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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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  • 08.21.2016
  • A unique energy improvement approach to solar-powered flight
  • @HankWalker---I still stand by my statement that a paradigm shift will take place as we go forward, just like it did with the Kitty Hawk. If you did the calculations of the Kitty Hawk's capability of flight with the engine it used, we could not have ever imagined cross country or cross continental flights at that time.
  • 08.21.2016
  • A unique energy improvement approach to solar-powered flight
  • @fiftyohm---you are not looking far enough into the future. This Solar Impulse flight only demonstrated a concept. In the future there will be paradigm shifts such as solar-powered aircraft that may use alternate booster power (kinetic energy, thermoelectric generators, solar-powered engines that we can't conceive right now, etc.) to get it into the upper atmosphere and then use solar power to take it around the world. Yes, there is a show-stopper today, but engineers have been quite resourceful in the past---they ultimately turned the Wright brothers' Kitty Hawk into 707s, 727s, 757s......
  • 08.15.2016
  • Monolithic JFETs are alive and well
  • @Dale Shpak----Linear integrated Systems will be giving me some good tech articles for EDN that will address many of the top applications for these devices.
  • 08.15.2016
  • Monolithic JFETs are alive and well
  • Hi everyone, Thanks to Peter_Moore I have posted a Flash Poll over on my Planet Analog site. Please go there and vote and we will see what you--our audience thinks of using discrete transistors in their designs. You can go to the website: http://www.planetanalog.com/ and register, then vote---just as we will in November's Presidential election :)
  • 08.15.2016
  • Monolithic JFETs are alive and well
  • @Scott.K a $0.10 IC will not make a big impact on a PC board, except of your volumes total 10,000 (that's $1,000 that could have been spent more wisely) or 100, 000 boards or more (losing $10,000+ over time), but that's not the point. If a designer is planning to use an IC effectively, they had better understand how the internal design works, especially when troubleshooting a circuit---which you know happens all the time. But understanding the basic knowledge of how those transistors work in an IC could be compared to the young cashier at WalMart trying to give you change from your purchase when there is a power outage. Both of these cases show lack of basic knowledge that you had better know in order to be a good engineer or cashier.