A catalog of some things I've learned or looked up on the topic of electronics.
What does ASIC stand for? AnswerApplication-specific integrated circuit
How much is the cheapest Saleae logic analyzer? Answer$400
Can a TXB0108 bidirectional logic level converter be used on I2C components? AnswerNo, the direction sensors on the level converter don't work well with large resistors on I2C components.
Will MIDI operate on 3.3V levels? AnswerYes, the MIDI spec was updated in 2014 to include support for 3.3V logic. A 33Ω resistor is recommended between MIDI pin 4 and VCC, and a 10Ω resistor is recommended between pin 5 and the signal line.