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Plot, Plot, my kingdom for a plot!

March 26, 2024 by Hamish Laird

A little Shakespeare to start a blog post never goes astray. And this is a config tool plot of the internal signal generator on our Ti control platform. The scope function puts the data into the scope buffer after the trigger and then the config tool can read it out. There is a trigger and […]

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Online Workshop Reflections and some History

March 19, 2024 by Hamish Laird

Well the workshop is over. Long live the workshop!!! The online workshop on Introduction to Advanced Digital Control ran for four days. Each day was 3.5 hours long. I found it was hard work to keep the flow and pace consistent and probably didn’t put enough breaks in the program. That said it was a […]

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Gate drives, Gate drives and Gate drives

February 12, 2024 by Hamish Laird

I was in a meeting last night where we were discussing a gate drive issue. The gate drive was causing a trip at a certain current level and the solution that we were talking about was a simplification. It involved removing the clever silicon solution and replacing it with a simpler optically isolated bespoke gate […]

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