* Posts by AS1

3 posts • joined 29 May 2012

UK's 'superfast' broadband is still complete dog toffee, even in London

AS1

"Eh? What is this gobbledygook?", said the 70% of users with ADSL packages. "FTTC? BDUK? I know 20/20 is good vision, but 55/10?"

With all this techno-babble around broadband, no wonder a large proportion just go by price. It's something they understand, and they just run the router supplied with their first package assuming that the vendor set it up correctly.

For deeper penetration, broadband probably needs an A-E rating akin to white-goods. That way the 'better' A rating will be chosen by households who treat their internet access as a fridge, i.e. they buy it and it works. If we look at the transition of the personal computing market from technical savvy PC owners to closed box phablet owners, I suspect that is the vast majority of households.

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Even Google is abandoning Google+

AS1

Re: Didn't everbody with a clue ...

> Where's that Old Fart icon I asked for?

It's an oxymoron, since a genuine Old Fart would not countenance the use of an icon.

Text only, as bandwidth matters.

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Renesas rumours: Semi seeks $1.3bn stimulus, stiffs 12,000

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Re: Not surprised...

The basic options on the Renesas.eu homepage are limited by space, but clicking "Search for other products" opens the Parametric Search page with the MCU category selected.

Now click "Show More Parameters", this will expand the available options to show all the CAN (bottom of centre column) and ADC peripherals. There's a few seconds delay when changing options as it recalculates all the other possibilities. Hopefully this will help you narrow down the wide selection to something that fits your requirements.

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