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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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  • 08.16.2012
  • Save Tesla’s lab!
  • Check out this IEEE Long Island website---It is from December 2011, but it's pretty interesting and it seems that the cleanup has been completed! http://www.ieee.li/pdf/viewgraphs/nikola_tesla.pdf
  • 08.12.2012
  • Geomagnetic observatory
  • Thanks Joe! I think you gave us another entire tutorial article in your 3 comments. I know our readers appreciate this.
  • 08.06.2012
  • Slideshow: After the Mars Rover---a mining colony in 2039
  • Well said DB---what we will need, in part, is the Biosphere II on "steroids"! If any of you are in NY on Long Island---make a trip to the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden city---see this exhibit---it's fun and tickles the imagination, but largely based on science. http://www.cradleofaviation.org/
  • 08.09.2012
  • The rover's energy
  • Good points Deloca Within the area in which Mars Science Laboratory has landed, temperatures can range from 86 degrees Fahrenheit to -197 degrees Fahrenheit! You are correct about inefficiencies above 2kW, but as the blog mentions, "It is a modular design which generates electrical power in small increments, just above 100 watts." Since this is only a blog, please go to this site for more details http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/
  • 08.06.2012
  • Slideshow: After the Mars Rover---a mining colony in 2039
  • Please let me make this clear that EDN is not commenting politically. President Obama is obviously cutting dollars to the space program in America---we all know that, but it does not mean he doesn't want America to succeed with the benefits of what Mars can bring to the world. I personally did not vote for him, but he is an American and our President. The choice of "bold" vision was perhaps not the most appropriate phrase I could have used and I would take that back if I could. But I don't believe for a second that he does not want the US to succeed in this effort, even if it is with the help of private enterprise. Let's focus on the rest of the article and strike that one sentence you have seemed to focus upon. By the way, in case you have not noticed, I am a huge fan of the space program (See my other articles on EDN) It's why I became an engineer
  • 07.23.2012
  • Advantages of terahertz radiation
  • This was done back in 2008, but I do not know of any later commercialization of this technique http://www.technologyreview.com/news/410178/a-tiny-terahertz-laser/
  • 07.21.2012
  • An improved chopper-stabilized op amp - part 1
  • You're absolutely right jwet, there are better choppers available today and I should have made it more clear as to the date of Jim's comments. The areas where designers will get tremendous help are the layout suggestions, test circuit examples, guarding guidance and applications. These are timeless points for designers. The choice of newer amplifiers is, of course, up to the design engineer and there are many great ones from which to choose as you suggest.
  • 07.17.2012
  • An EDN poll to find out your favorite analog simulation tool
  • After 108 votes in a week we have a tally: Analog Sim Tool # of Votes LTspice 59 NI MultiSim 11 ADI MultiSim 9 TINA TI 8 Spectrum MICROCAP 7 Cadence Pspice 3 SiMetrix 3 Other 8 Other included 1 vote each for: Intersil iSIMv4.0 Altium Any type of SPICE APLAC time domain (AWR) Cadence SPECTRE Synopsis hSPICE OrCADSPICE Cadence UltraSim Thanks for participating!