Bob Dobkin: Mentor to Analog & Power Enthusiasts Steve Taranovich 4/16/2014 Post a comment Linear Technology CTO and co-founder Bob Dobkin is the ultimate mentor to those who need to truly understand analog and power. Dobkinís achievements rank him among the top engineers in Silicon Valley from the early days to the present time.
Internet of Things & EDA Steve Taranovich 4/15/2014 9 comments The Internet of Things was a term initially coined in the dot com era for a wireless network between self-configurable objects such as household appliances.
Just Add a Transistor Kendall Castor-Perry 4/10/2014 8 comments In the next few blogs Iíll talk about some of the circuit functions Iíve worked on where adding a transistor or two to an existing highly integrated mixed-signal device can unlock a new level of functionality or performance.
Batteries in Space Steve Taranovich 4/7/2014 15 comments NASA Glenn Research Center is teaming up with the DOE Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) led by Argonne Labs to develop better batteries for future space exploration missions.
Neuronics: Distributed-Memory Addressing, Part 3 Dennis Feucht 4/4/2014 4 comments Albus devised a method of mapping from the input vector (where each vector component is the value of one of the multiple dimensions of input space) by a coding scheme like that of Gray-code encoders or multiphase motor drives.
Use MacGyver's Methods, Part 1 Vincent Biancomano 4/2/2014 9 comments Despite his training, the typical engineer doesn't seem to like too much math. Using established formulas is one thing, but deriving them to solve a problem in a relatively unfamiliar field is another.
Colossus Mark 1 Steve Taranovich 3/31/2014 7 comments The National Museum of Computing located at Bletchley Park celebrated the 70th anniversary of Colossus, the first partially programmable electronic computer. Colossus went into service on February 1944, used for code breaking and the deciphering of Lorenz-encrypted communications used between Hitler and his generals.
APEC 2014: Transforming Energy Management Steve Taranovich 3/20/2014 6 comments Comments on Mondayís opening Plenary session at APEC. Dave Freeman, CTO of power for TI, reminded us about resource savings again with a great example Ė something that kept us on the hook waiting for the real answer.
Excel: Conditional Formatting Aubrey Kagan 3/12/2014 40 comments When you right click on an Excel worksheet cell, you can change its numeric type, alignment, background color, and other properties. But did you know that you can have the cell change its format if different conditions are met?
Bipolar Transistor Circuit Design & Analysis, Part 1 Howard Skolnik 3/10/2014 26 comments There are many applications for one or two transistors. These include voltage and current amplification. Described here, in Part 1 of a series, is an easy to understand way of visualizing the operation of a bipolar transistor in its linear operating region.
Temperature Measurement, Part 1 Aubrey Kagan 3/6/2014 29 comments This series of Temperature Measurement blogs was first published on the late, lamented forum, Microcontroller Central. I have modified it very slightly.
Linear Technology CTO and co-founder Bob Dobkin is the ultimate mentor to those who need to truly understand analog and power. Dobkinís achievements rank him among the top engineers in Silicon Valley from the early days to the present time.
In advance of the upcoming ďAsk the expertsĒ session on Planet Analog on April 23, Planet Analog brings you this series of brief daily nuggets as a preparation for you to ask questions during our session.