Class T Audio Amplifier with Integrated USB DAC and Bluetooth Receiver

Introduction This post is rather technical and describes a homemade class-T amplifier that I started to build in 2010. I consider it a never-ending project because, from time to time, I tweak it to add new features or to improve existing ones. For example, in the spring of 2017, I put my hands on it … Continue reading Class T Audio Amplifier with Integrated USB DAC and Bluetooth Receiver

The typical day of the embedded systems engineer

To relax, I occasionally read a web site which talks ironically about basketball. It is called "La giornata tipo", "the typical day" in English. Many of the articles you can find there describe hypothetical average days of basketball teams and players. These hypothetical days are littered with invented facts that exacerbate the flaws of the … Continue reading The typical day of the embedded systems engineer

Playing with cryptocurrencies and blockchains (previously: Playing with Bitcoins) – Part II

Introduction Last January, I posted an article about Bitcoins. This post is a sort of part II of the linked article. Due to the fact that the new post will talk about Bitcoins as well as other cryptocurrencies, I decided to change the title. I realized, in fact, that the world of cryptocurrencies goes well … Continue reading Playing with cryptocurrencies and blockchains (previously: Playing with Bitcoins) – Part II

When part of the Silicon Valley was here

A couple of years ago I had the chance to meet Giovanni De Sandre, who has become a good friend of mine. He is one of the engineers who, under the supervision of Pier Giorgio Perotto, created the first ever desktop Personal Computer, known as Programma 101 (P101 for short). After retiring, he is used … Continue reading When part of the Silicon Valley was here

Is Tesla’s master plan feasible?

Nowadays, Tesla Motors is on everyone's lips. They are not manufacturing cars, they are trying to revolutionize the mobility and use of energy on a global scale, as described in their master plan written by co-founder Elon Musk. [1], [2] Regardless of what you think about fossil fuels, climate change, etc., I think that the … Continue reading Is Tesla’s master plan feasible?