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Steve Taranovich
Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 9/2/2015   Comment now  
I spoke to John Palmour, Cree co-founder and CTO of its Power and RF business yesterday about the decision to put CREE's Power and RF businesses under a new name. CREE announced in May that it would separate the businesses into a standalone company in anticipation of an upcoming IPO in 2016 for this 100% CREE-owned group named Wolfspeed.
Dennis Feucht
Dennis Feucht, Electronics Engineer, 9/1/2015   Comment now  
Typical circuits textbooks tell us that there are four basic feedback topologies. The impression is given (if not stated) that a given feedback circuit will conform to one of these four topologies. This is misleading. One of the tasks of feedback analysis, it would seem, is to identify to which of the four basic topologies a given feedback circuit ...
Scott Deuty
Scott Deuty, Power Electronics Expert, 9/1/2015   Comment now  
As you progress into developing a circuit from home, schematic capture is an important part of the process. However it requires a little forethought especially if you are planning to transfer the schematic to a board layout software.
Scott Deuty
Scott Deuty, Power Electronics Expert, 8/28/2015   Comment now   4 comments
In my latest quest to improve your abilities as an engineer, I have been profiling the ability to create prototype circuits at home. This blog (See Reference 5) is from a series entitled "Developing Prototype Circuits from Home." As I was developing my own prototype, I went through my storage unit to pull out some of my parts and reference boards. ...
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I was aware of using an ATX supply as they are cheap.  You have enlightened...
Steve Taranovich
Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 8/25/2015   Comment now   4 comments
Just as in the biblical account of the prophet Jonah in the belly of the "Great Fish", I witnessed today in the Yuma, AZ desert, Orion in the belly of a C-17 military aircraft, poised for a test of its parachutes at 35,000 feet. Watch for more details this week.
Paul Pickering
Paul Pickering, Blogger, 8/24/2015   Comment now   6 comments
My first job out of college was testing and debugging control loading systems on flight simulators for 747 and the "new" 767 airliners. In the late 1970s, the control loop that simulated the feel of the primary flight surfaces, and had to respond instantaneously to pilot inputs, was purely analog; the digital portion consisted of a 32-bit Gould SEL ...
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Scott Deuty, Power Electronics Expert, 8/28/2015
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