And, while he does not get to work from home, Robert Haller humored me with some images from the office:

Robert Haller: “I still have been going to the lab (occasionally) in the office, because it is impractical to move a thermal chamber and Ixia home, and not sure if the 25G scope traveled home I would bring it back!” Bob is senior principal hardware engineer at Extreme Networks.

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“Why I have to go into the office. I can’t bring the traffic generator (IXIA) home.”


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“If I bring my 20Ghz scope home, I will never go back to office.”


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“That’s me helping the software guys debug optics issues (in SW area). Notice the wooden benches made for Cabletron by a local carpenter a million years ago. Also notice the Patriots shirt after we just won 5 Superbowls. A bunch of us Extreme folks get to go to every home game as “wi-Fi Coaches”  including a select few to Superbowls !  Funny once a colleague and I commented that you can write an article around a single picture (worth a thousand words)…. 20G scope in foreground… I could keep going…”


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“What not to do with your thermal chamber unless you want to cool down your beer.”



For help in planning your own home lab, check out the cover feature in the 2021 Signal Integrity Journal, “Low-Cost and Free Tools Fit for an Engineer’s Personal Budget,” written by Jay Diepenbrock and Eric Bogatin.