Archive for March, 2013

Setting Up Your Home Network

Friday, March 29th, 2013

During this Tech Briefing, John and Mark focused on the basic information related to setting up home networks on Stanford DSL, Stanford West, and non-Stanford DSL/cable modems.

Topics covered included the basics of print servers, wireless access points, and routers, among others. Though no specific product was covered, by viewing this video you will undoubtably pick up on some best practices and recommendations on home network configurations that can be used with a variety of products.

Marketing and Metrics with bit.ly, Google, and RSS Feeds

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

This session supplied individuals with tips on how to effectively market their respective department and/or group on campus using bit.ly and Goo.gl. Don and Mark talked about how Technology Training uses bit.ly and goo.gl to collect metrics and to make the client experience easier and faster.

Mark also discussed the benefits of RSS feeds, demonstrating how they can be used to push information to clients.

The Software Defined Radio Revolution

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Software Radio has come a long way in the last 15 years. This Tech Briefing discussed where we have come from, where we are today, and where we’re going in the future, highlighting what previously has and has not worked, and what challenges still remain.

Specific topics covered included:

  • Challenges in hardware for Software Radio, and a discussion of the state of the art in RF frontends and data converters
  • The evolution of the various processing paradigms used in software radio (GPP, GPU, DSP, and FPGA)
  • What problems we thought would be solved by now
  • The basic economics of software radios in volume production