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Steve Taranovich is a senior technical editor at EDN with 41 years of experience in the electronics industry. Steve received his MSEE from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, and his BEEE from New York University, Bronx, New York. He is also chairman of the Educational Activities Committee for IEEE Long Island. His expertise is in analog, RF and power management with a diverse embedded processing education as it relates to analog design from his years at Burr-Brown and Texas Instruments. Steve was a circuit design engineer for his first 16 years in electronics. He then served as one of the first field application engineers with Burr-Brown Corp and also became one of their first global account managers, traveling to Europe, India and China.


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  • 02.25.2015
  • LED lighting aspects in parking structures
  • I am replacing fluorescent lights, the tubular type, with LED tubular replacements. The main difference is that you need to get rid of the existing ballast transformer and drive the bulb directly with the line voltage (AC to DC conversion circuitry is inside the bulb). One other difference is that you need different connectors/socket for the bulb----standard fluorescents are powered from each end of the bulb , but the LEDs are powered on only one side. You can't use existing connectors because most of these are shorting the two end contacts together. Replacements are sold on the open market
  • 01.31.2015
  • “Deflate-gate”: Let’s do the math
  • @djbxapps---Right---I wonder how stringent their metrology standards are in the NFL. Pressure in a football must be very low on the totem pole for importance
  • 01.14.2015
  • GreenPeak CEO discusses Smart Home at CES 2015
  • @JIHAIZ---Since Zigbee is being used here, the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) drops off significantly after 20 cm, plus Zigbee radios spend most of their time in sleep mode. Such low-power wireless products as Zigbee are nowhere near the RF radiation levels of cell phones.
  • 01.05.2015
  • Wearable, bracelet-sized development kits offer quick IoT development
  • @99guspuppet---It has open-source algorithms and the basic tools and hardware for designers to develop a proprietary product----The design engineers need to add whatever features they need otherwise PNI is designing the whole system in an overkill manner. PNI is enabling designers, not designing the product for them with this platform