Zynq Part 2: The Adventure Starts

March 11, 2014 I can’t overemphasize how much work the tools are doing on our behalf I’ve been excited to play with the new Zedboard I mentioned last week. It’s a very capable board with a Xilinx Zynq 7000 device at the center of it. I said device, because the Zynq chip isn’t just a CPU nor is it just …

Developing Android Apps with Scala and Scaloid: Part 2

In the first installment of this two-part series on developing Android Apps with Scala and Scaloid, I explained how Scaloid simplifies and reduces the required Android code as much as possible while leveraging type safety. In this article, I explain how to utilize asynchronous task processing, the execution of methods from system services, and specific Scaloid classes and traits. Creating …

All About Batteries, Part 1: Introduction

I’m a 30-plus-year veteran of electrical engineering with experience that spans many areas, including digital, analog, power, communications, and microcontrollers. I work for a company called MaxVision, which makes extreme-performance, ruggedized, transportable workstations. By some strange quirk of fate, Max Maxfield the (world’s go-to techno guy) has his office in the same building as mine. Over the years, he has …