How many of you study/studied electronics?

category: general [glöplog]
Mmmm, I was thinking about using plain VHDL. C to VHDL (like System C) is interesting. Implementing a uC or uP in VHDL and code in assembler is also an option.
But I think it would be funnier to implement everything at low level HW. If only I had enough time... :P

added on the 2006-08-14 21:35:43 by drpain drpain
I've studied electronics also. Analog stuff in the basic course, then discrete logic up to microcontrolers. Fortunately the course also contained software design, which I much prefer :).
added on the 2006-08-14 22:54:34 by FiL FiL
i've studied two years of analog and digital circuitry, signal processing and now modulations and other nifty topics somehow related to informatic data transmission. though i like these topics, i don't have good marks due to my relatively low intelligence compared to sir adok of mensa.
added on the 2006-08-14 23:32:56 by rmeht rmeht
I do electronics for pay. But nothing really advanced...
I don't quite see how C to VHDL is really usefull. I would say that the bigger problems with designing hardware is not solved by writing C code. VHDL to C on the other hand, is very usefull for verification and early testing purposes.
added on the 2006-08-15 12:31:30 by kusma kusma
added on the 2006-08-16 09:24:58 by Gaia Gaia
kusma, i've seen a company doing C to Verilog conversion already. I believe it is because C coders are very cheap, much cheaper than Verilog or VHDL coders or those that would learn a new langugage for that matter. Besides, it allows to test the code with highest performance.

I wouldn't like to work in this company. Because coders are really... cheap, they have written a tool which searches and discards code, which looks like the code which has already produced bugs. It boils down to rigidly restricting the programming practices down to the most idiot-proof ones. :/ No smartness allowed, because the next guy editing the code might be an idiot.

Now, i wonder whether there is a hardware designer, possibly one located in Bavaria, Germany (but with enough dedication elsewhere is OK as well), that could help me out on one demosceneish thing, he may contact me directly. This would involve reading some VHDL and wiring up a NIC to custom hardware.
added on the 2006-08-16 16:00:12 by eye eye
i studied electronics for three years and i can't remember shit. :)
added on the 2006-08-16 16:15:18 by gloom gloom
I never was quite keen on the teorethical aspects of electronics, anyway I'm good at circuit assembling.
added on the 2007-06-14 20:25:29 by bdk bdk
I studied quite a lot of electronics (from the silicon process, how to build a BJT/FET, an OpAMp from those, a NAND from it, and a CPU from it, but specially analog electronics for RF communications (quite boring the analog stuff). I once made a small computer on an PLD (in VHDL), and an FPU too. But I forgot most of that nice things already :(
added on the 2007-06-14 20:31:04 by iq iq