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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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  • 06.13.2017
  • A big part of Intel’s 5G strategy: Altera FPGAs and the mobile trial platform
  • @bbqtv----As with previous 3G and 4G roll-out, older phones/devices will be compatible, but the difference is that if you want the full capability of video streaming, high speed access and other neat features that 5G will bring, then you will need a 5G phone. See my recent article for one aspect of new 5G Smartphones http://www.edn.com/5G/4458537/Qorvo-helps-advance-5G-efforts-with-RF-filter-innovations-for-Smartphones and stay tuned to EDN 5G Design site for more smartphone innovations for 5G
  • 07.31.2013
  • Overvoltage transients: The silent killer
  • @WV1800es---You bring up an excellent point. Littelfuse has an excellent app note (http://www.littelfuse.com/~/media/electronics_technical/application_notes/gas_discharge_tubes/ec640.pdf) which has the ideal solution for AC power lines--- a two stage hybrid circuit consisting of a gas tube surge arrester as the primary protector and a Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV) as the secondary protector.
  • 12.01.2011
  • Build an op amp with three discrete transistors
  • Hi Tim Tum, Good op amp circuits are plentiful on Texas Instruments, Analog Devices/Linear Technology websites. To find a good op amp for your needs, you will have to be very specific in what you want to to do with it and in what application it will be, but good general op amp circuit examples can be easily found on the two sites I mention above.
  • 07.23.2012
  • A blank page for Yahoo
  • Good points Tom---I would settle for half of what she was paid :) I will give you a call offline to discuss my spacesuit---maybe your inputs might give me a good topic for my next article!
  • 07.23.2012
  • A blank page for Yahoo
  • Hi Tom, Good insights---I was never a fan of "Golden parachutes" Yahoo has been in a downward spiral----$23M is just not something Marissa Mayers has earned in my opinion
  • 05.11.2017
  • How smart is it to deploy smart meters on the smart grid?
  • @Thinking_J: Thank you for your excellent commentary. I merely posed the question, added valid Smart Meter links, and showed some innovative Smart Meter technologies. I was hoping for the audience to give me an answer---just as you did.
  • 03.25.2015
  • Slope Compensation in PCMC DC-DC Converters
  • @Raj Jay---It might have been a temporary glitch---I see all the figures---Please let me know if you still have problems. Maybe it is the browser you are using?
  • 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.