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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- 6 or less: Circuit designs using 6 components or less
- Hi David, It's certainly not for mass market or most other designs. I published this as a first in a series of examples from the book---it is merely a design using 6 components or less---nothing more/nothing less. I can show you some very high voltage designs on EDN and other publications as well that are far more deadly, and there are always warnings associated with these types of articles as there are in the article itself and my preface as an editor.
- Planet Analog next Ask the experts session: The Linear Regulator
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- Nuvation CEO examines the Autonomous Vehicle concept
- I agree with you AudioMaverick, but semi- or full-autonomous vehicles are inevitable--they will happen and it is a challenge to Detroit EE's who will cherish the opportunity
- Engineers who need to design analog and power circuitry, but are not analog and power engineers---Take heart!
- Hello eajoey----Just log onto Planet Analog http://www.planetanalog.com/ and you will see many new tutorials monthly. We just finished the "Transistor" and next will be the "Linear Regulator" on April 23
- Guarding chips against "electric floods"
- @druggles---Yes, some of the article gets down to very simple basics. You are assuming that all designers out there in the world are hardware engineers. There are many other designers, such as some new software engineers who have not had much exposure to ESD on the hardware end of things. Probably most S/W engineers will know this, but not necessarily all. We have a very wide and diverse audience, and yes even budding hobbyists, who may need this information. Many students also read EDN, some of them are even freshmen---should they already know this? Should I exclude them from our readership? The answer is no. As Analog Editor at EDN, my main goal is to provide good, in-depth technical articles. Having said that, I occasionally post a basic article as a tutorial for those who may need it. There are not as many good mentors out there as there might have been in your young engineering career, so now--more than ever, we will need some good basic tutorials without sacrificing the leading-edge tech articles with which EDN has always prided itself and which our readers expect
- Product How-to: The path to 100A at the point of load, and beyond
- Very good points Patrick. Only time will tell how well the PMBus+ is accepted, but we will be watching the industry as it evolves. It certainly is an exciting time and APEC should show some strong trends to come.
- Touchstone Semiconductor falls prey to hard times?
- If Silicon Labs acquired most of the talented design staff that Brett Fox put together, then this is a great deal