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Steve Taranovich has 45 years of experience in the electronics industry. He received an MSEE from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, and his BEEE from New York University, Bronx, New York. He was also chairman of the Educational Activities Committee for IEEE Long Island. Presently an Eta Kappa Nu Member and an IEEE Life Senior Member. 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. He 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. He spent 11 years at Texas Instruments as a Global Account manager while being his own applications engineer as well. He has a great many colleagues from his world travels that are writing for his websites today. Steve has been invited to NASA Ames in California as well as NASA Houston and NASA JPL/Caltech to meet and interview astronauts, engineers and scientists.


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  • 04.18.2017
  • Border control: Courtesy of electronics designers
  • Editor update: President Trump is seeking $2.6B for the US borders in the Budget. Included are 'wall alternatives': The Office of Management and Budget commented that the government will not be building a wall across the entire stretch of 2,000 miles---some places do not make sense. The government plans to purchase supplemental equipment that will substitute for a physical 'wall'. The budget will allocate $239M for aircraft and aviation sensors, $197M for fixed-surveillance technology which will include towers, RADAR and cameras, $202M for 'critical equipment' like radios, computers and weapons.
  • 04.18.2017
  • Border control: Courtesy of electronics designers
  • @Jodhner---Thanks for your interesting applications, inputs and examples---but let's not think in terms of 'left' or 'right'---just in terms of engineering insight and design ideas as a common community
  • 04.26.2017
  • Neutral woes
  • @Michael---interesting article on EDN in 2000 by Dan Strassberg says: "...the line’s series impedance is often high enough that the current pulses cause voltage drops that noticeably flatten the voltage waveform’s peaks." See http://m.eet.com/media/1150267/23106-46810.pdf
  • 04.26.2017
  • Neutral woes
  • @Michael--Maybe the scope or probe circuit is clipping? What does your measurement system look like?
  • 04.26.2017
  • Neutral woes
  • @DaveR1234---right Dave---there seems to be some type of clipping at the peaks of the sine wave
  • 04.18.2017
  • Border control: Courtesy of electronics designers
  • @sam321---I am really sorry that you missed the point of this article completely. And any reference to military/borderlines of countries was purely for reference to technology examples. Your comment sounds much more political than my article, but I will not delete you :)