wifi command set secrecy - why?

Started by Dimiter_Popoff in sci.electronics.design10 months ago 34 replies

I have been looking for some wifi chip(set) to be able to use in our systems and it has turned out it is impossible to get one which...

I have been looking for some wifi chip(set) to be able to use in our systems and it has turned out it is impossible to get one which is documented in a way we could write our own driver so our tcp/ip stack under dps would treat it as yet another medium, like it does with Ethernet or via PPP and sort of. What I don't get is *why* do they keep things so secret? When wifi was starting there was...


Solid caps can blow up?

Started by Commander Kinsey in sci.electronics.design3 hours ago 111 replies

I didn't know solid caps could break. This one shorted the 12V line on a graphics card, unfortunately I have a 2.5kW supply, so the tracks got...

I didn't know solid caps could break. This one shorted the 12V line on a graphics card, unfortunately I have a 2.5kW supply, so the tracks got damaged somewhat, it melted the solder, and ejected itself from the board. Smelt of TCP (a disinfectant), presumably from the evaporated paint? https://imgur.com/jYet0zF