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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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  • 08.10.2017
  • NASA’s launch complex 39B: Paving our path to Mars
  • I think it's great to have a contest that will stimulate the imagination and creative juices of people who look towards a Mars colony some day in the future. Right now we are a pretty long way off from that, but the creativity that comes out of such an effort will be a nice near-term benefit to people on Earth.
  • 07.23.2017
  • Tracking and Data Relay Satellite launch delay
  • Here is the latest on the reschedule fro NASA: NASA has provided Boeing concurrence to remove and replace the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite’s (TDRS-M) Omni S-band forward antenna. Pending Eastern Range approval, NASA, Boeing, and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are now targeting Aug. 20 for launch. A 40-minute launch window would open at 7:56 a.m. EDT. This new date allows for time to replace the antenna, which was damaged earlier this month while Boeing was conducting final spacecraft closeout activities at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida. TDRS-M will launch atop an ULA Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
  • 07.15.2017
  • The art of powering wearable electronics
  • @denis.lachapelle---Absolutely Dennis----thanks for that important addition to this concept of wearables and power----nowadays software is ingrained in all we do, even as analog and power engineers
  • 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