Coupling & Crosstalk: Avoiding Ruts and Nuts!

October 18, 2016

ruts-canstockphoto9368594_450x300Coupling & Crosstalk is my column in the MEPTEC Report. This column appears in the Fall 2016 edition on page 8.

Electronic coupling is the transfer of energy from one circuit or medium to another. Sometimes it is intentional and sometimes not (crosstalk). I hope that this column, by mixing technology and general observations, is thought provoking and “couples” with your thinking. Most of the time I will stick to technology but occasional crosstalk diversions may deliver a message closer to home.

Avoiding Ruts and Nuts!

We just completed a fantastic trans-Canadian family road trip! The highlights included Glacier National Park in Montana along with Banff & Jasper National Parks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The trip provided the right amount of “disconnecting” both physically, (or should I say wirelessly?), and mentally. During this time I observed a number of ruts of the repetitious, not the sexual Read the rest of this entry »


Shinkansen =”Train Envy”

August 10, 2010

The California High-Speed Rail Authority made the news after their monthly public meeting last Thursday in San Francisco. They rotate cities throughout the state each month to obtain a wider range of public input. And the Bay Area didn’t fail to deliver, especially on the contentious issue of how the trains would be routed in the existing Caltrain rail corridor along the peninsula from San Jose to San Francisco.

Fundamentally everyone Read the rest of this entry »


Missed Me?

June 26, 2010


For those who have been missing my blog updates – including the remaining IEEE Semiconductor Wafer Test Workshop posts – I’ve been on vacation with my family. While appreciating the natural beauty of six national parks, I’ve given considerable thought to what is next for me professionally…

3,800 miles later we’re back at home and I’ll be catching up on the blog shortly. Stay tuned!