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Analog Components We'll Miss – or Maybe Not?

Bill Schweber
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goafrit2
goafrit2
6/3/2014 1:12:20 PM
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Re: Componets list - the old booklet from vendors
in real sense, the old versions of these equipments are available and thanks to the online tools that have made these books electronic and easily accessible.

That is true - it is the fact. Online tools have since evolved as the preferred way to search for components and special products. The era of felling trees to print always out of sync inventory is gone for good.

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goafrit2
goafrit2
6/3/2014 1:05:58 PM
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Re: Jack Kilby and Transistor
It is true that the old transistors have their advantages but in the present IC world I think and certainly sure that they cannot fit to the standards needed to create a perfect design.

I think the same way. There are just limited applications of these transistors in some really great products. Integration which is IC is the future and will continue to drive the industry.

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goafrit2
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6/3/2014 12:58:29 PM
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Re: diodes
>> Vacuum tubes played a key role in the emergence of home electronics and laid the foundation for modern electronics. 

That is true. In the 1920s before the advent of the transistor, vacuum tubes were used in "computers" and electronics. Transistors simply put them in the museums in most cases.

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goafrit2
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6/3/2014 12:56:43 PM
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Re: diodes
But, in the future, all analogy components would be changed toward the small scale size and better performance for analog engineer. I expect that all these parts are not obsolete parts.

I think ICs and more density will always triumph the applications of these isolated discreet components. Besides the trouble of connecting and wiring them, they make systems bulky and take spaces. More integration even in the analog domain is the heart of this industry.

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goafrit2
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6/3/2014 12:53:34 PM
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Re: diodes
Plus there is a vacuum tube in every microwave overn--it is the heart of the unit.Plus there is a vacuum tube in every microwave overn--it is the heart of the unit.

Some of these areas are less competitive as they are not trendy as in the DRAM memory business with new aggressive competitors. It is possible that the companies making these tubes and transistors are doing really fine. All they need to do is sell millions of these products.

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fasmicro
fasmicro
6/3/2014 12:50:40 PM
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Re: Jack Kilby and Transistor
>> Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce joined his company there, where Noyce made some great contributions to the IC industry.

Gordon Moore did his PhD post-doc in the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and then went back to the Valley and together with his pals, they changed the world. Despite the technology, it was the business acumen of Intel founders that made all the difference. Shockley was a poor manager and could not do much in the business arena.

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fasmicro
fasmicro
6/3/2014 12:46:51 PM
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Re: Componets list - the old booklet from vendors
>>  Also, a few vendors send the Newsletter for the updated components.

Do we really use that? I hadly refer to that bulky document as most of the parts seem to be gone when you get to their sites.  The best way to check is to go online where everything is up to date.

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RedDerek
RedDerek
5/16/2014 1:10:39 PM
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Rotary switches
I do like the "clunk" of the big toggle switches. Don't forget about the multi-bank rotary switches that Grayhill produces (http://www.grayhill.com/products/rotary-switches/). Somewhere in my box I should still have my 8 bank, 12 position rotary switch.

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DaeJ
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5/10/2014 3:49:36 PM
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Re: Componets list - the old booklet from vendors
Online tool provides E-datasheet and engineering tool virtually. Then, sometime, engineer does not need to buy tool and just get service through internet whether it is free or charged.

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5/10/2014 4:25:18 AM
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Re: Componets list - the old booklet from vendors
When it comes to Networking hardware; that is, equipments facilitating the use of a computer network. Like; routers, switches, access points, network interface cards and other related hardware. You will find that many people are not using these books to find them, in real sense, the old versions of these equipments are available and thanks to the online tools that have made these books electronic and easily accessible.

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