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  • EEVblog #464 – Mailbag

    Posted on April 30th, 2013 EEVblog 7 comments


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    • http://ludzinc.blogspot.com.au/ Simon

      ‘Right up there with Mullets.’

      G O L D !

    • Paul Rose

      Fuerte

      roughly: foo-WHERE-tay

      Spanish for “strong”

    • manolo furullo

      you might use google’s translator voice synth by clicking on the little speaker
      http://translate.google.com/#es/en/fuerte

    • daqq

      Hi Dave,

      Nice video. But I would like to point out a minor issue – you forgot that the com IC is FT232HQ – that can work as a simple silly USB->UART converter, or in a FIFO mode that can support up to 40 Mbytes/sec.

      So it’s far from slow if they are using it in a different/mixed mode. Assuming from the bunch of signals going out of the thing, they are probably using it as a parralel converter.

      Thanks for the video,

      David

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        Yes, I did not look up the specs of the chip.

    • Nick

      Dave dave dave, ROS Fuerte is the same of a ROS (ros.org) release.

    • Dave

      Mountain View isn’t part of silicon valley?! Since when? It’s actually more like the center of Silicon Valley.

      Schockley’s lab was there, Fairchild’s fab was there, etc, etc.

      I would the classic Silicon Valley extends from Palo Alto (or maybe Sand Hill Road) down to Cupertino, across to Milpitas, then north-west again. It’s all a matter of interpretation, of course, but Mt View is one of the core cities.