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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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  • 05.18.2015
  • Train safety technology could have saved lives
  • @JOHN.Haller---these are certainly difficult problems and all good points. I am sure there will be other areas of the country that will be difficult to employ PTC. I just would like deployment as soon as possible along with tanker safety improvements in parallel. Sometimes this seems a great deal to ask of the railroads and government mandates----until the next accident.
  • 05.18.2015
  • Train safety technology could have saved lives
  • @mattdem---if what you mean by "sensationalism" is trying to make the design community aware of a technology available to save lives, but money and "red tape" stands in the way---then yes that's my goal. Technology can ultimately also solve a whole slew of other problems that you state, but people will be people and they may not want to take public transit for so many reasons and they may want to buy a cheaper car because they can't afford to pay more. But I guess you seem to know more than any of us. Run for Congress :)
  • 05.18.2015
  • Train safety technology could have saved lives
  • That's very true @mattdem, but my car is not likely to take out 8 lives and injure hundreds. We need to start with the areas that endanger the largest number of people. Of course it will be an uphill battle regarding finances, but we need to make Congress and the Federal agencies aware of our concerns---we are voters! As far as safety in automobiles ---your point is well taken, but humans driving cars is far more dangerous---texting, talking on the phone and everything else that distracts the human eye is a potential killer----autonomous vehicles can't come soon enough for me.
  • 05.18.2015
  • Train safety technology could have saved lives
  • All good points @bdcst, but I value every life and even one death or dismemberment is one too many for me when the technology is there to prevent this. You are correct in much of what you say---money is usually at the core of this.
  • 05.07.2015
  • Magnetron
  • @DavidLee74---In John's defense. this is a "blog" and is very limited in size due to the nature of a blog as EDN defines it. John Dunn deserves more respect than you have given him in his many years of accomplishments as an EE. He is merely trying to stir the engineer's imagination to look further at certain subjects
  • 04.08.2015
  • Aluminum capacitor slideshow: Handling heat issues
  • @Ray Clark and @Learning Curve---Sorry about the poor images on some slides and in PDF format. I have just received High res images from the supplier and will integrate these into the article by tomorrow. Right now, if you click on most images, they will open up a little larger in a separate window, but they are still not high res enough even in those cases. This will be rectified shortly