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Rich Pell is Executive & Chief Editor of EDN. Previously, Rich was for many years an editor and then editor-in-chief at Electronic Products Magazine. Prior to the move into technical publishing/online media, Rich worked as an engineer in analog/mixed-signal design and traded in the financial markets. Rich has degrees in both Public Communications and Electrical Engineering.


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  • 10.30.2012
  • PPTC series offers low internal resistance
  • It's not too much to ask at all. We do try to include a datasheet link(s) - if available - with every product brief, but as you note they are not always easy to find. But we will make a greater effort. Thanks for the reminder!
  • 10.26.2012
  • Audio turboencabulator
  • Actually it was due to parenthetical punctuation vicinity! In all seriousness, the system was confused by the parentheses immediately surrounding the links. In order for posted links in comments to be properly hyperlinked they need to have a space on either side (or be listed on their own individual lines). So here are what should be working versions of the above links: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6,025,810.PN.&OS=PN/6,025,810&RS=PN/6,025,810 and http://www.thatcorp.com/THAT_IC_Products.shtml
  • 10.16.2012
  • Use one bypass for every two LEDs
  • You're absolutely right. The company name has been added in the main body, and a direct link to the part has been added.
  • 08.29.2012
  • Consumer audio: Is accurate sound overrated?
  • "Amplifiers that measure the same can sound very, very different." Well I guess that would depend very much on what you're measuring and how precisely. (And on who is doing the listening and how...)
  • 08.29.2012
  • Consumer audio: Is accurate sound overrated?
  • "Your implied belief in some consistent accuracy in solid state amplifiers belies any authority. Because the electronics are solid state is no assurance of accuracy..." Of course not. The point was that solid-state electronics routinely achieve a more consistent and higher level of accuracy than is possible from electromechanical transducers like speakers and headphones.
  • 08.29.2012
  • Consumer audio: Is accurate sound overrated?
  • Nothing wrong with wanting more "magic." For me that comes from the source material - not from an audio reproduction system that is designed (intentionally or not) to be less than transparent.
  • 06.21.2012
  • 5 Engineers: What’s your favorite joke about engineers?
  • A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a man below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him half an hour ago, but I don't know where I am." The man below replied, "You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet about the ground. You are between 42 and 44 degrees north latitude and between 83 and 85 degrees west longitude." "You must be an engineer," said the balloonist. "I am," replied the man, "but how did you know?" "Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I am still lost." The man below responded, "You must be a manager." "I am," replied the balloonist, "how did you know?" "Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. The fact is you are exactly in the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."