Wurth Book give-aways by Planet Analog

We are ready to have another great book give-away for next week. This time it will be to the Millennials. So if you were born roughly somewhere between the early 80s to early 2000s and are a tech geek of sorts, then tell me why and how you would use and cherish one of these great books from Würth Elecktronik. Here are the five books we will be giving away to four lucky winners in the continental US only.

Trilogy of Connectors

Qty. 1

Trilogy of Magnetics

Qty. 1

ABC of Capacitors


The LTSPICE IV Simulator

Qty. 1

So please reply below with your story and we editors at Planet Analog and EETimes will review and select 5 winners by next week. Good Luck!

19 comments on “Wurth Book give-aways by Planet Analog

  1. gordonmx
    March 9, 2016

    I have Brocard's “The LTSpice IV Simulator” and it has been very useful (and heavy).  I've been studying transformers, so the “Trilogy of Magnetics” would be very interesting.  Thank you for your consideration.

  2. Steve Taranovich
    March 9, 2016

    @gordonmx 1, Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do

  3. gordonmx
    March 9, 2016

    Actually I'm not a Millennial, but a Boomer.  Sorry, I didn't mean to mislead you.  My daughter is the Millennial and works as a design engineer in Boise, Idaho.  I'm an EMC engineer at Garmin AT in Salem, Oregon.  Before that I worked as a HW/SW design engineer at HP in Boise, Idaho.  I moved to Salem after one of HP's massive workforce reductions.  The AT in Garmin AT stands for Aviation Technology.  We're the part of Garmin International that builds equipment for airplanes.  As an EMC engineer, one of my hardest tasks is to get the other engineers to look at EMC issues during the early stages of development and not wait until the last few months.  One of the things I learned at HP is to never stop learning.  LT Spice is a wonderful tool, but it doesn't make working with transformers easy, so the Trilogy of magnetics would be a helpful addition, but I'm still not a Millennial 8^(.

  4. Kip Feldermouse
    March 9, 2016

    Hey Steve,

    Long time reader, first time poster.  I was born in the early 80s, which I thought put me in Generation Y, but I guess I'm right on the border of the millenial group.  Who knows?

    I'm an EE in the aerospace industry, mainly lighting and power, and am the youngest in my department by say, oh 20 years.  My duties range from analog design/troubleshooting to testing (mainly EMC testing), so any one of these books would come in handy in my day-to-day work.  LT Spice or Magnetics would be my first choices, but I can find use for every title. 

    Of course, the older guys will probably quiz me on the subject matter, so I'd better read the book once or twice before I open my mouth to demonstrate what I've learned (or didn't learn).

  5. Victor Lorenzo
    March 9, 2016

    Steve, thanks for pointing us to these books.

    For me the most interesting is the Trilogy of Magnetics. It will be a great help for us at our R&D department to better understand many things which are partly black magic. We create magnetics/transformer based sensors and devices as part of our lightning detection products and lightning research instrumentations.

    Regards, Victor

  6. Steve Taranovich
    March 9, 2016

    @gordonmx —I'm a Boomer too. Let's see who we get in the next week that might qualify for a book as a Millennial and we will decide next week. Is your daughter an EE? Maybe she might qualify?

  7. gordonmx
    March 9, 2016

    Yes she it, but less likely to reply.

  8. Steve Taranovich
    March 9, 2016

    @Kip—I think Gen Y qualifies as a Millennial and you sound like a good possible candidate

  9. Kip Feldermouse
    March 9, 2016

    Great!  Do the books come with the famous Wurth Gummy Bears?

  10. zjgass
    March 9, 2016

    Good Day,

    I hope this reply finds you all well.

    I am quite interested in either the Trilogy of Magnetics or the ABCs of Capacitors. I am currently working to help build Quadrupole Mass Spectromters. I help with board layout, trouleshooting, and mostly asking more questions about how things work than people care to answer. One of my co-workers once asked me what my fiancee did for work and I told him she was an accountant. He said, “Who hires an English Major to do accounting?” I replied, “Who hires an Ancient History Major to help with the electronics of chemical analysis?” I am trying to learn as I go with the help of my co-workers, and my father, who is considered the last of a dying-breed of analog engineers (He frequently gives me stacks of books for homework, and then the next week another stack of books to help me understand the books of the previous weeks).


  11. kamal.k
    March 10, 2016

    Hi Steve,

    I'm putting in yet another plea for the Trilogy of Magnetics or The LTSPICE IV Simulator. I was born in 1993, so there can be no doubt that I'm a phone loving, constantly connected Millennial.

    I just finished my BSEE this fall and am an apps engineer at Maxim. I work primarily with devices targeting the wearables market, which means I get to spend plenty of time with PMICs and switching mode supplies. Prior to this, I was an intern at an aerospace battery testing lab. Being around power sources and power management my entire (albeit still fledgling) career has inspired me to work towards a future in power electronics. Although there are endless articles, books, and tutorials on SMPS, I have not had an easy time finding good resources on the magnetic hearts of these devices. The Trilogy of Magnetics will be a good book to keep at my bedside table as I learn more about magnetics and study some of the materials my dad left me (he was a power electronics engineer for over 30 years and didn't bother teaching me anything beyond a basic boost topology).

    The LTSPICE IV Simulator would be much more useful in my current position, however. When I'm bored at my desk, I like to fire up LTspice and play around with amplifiers, power supplies, and anything else that exists beyond 0 and 1. Plus, just about everyone in my office relies on LTspice for hashing out ideas, so I might not be the only one to benefit from having it in my cube.

    Thanks and all the best,


  12. Steve Taranovich
    March 10, 2016

    @kamal k—You are a good potential candidate—thanks for your input

  13. Steve Taranovich
    March 10, 2016

    @zigass—You are a possible potential candidate—-thanks for your input

  14. Steve Taranovich
    March 10, 2016

    Hi Kip—I ate the Gummy Bears—sorry 🙂 

  15. jimfordbroadcom
    March 11, 2016

    @Kamal, that's pretty funny that you and the other engineers at Maxim use LTSPICE!

  16. Steve Taranovich
    March 20, 2016

    OK—We had a tough choice because so many people wanted The Trilogy of Magnetics, but after careful consideration and deliberation by the staff and myself, here are the winners. Please send an e-mail to me with your US address and we will ship the book to you:


    kamal.k—“The LTSPICE IV Simulator”

    zigass—“ABC of Capacitors”

    gordonmx1—“ABC of Capacitors”

    Kip Feldermouse—“Trilogy of Magnetics”

    Victor Lorenzo—“Trilogy of Connectors”

  17. Steve Taranovich
    April 13, 2016

    Hi zigass—please send me your address so I can give you the book that you won


    My e-mail: 

  18. Steve Taranovich
    April 13, 2016

    Hi Victor,

    Please send me your address so I can give you the book that you won


    My e-mail: 

  19. Victor Lorenzo
    April 15, 2016

    Great news Steve! Thanks a lot.

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