How Semiconductors Work

Understanding how modern semiconductors work requires a basic knowledge of physics. On a remedial level however, it can be simply explained. That is what I will try to do here.  For all the pomp and circumstance, solid state semiconductors are not all that new. K.F. Braun discovered in 1874 that some crystals posses a unilateral Read more about How Semiconductors Work[…]

There Is A New USB Connector And Specification In Town

The original USB bus came in like a storm. In just a couple years it nearly replaced all other common PC connectors. First was the USB A and USB B plugs and sockets and the 1.0 specification. They provided low speed (1.5 Mbps) and full-speed (12 Mbps) data transfer rates and a method for identifying Read more about There Is A New USB Connector And Specification In Town[…]