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Robert L. Chao

Pushing the Frontiers in Linear Technology for Building Automation

Robert L. Chao
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B_Albing
8/6/2013 6:03:13 PM
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Re: Re : Pushing the Frontiers in Linear Technology for Building Automation
@Sunita - yes - good point - with RF links, cabling can be reduced or eliminated. That eliminates the cost of the cable - and more importantly, the labor costs associated with the cable installation. Those sometimes exceed the cost of the cable.

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7/29/2013 3:46:13 PM
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Re : Pushing the Frontiers in Linear Technology for Building Automation
Wireless radio technology is vital to the success of building automation. It permits the required number, functionality and flexibility of the essential sensors. Radio technology reduces installation times and reduces system costs.

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Brad Albing
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7/10/2013 8:07:20 PM
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Re: Sensors--the new frontier
@eafpres - To your point that sensor proliferation is creating new demands in analog, just another indication that we'll have jobs for quite a while.

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7/9/2013 10:03:35 PM
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Sensors--the new frontier
Hello Robert--thank you for your interesting article.  Many people here know I'm a proponent of sensor applications, and I find it interesting that sensor proliferation is creating new demands in analog.  I think it is almost like some kind of renaissance.  Sensors are the new frontier in many ways for electronics.  Of course there are many technology areas that dominate the media--display tech, processors, optical communications, etc.--but sensors are now fundamental to nearly everything.  Most consumers don't know how many sensors they interact with each day.  Perhaps I'll try counting all the sensors during one week end; I'm sure the number will be large.

Even with my interest in this, I had not thought of your point about precision.  I think you are quite correct--people are very intolerant if things go on or off unexpectedly.  So any automation that affects the human environment, or interacts with humans, must be very repeatable--which means great precision.  Thank you for this line of thought, I'm sure it will open me more interesting things.

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