Tag Archives: Dave Jones

Friday Video: Get the latest skinny on the IPC-2581 open interchange standard for PCB design

Dave Jones down in Australia (not Austria!) is attending the Australian Electronex show in Sydney and he’s posted a long video where representatives from the IPC Designers Council discuss the relatively new IPC-2581 standard for describing printed circuit boards and … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Eyeing the eye of 5Gbps USB 3.0 signals with a 13GHz digital scope

Before he has to return his 13GHz, 40Gsamples/sec Agilent 90000 series loaner scope (Digital Signal Analyzer) and its equally pricey test probes, Dave Jones uses it to check out the 5Gbps USB 3.0 signaling and signal integrity in a new … Continue reading

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Friday Video: A brief history of PDAs with system-design tips through three teardowns

Once more, Australia’s Dave Jones has produces an eminently watchable and helpful video where he tears down three PDAs from 1986, 1996, and 2004: A Psion Organiser, a US Robotics Palm Pilot 5000, and an HP iPaq. Over two decades, … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Dave Jones, That Crazy Aussie Bloke, tears down a Google Nexus 7 tablet. You know you have been waiting to see this

Every Tuesday, Dave Jones—aka “That Crazy Aussie Bloke” and the proprietor of EEVblog.com—tears down one or more tech items. This week, the subject of his ministrations is the new Google Nexus 7 tablet. There are many interesting system aspects of … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Dave Jones tears down a Zoom H1 audio recorder. You learn more about system design.

Australia’s Dave Jones records many videos for his Web site, http://www.eevblog.com, and every Tuesday he tears down another electronic product for educational purposes (and for fun). This week, he’s torn down a product I actually own: a Zoom H1 handheld … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Watch Dave Jones revise his power supply pcb. Fiddle. Fiddle. Fiddle.

In the 10th installment of his power supply design video series, Dave Jones demonstrates the fiddly nature of ripping up and revising a pcb layout. He’s added a couple of ICs and a handful of resistors and connectors to a … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Want the basics of PCB design in 45 minutes? Dave Jones delivers yet again with a free tutorial.

Well, Dave Jones is at it again. This time, he’s recorded the screen of his PC as he lays out his power lab supply board. In 45 minutes, you will be able look over Dave’s shoulder and hear him discuss … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Ready for a little mobile phone teardown archaeology? Dave Jones compares state of the art in 1994 (Motorola) with an evolved 2000 (Nokia)

Teardowns are incredibly useful for learning what’s been tried before. Dave Jones is king of the teardowns in the sense that he not only takes a product apart, he also observes and explains the underlying importance of what we see … Continue reading

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Friday Video and Dangerous Visions: The EE Rap. Here be dragons.

Dave Jones just posted this EE Rap on his EEVblog.com Web site. I gotta admit, rap is not my first choice in music (not even to first order of magnitude), but I sure appreciate it when the rap lyrics scroll … Continue reading

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Friday Video: What’s the difference between a bare PCB made in China and one made in New Zealand?

Same design, two PCB fabricators. What’s the difference? Is there one? Well, yes. Dave Jones of EEVblog takes 16 minutes to walk you through some of the differences he observes in his prototype power supply board from two vendors in … Continue reading

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Friday Video: How many hardware/software integration lessons can you absorb in 34 minutes?

The EDA360 concept of System Realization is all about overcoming hardware/software integration issues. How bad could those be? Well, software is invisible and its operation cannot be probed without appropriate tools. There are myriad pitfalls for software developers trying to … Continue reading

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Friday Video: First, Why panelize a PCB? Then, How? Paging Dr. Jones…

Lots of people will instruct you in the art of panelizing a PCB using a design tool but Australia’s Dave Jones (not really a doctor) first explains the engineering economics behind the “why?” and then proceeds to show you how. … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Spend an hour looking over the shoulder of master designer Dave Jones and get a ton of system-design tips

You are always extremely fortunate whenever you get a chance to look over the shoulder of an accomplished system-design engineer, particularly if that engineer is articulate and can guide you though the complex decision-making processes required to develop a system. … Continue reading

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