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Steve is the owner of AnalogHome - A Custom Elecronics Design Resource. Steve has designed and provided high quality electronic hardware and software solutions from DC to 20 GHz for a diverse set of markets. More information can be found at: www.AnalogHome.com in addition to the Blog hosted here at EDN.


LostInSpace2010

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  • 04.15.2014
  • 3 Comment(s)
Coming soon to a PCB near you...
  • 03.14.2014
  • 5 Comment(s)
Beware of the square root
  • 02.07.2014
  • 4 Comment(s)
GNU Octave hits a high note
  • 01.23.2014
  • 2 Comment(s)
DSOs and noise
  • 11.12.2013
  • 9 Comment(s)
Long-lived (design) software
  • 07.22.2015
  • Better before bigger: How Linear Tech was built
  • A really fine group of folks and outstanding products. Well done folks. Besides HP, this is the only other company that I really thought would be great to work at. I made HP, but I don't think I'll make Linear, oh well. At least I get to use the superb products! I mean who else makes OPAMP's rated to settle to 16 bits! Or OPAMP's that have guaranteed AND tested noise specs? Or all those great Switchers, man..... I've made a lot of products with Linear SMPS chips inside them (and they all worked!) :-) You know, and Jim Williams was just phenomenal at teaching us all how to do better Analog. In my mind National showed us what good analog IC's were made of, PMI started the whole "Precision Analog" thing and Linear just took it farther. Thanks for all the great products. :-)
  • 01.31.2015
  • “Deflate-gate”: Let’s do the math
  • djbxapps wrote: .....The entire scenario requires just one gauge out of calibration. NFL Writes: What???? You mean you have to calibrate those things???? We just buy them at Dick's Sporting Goods.... ;-) Funny indeed! ;-)
  • 12.31.2014
  • In memory of John Haslet Hall, Intersil co-founder
  • I met Mr. Hall in the early 1980's when he was the founder of Micro Power Systems. They made the best Multiplying DAC's in the world then and I was designing Data Acquisition Modules. He was one of the real greats and a true founder of Silicon Valley.
  • 05.23.2014
  • Milliohm Squawker great at finding shorts and reverse engineering PCBs
  • These are clever little devices like the Huntron Tracker, that you can't really appreciate until you use one and it solves your problem. For those more inclined to buy then build - I got one several years back from Probemaster.com, Model - 105- Audible Continuity Probe. It is hand held and works well on live and dead circuits!
  • 05.02.2014
  • When reliability hangs by a "wall wart" thread
  • I personally apply a little 1980's HP Qualification Engineering to external power supplies and Audit them + Qualify the supply with the product (Shake, shock, temp, overstress, HALT, etc.). But not everyone does this and they pick based on cost alone, which as the stories here tell, usually does not work out for the better. Alas, when will we ever learn?
  • 04.01.2014
  • Oscilloscope diseases
  • You know - Tek was the leader in scope triggering. No one, not even HP could match Tek's triggering. That's why we all loved our Tek Scopes for Analog. For instance, my 350 MHz Tek 2465B will trigger reliability on a 900MHz signal - that's just one reason the Teks were so good. There is probably no hope for the little Hitachi, although it is probably an otherwise nice little scope.
  • 04.01.2014
  • Oscilloscope diseases
  • Oh my now... I had to look up what a 466 was (They ought to take my Tek Scope Lovers Badge away from me!). Ahhhh Yessss the Storage version of the 465. When I got out of school my most prized possession was a Tek 465B - what a fine scope. I have a few Tek Digitals which work OK for most things and I have a 2465B with the DMM Option - 350 MHz of "Scope Bliss" baby!
  • 04.02.2014
  • ACE Awards winners announced at EE Live!
  • Congrats to Contributor of the year winner Jack Ganssle - If anyone ever deserved to win this it is him. I have been reading (and implementing) his ideas ever since I learned to spell: "Embedded System". A prolific writer and superb teacher - keep up the good work Jack!