Gee...from the title, I thought was going to be an announcement for a new award...you know, for "the most creative use of a bypass capacitor in an analog circuit" or some such. I was going to nominate Paul Brokaw, who wrote
"An IC Amplifier User's Guide to Decoupling, Grounding, and Making Things Go Right for a Change"
But since it is not, I nominate any one of Jim William's hand-drawn ways to palce a bypass cap. There are several on the referenced page.
Hi Brad--now that is an interesting psychological experiment. When I scrolled through images from Martin's link, the one that caught my eye was the Saint Bernard and friend. I wondered why it would show up under bypass capacitor, then noticed it was an image from this site.
And besides those handsome devils, there also a nice picture of Miss Tamara Schmitz and her favorite pooch (because she wrote some nice articles on bypass caps). And best of all, there are some dandy tube circuits shown.
We've all used bypass (decoupling) caps on our circuit boards to reduce EMI and improve signal integrity. Today, I was writing one such blog for DesignCon Community and I was looking for a figure to include. So, I Googled "Bypass capacitor. Follow this link and scroll down to find the two candidates for Mr. Bypass Capacitor.