It has to hurt when your released product is cancelled and goes into the dumpster, but should it?
The “down to earth” world of analog components and functions is a reality-based counterweight to the relentless. overhyped views of the direction and impact of technology advances.
Analog, discrete-element filters have served us well for over a hundred years, but maybe we now need to focus education on filters for the GHz world, such as SAW and BAW devices?
There are signs that hand soldering of wires is seeing revived interest, but some of the how-to tutorial information out there is very incorrect.
This old-time, multi-transistor Sony TFM-6100W AM/FM radio may be an antique, but it provides a frame of reference to show how far radio technology and products have come in a few decades.