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Bill Schweber
Bill Schweber, Engineer, Author, Editor, 9/24/2016   Comment now  
We've heard a lot over the past few years about the presumed shortage of students interested and skilled in STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. The phrase "STEM shortage" gets repeated so often that it has become accepted as fact, with all sorts of dubious data called up to support it.
Ken Coffman,Bay Area, Senior, Principal Field Applications Engineer, Intersil
Ken Coffman,Bay Area, Senior, Principal Field Applications Engineer, Intersil , , 9/23/2016   Comment now  
The buck converter is the most common power supply topology and power engineers are well-versed in its strengths and weakness. One of the challenges in any power system design is the current sensing. A popular 'free' method in a buck converter is DCR current sensing. It's free in the sense that no added cost or power loss is added to the design, but ...
Scott Deuty
Scott Deuty, Power Electronics Expert, 9/23/2016   Comment now   1 Comment
Night flash is that moment when your dream is so intense that you wake up from it. In particular, this blog will focus on the creative moments of night flash as well as other venues of creativity. Night flash is also an industry term about an automotive screen backlight "flashing" during bootup. This is a no-no that typically occurs when starting an ...
Steve Taranovich
Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 9/20/2016   Comment now   4 comments
It's really amusing when some members of the younger generation scoff at mathematics and its importance in their world. I usually ask them to do a search on their smartphone for "Leonard Kleinrock internet equations"---Afterwards they ask, "Who is Leonard Kleinrock?" they are astounded at what they find.
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Bill Schweber
Bill Schweber, Engineer, Author, Editor, 9/20/2016   Comment now   2 comments
You've probably heard that Funai, the last manufacture of video cassette recorders - better known as VCRs - has decided to end production at the end of August, supposedly due to difficulty of obtaining key components (see here and here for two reports with some numbers). Let's be honest: we knew this amazing product would get its "end of life" notice ...
Bill Schweber
Bill Schweber, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 9/20/2016   Comment now   3 comments
Editor's note by Steve Taranovich: We are bringing you a lost article from The Connecting Edge site written by Bill Schweber, that used to be run by Martin Rowe. The reason I want this on Planet Analog is twofold: one is that Bill Schweber's blogs are most informative, educational, entertaining and great tech pieces, and two is that Bill Schweber refers ...
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The Internet began with equations
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What happened to my TV sound-only radio?
Bill Schweber, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 9/20/2016
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Goodbye VCR, We'll Miss What You Did for Us
Bill Schweber, Engineer, Author, Editor, 9/20/2016
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Night Flash and Other Sources of Creativity
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