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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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  • 06.17.2015
  • A guide to using FETS for sensor applications, Part 1
  • @ROV ENG---thank you so much for catching my error. Linear Systems and Ron Quan had sent me the correct image, but I had inadvertantly inserted Fig. 7 into that slot somehow. It's so great to have such an audience as you represent as engineers who really read these articles---that's what makes me love EDN and the content I strive to bring to this audience.
  • 06.08.2015
  • Charging batteries rapidly and safely
  • @nssdiver---Sorry---you are correct, Figure 2 is not clear because it does not specify the time scale. I will get this corrected by Chargetek---you will have comments from them this weekend
  • 06.08.2015
  • Charging batteries rapidly and safely
  • @nssdiver---If you look under Figure 2 there are definitions for each of these. I have corrected the subscripts on each of these in items 1,2, and 3 below Figure 2 so that the subscript is clearly stated. What confused you was the subscripts previously were not shown as subscripts---sorry about that
  • 06.08.2015
  • Charging batteries rapidly and safely
  • @Fairchile---I think the particular algorithm is patentable, not Pulse Charging in general as a technique, but I will ask the company to respond as well
  • 06.08.2015
  • Charging batteries rapidly and safely
  • @Premen---Dr. Yi Ding at the Georgia Institute of Technology first developed the technology in the late 1990s, and patented it in 2001. Now, Elliott Small, the CEO of Potential Difference, has acquired an exclusive license to commercialize the technology. This was US Patent # 6,229,285 on May 8, 2001 by Georgia Inst. of Technology
  • 06.08.2015
  • Charging batteries rapidly and safely
  • @sajjadhaidar---Absolutely right---that's where the software algorithms come in to reduce the heat and stress on the battery as opposed to the "brute force" method of rapid charging
  • 06.08.2015
  • Charging batteries rapidly and safely
  • Editor Steve T: If you have seen some other Product Reviews from me, I include explanations and links to key areas that will enhance the announcement as well as my personal view regarding the product or solution