Bitweenie was created to help fellow electrical engineers be better RF and digital hardware engineers and scientists. This website is meant to be a resource to find real-world practical design techniques that are professional-level practices–not half-baked implementations for hobbyists. Bitweenie was started by two electrical engineers who have spent years in the commercial, civil, and defense industries researching and developing all types of hardware.
And we’ve had our fair share of embarrassing questions to ask throughout our careers. Let’s be honest. How many times have we walked out of our manager’s office thinking, “I’m not sure how to do what he just directed me to do, but that’s probably something I should already understand. Probably not a good idea to mention I didn’t know half the acronyms he just used.”?
We work in an industry where it’s difficult to admit that a subject is difficult or just plain unfamiliar. We work with many very talented thinkers in this field, but it’s not always easy to learn from each other because of time constraints or just simple fear of asking.
This website is meant to be a resource for finding real-world professional engineering solutions. There are quite a few websites scattered around the internet that offer design advice, but leave you wondering about the quality or robustness. Is that 15 year-old in his mom’s basement telling me about a solution he used on his potato digital clock? Is this a hack? Is this a best practice from 1983?
We’re going to cover a wide array of topics you’ll encounter as an electrical engineer. We’ll be focusing primarily on digital design, but we’ll also spend some time in RF and high-speed considerations. Some topics in the queue are:
- Getting started with FPGA design.
- Digital signal processing.
- Synthesizable Verilog and VHDL.
- Data acquisition with analog to digital converters (ADC).
- Waveform synthesis with direct digital synthesizers (DDS) and digital to analog converters (DAC).
- Bus standards (e.g. SPC, I2C, etc.).
If there’s a topic you’re interested in, please drop us a line and let us know!