Blockchain technology applications

Blockchain technology applications

Jan. 3, 2018 by

We are seeing a lot of innovation in the Blockchain technology applications and the use of distributed ledger. While each crypto and ICO launch is bringing in investments to the tune of millions of dollars, only a few of them can be called a real innovation. Have a look at these applications and services and … (Continue Reading)

2017 Technology Articles –

Dec. 22, 2017 by Linux Software, Embedded Systems, Crypto Currency, Finance, and much much more … Crypto Currency  The main purpose of the currency is to aid exchange of goods. But, here we are talking of currency as an asset-class, like the limited-Gold, contrary to the infinite-fiat (like Rupee or Dollar). This is what the block-chain technology promises. … (Continue Reading)

Stock Market Speculation

Exploring the Stock Market (Morality and Guilt-trip)

Nov. 6, 2017 by

I recently started exploring the stock-market. I have been out of my college for more than 15 years, I am an Engineer, and I have worked really hard in various multi-nationals, contributed directly to product-based companies, creating new solutions, fixing things that were not behaving functionally correct, performance tuning others, proposing ideas for improvement, small … (Continue Reading)

Tracking Crypto Currency

Oct. 20, 2017 by

The world is really moving fast. The time appears short each day. It was only yesterday that you were using dollars to pay credit-card bills etc, while today you have transactions going on using Bitcoins and investments in Utility tokens! Yesterday you just worried about the percentage inflation and the eroding future-value of that hard-earned … (Continue Reading)

Stock Valuation and Technical Analysis

Stock Valuation for Engineers

Oct. 5, 2017 by

As engineers we keep ourselves too busy (and occupied) in creating something useful and valuable for the society and the world at large, while we see people earn insane amounts of money by investing in stocks and buying shares of the same companies where people like us word hard to make it profitable and innovative. … (Continue Reading)

Trust and Game-Theory

Game Theory – Depicted

Sep. 25, 2017 by

Recently I cam across a great simulation of Game-theory: Evolution of Trust See how things start simple and get complicated. Having read this in theory, this is a practical life simulation of game-theory. Playing this game will open your eyes, open your mind. After all, the winner is not the CHEATER who wants to get … (Continue Reading)

Phase difference

What is Plesiochronous

Sep. 18, 2017 by

In this short article and your next 2 minutes, you are going to learn “What is Plesiochronous” and (be careful – once you know it you cannot un-know it), you can brag about this concept (and this seemingly-complicated word) to your friends (and foes). So, what is it? What does Plesiochronous really mean and what … (Continue Reading)

Testing the Quality of Clock Synchronization

Measures of synchronicity – Accuracy of Time

Sep. 15, 2017 by

Although it is just easier to buy the equipment available to test the synchronism of two independent systems, we discuss here the measures of synchronicity – Accuracy of Time. The reader would thus be able to choose among the available products in market and appreciate them better (after having gone through the Synchronization basics and … (Continue Reading)

Comparison - SyncE, NTP, GPS, IEEE-1588

Comparison – SyncE, NTP, GPS, IEEE-1588

Sep. 6, 2017 by

We, now have enough information to compare various synchronization methods after we went through the clock synchronization basics and the Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE), IEEE-1588 technologies. In this section we would look at various factors through which we can have a comparison – SyncE, NTP, GPS, IEEE-1588 and evaluate these technologies: Network Load: Sync-E works at … (Continue Reading)

Crypto Currency

1 coin per crypto currency – OCPC

Sep. 3, 2017 by

What if you have at-least 1 coin per crypto currency – OCPC (One-coin-per-crypto). Now, this coin could be an earned coin, a mined coin, an exchanged coin, bought in an ICO, it really does not matter (except that it is not stolen money or gotten from any illegal means). There are good enough reasons to … (Continue Reading)

1588 Software Design and Multi-core

IEEE-1588 Software Design and Multi-core

Aug. 28, 2017 by

From a high level, IEEE-1588 software design and multi-core design and implementations consist of time-stamping hardware, protocol parsing software and filtering and clock correcting algorithm. The prior article mainly dealt with how the time-stamps were exchanged between master and its various slaves while the next article would deal with the related algorithms. This section deals … (Continue Reading)

IEEE-1588 v2 Clock Recovery

IEEE-1588 synchronization

Aug. 20, 2017 by

In continuation of time-synchronization article series, conceptually, IEEE-1588 synchronization is as simple as if you were asking the time from somebody and (s)he replying after looking at his/her watch. You would then correct your watch accordingly. This is simply: Time to be set = Time told + some delay But this simplicity just ends here. … (Continue Reading)

SyncE ESMC Packet Format

Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE)

Aug. 8, 2017 by

In simple terms, Synchronous Ethernet extends the use of a PLL (Phase locked loop) clock to transmit data. At a very crude level, this, and only this, is the whole conceptual working of Synchronous Ethernet. At the physical layer, two Ethernet peer nodes are already synchronized through a PLL for the RX (receiving) end. A PLL … (Continue Reading)