Power line interference
Power quality issues play an important role in ensuring the sustainability of computers and peripherals and their longevity. Computers, like any electronic equipment that is powered by AC power, are…

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"Bucket" Compression
An old army joke about a compression bucket that the "experienced" senior comrades are instructed to bring to a young soldier, checking his quick wits, is more relevant than ever…

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The victory of the losers, or the story of the creation of FLASH memory (part1)
It would seem that in common between a mobile phone, a GPS navigator, a digital camera and a modern voice recorder. The first thought that comes is that these are…

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Hero of our time

The FAST MULTIMEDIA company already known to us was one of the first to offer a rather professional, but affordable solution – FAST DV MASTER based on the SONY DVBK-1 hardware codec at a price of about 3,000 USD. In contrast to the popular at that time, FAST AV MASTER, FAST DV MASTER, in addition to analog inputs and analog outputs, also had two digital (DV) inputs and outputs in the ІЕЕ 1394 standard. Continue reading

The victory of the losers, or the story of the creation of FLASH memory (part2)

This type of memory was made in the form of a two-dimensional matrix of conductors, at the intersection of which a thin jumper (20-30 μm) was created from metal or amorphous silicon. The programming of the microcircuits consisted of passing a large current pulse through an appropriate jumper that caused it to melt (burst). The likelihood of recovering torn jumpers was minimal. For greater reliability and eliminating the possibility of restoration of jumpers, the chip was subjected to thermal training (additional heating for a long time), and then it was checked and, if necessary, reprogrammed. Continue reading

Alternative download
So, users have the minimum privileges necessary for work. But if after installing the OS they forgot to disable the ability to boot from removable media: floppy disks or CDs…

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How can you “burn out at work”
Having dealt with processor cooling issues, we can now easily figure out the question of why Duron processors burn up if they are turned on without a heatsink. Generally speaking,…

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The use of CAD "MAX + plus II" for the development of digital devices on FPGAs from Altera
CAD "MAX + plus II" is an integrated environment for the development of digital devices based on programmable logic integrated circuits (FPGAs) of Altera company and ensures the implementation of…

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Who needs these 64 bits?
On September 23, the new 64-bit processors from AMD, Athlon 64 3200+ and Athlon 64 FX-51 were officially announced. However, Internet users have long been familiar with these processors, since…

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