Ross Sabolcik

Ross
Sabolcik
Silicon Labs, Power Matters

Director of wireless products at Silicon Labs. He holds a master’s degree in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BSEE from Penn State University.

Articles
Modern CMOS Isolation Enhances Motor Control Efficiency
High-efficiency motor control techniques from industrial applications now are being used in consumer applications. As a result, there are huge incentives and pressures to improve the efficiency of electric motors in a wide variety of applications.
With Proper Isolation, You Won’t Need To Do The Safety Dance Around High Voltages 3
By incorporating modern CMOS isolation devices into new high-voltage consumer devices, manufacturers can ensure that their smaller, improved systems don’t give end users a nasty shock.
Industrial Energy-Efficiency Techniques Hit The Residential Market 1
Three examples of energy-efficiency technologies formerly limited to large industrial applications that are now penetrating consumer products.
To Build Or To Buy? That Is The Wireless Developer’s Question

You face this dilemma on a regular basis—should you do a job yourself or hire someone to do it for you? I’m a car guy, and when I was younger, I used to change the oil myself. It was a point of both pride and economics. But over the years as oil changes moved into the realm of 15-minute quick-change stations, it really didn’t make sense to do it myself anymore.

Make Sure Your Wireless Designs Can Go The Distance—Literally

I’m a sports car guy. It’s in my blood. Ever since I was old enough to drive, I’ve had sports cars. But now I have two growing sons, and my two-door is no longer feasible as a family car. So I decided to upgrade from a sports car to a roomier sports sedan.

After months of research, I settled on a great car with lots of power, fantastic handling, and great styling. I really love this car except for one thing—the remote keyless entry (RKE) system works from only 10 feet away. How can a car this nice have such a lackluster wireless remote?

Sprechen Zie Wireless M-Bus? Parlez-Vouz 6LoWPAN?

When I first heard about object-oriented programming as a software engineer developing embedded firmware for T&M systems, I was intrigued. How efficient would it be to have a single piece of firmware that could run on every type of hardware that we were creating?

Is It Time For Home Automation To Go Mass Market?
Ross Sabolcik makes the case for more home automation electronics in his new column.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Nov 11, 2014
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How to Outsource Your Project to Failure 4

This article will address failure to carefully vet a potential manufacturing or “turnkey” partner and/or failure to transfer sufficient information and requirements to such a partner, a very common problem I have seen again and again with my clients over the years, and have been the shoulder cried upon by several relatives and clients in the past....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled 1

There have been many arguments here and there about how short-comings of universities and colleges yield engineers with skill sets that do not cater to the demands of the industry. There have been many arguments here and there about an imminent shortage of engineers lacking knowledge in the sciences. There have been many arguments here and there about how the experience and know-how of engineers in the industry may vanish due to the fact that they can’t be passed on because the academic curriculum deviates from it....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Small Beginnings 5

About 10 years ago I received a phone call from an acquaintance. He had found a new opportunity selling some sort of investments and he wanted to share it with me in case I was interested. Ken had done fairly well for many years as a contract software developer primarily in the financial services sector. His specialty was writing RPG code. (RPG is often referred to as a write only language.) But he was seeing the handwriting on the wall as the industry moved on to other methods, and saw himself becoming a fossil....More

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