier to work with. (I also wrote a quick tutorial on it which is hosted by SFE).

    Everyone should learn the basics of FPGAs to TRULY understand what they’re capable of. Thanks for the write-up Byron!

  • The Sparkfun SHOVEL.

  • I cannot say this enough… Documentation, documentation, documentation… And… Oh, yeah, documentation.

    Being able to convey what a product/process does in an a very laymen way will benefit anyone.

  • It’s a business move to tap into the IoT market. Don’t read too much into it, just another revenue stream for them to have.

  • Microsoft is moving to try to take a portion of the IoT market by supporting open source projects. It’s a great move for them, especially since people and businesses are moving to more Linux based IoT.

    Everyone should know that this is a business move to sell Windows 10 and Microsoft products.

  • 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.