2016-03-02 16:05:31 by Tim
5 Lessons I Learned from My Grandfather I don’t really remember my grandfather talking much about what he did day to day at work, but I remember wanting to be just like him. He was a great man – funny, smart, hard working. He was also an engineer thru and thru. He kept long journalsContinue Reading..
2016-03-02 16:03:12 by Tim
You know how it is. You’ve done something over and over again. You’ve gotten the same results. You’ve put in your 10,000 hours and I guess on some level that makes you an expert. Maybe you’ve developed a shortened process, maybe you’ve come up with a new way to do it, maybe you have aContinue Reading..
2016-03-02 16:00:30 by Tim
Over the years in our business ventures we’ve spent a great deal of time marketing to engineers. The things we’ve learned are applicable across all marketing segments, but work really well for engineers. Here are some tips for working with technical people from a technical person. Personalize Your Brand. I think in technical fields peopleContinue Reading..
2016-03-02 15:57:36 by Tim
The names, dates, and some facts have been changed to protect the innocent and also because I don’t remember them all except for George Clooney who really did ruin my Ebay DVD business. I’m always trying something new. I like to understand how things work and that drives me to try new and different things.Continue Reading..
2016-03-02 15:52:59 by Tim
As designing becomes more and more complex and R&D budgets become less and less signal integrity becomes tantamount to your design success. Signal integrity simulation can help you at all stages of the design process. I think the most often overlooked stage is in pre layout. Often times signal integrity is only used to verifyContinue Reading..
2016-03-02 15:50:24 by Tim
Simulation plans are an important piece of your team’s design success. Simulation plans help you verify baseline metrics, figure out design tradeoffs, and help you prevent future errors. Over the years I have seen many great simulation plans and many not so great simulation plans. Today I’m going to give you my top five tricksContinue Reading..
2016-03-02 15:43:22 by Tim
When I think of the ideal PCB stackup a few things come to mind. It’s important to assess your stackup for things like EMI, Power, and general Signal Integrity. These three major areas can help save you headaches later on in the design process. Let’s talk a little more about each of these areas andContinue Reading..
2016-02-15 19:29:24 by Tim
Why You Need a Mechanical Keyboard There is just something very soothing about the sound of the keys of a nice mechanical keyboard. A nice mechanical keyboard should sound like an old typewriter – each key press has it’s own acoustic event that fades nicely into the ether around you. Most hardcore geeks only wantContinue Reading..
2016-02-12 04:04:56 by Tim
As an entrepreneur I’m always looking for ways to improve what I’m doing – sales, customer service, branding – you name it. So I end up reading a lot of business books and to be honest most of them are so bad I don’t even want to say that I read them in the first place. Not TaughtContinue Reading..
2016-01-31 17:41:22 by Tim
Written by Nicky. When I look back at my life I quickly realize something. I wasn’t a “normal” anything. I was always slightly askew from my peers, a bit of an odd ball. I remember being 8 or 10 years old and getting my first radio. I loved that little radio. I took it everywhereContinue Reading..