Tag Archive for electronics

Wired is Always Better

Many of my customers have heard me opine that if at all possible at least one connection to their router should be hard-wired Ethernet over UTP, Unshielded Twisted Pair.  Many of the reasons for this are given in this excellent Wall Street Journal article.  This is the main reason why I went to the trouble…

CMOS

CMOS in an acronym for Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (usually Silicon).  You can look at the Wikipedia article for more detail but the most important aspect of CMOS for this article is that if it is in the off state or in the on state it uses essentially zero energy and therefore produces much less…