Repurposing a video distribution amplifier – part 1

Lots of timing-type instruments, such as frequency counters, AWGs and oscilloscopes have the option to be tied to an external frequency reference, most commonly 10 MHz. This enables correlation of measurements from different instruments, as well as vastly improving their accuracy and repeatability. Impedance and Termination It is a useful at this point to mention

DIY workbench

Workshop Update

I’ve taken the opportunity during the latest COVID-19 lockdowns to shutdown my main workshop and rebuild from the ground up. The storage rack is in, and is quite full of all my parts, projects and tools. This worked out well. The next area of concern is my working space. My previous two workbenches were too

Desks are wasteful things – they collect junk and waste precious space with their fixed shape and hard-to-move bulkiness. Why not just hang some monitors on a stand, and get a nice comfortable chair? I’ll worry about the keyboard rest another day. I do a lot of CAD work as an electronics designer, and was