Looks like EMA is looking for beta testers starting next month. Everyone accepted gets early access to the new Orcad/Cadence tools and the t-shirt above. The most comprehensive reviewrs are said to be entered in a raffle for a flat screen monitor. Try your luck.
As I promised, here is a outline of the steps I go through to make the weekly IC Friday posts. First, a word of caution:
Handling sulfuric acid REQUIRES specialized training and equipment. Misuse can result in serious injury or death. Furthermore, improper disposal can cause serious illness to others and permanent damage to your workspace. Finally, adequate ventilation/fume extraction is a MUST when heating sulfuric acid.
Today’s IC Friday entry is the 8bit AVR micro from Atmega. This chip was sent in by a reader, all the way from Iceland.
Found the NASA Workmanship Technical Committee website recently while looking at ESD standards. Not much to say about it beyond that it is a good place to look around for general technical information on electronics. Their pictorial inspection reference for examining flight hardware is pretty nice too.