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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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  • 03.16.2016
  • Poachers beware: The drones are watching
  • @JohnCSr---I have to disagree----in corrupt local law enforcement workings, of course that needs to be addressed. I do agree that technology will be useless unless local authorities crack down on internal law enforcement corruption and even attempts to hack in to the drone transmissions. Authorities need to act quickly upon arresting poachers and punishing them
  • 03.22.2016
  • NASA JPL: Ion propulsion rocket engines and the electronics to power them
  • @fiftyohm---You are correct about the Skylab solar panel problems, but remember that the asteroid Re-direct mission will capture the asteroid near Earth and put it into orbit around the Moon, so 2.5 A.U. missions will be pretty far in the future and I am sure that by then we will have a significantly more efficient solar cell technology that will be as this a gossamer and as light as well. See my link in this article about the MIT solar cell development--- thinner than the hair on your head
  • 03.22.2016
  • NASA JPL: Ion propulsion rocket engines and the electronics to power them
  • @fiftyohm----In comparing apples-to-apples, Dawn Solar Panels at 10 kW if it were orbiting Earth is more than the 7kW of Skylab. You say Dawn at 2.5 A.U. which is 2.5 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun, produces 2 kW, so we would need to also see what Skylab panels would produce at that distance---I am sure it would be far less due to the relatively primitive solar panel technology at that time.
  • 03.05.2016
  • Google Little Box Challenge showcases GaN power element
  • @WV1800es---Thanks for the catch in my typing error----I think it is fixed now----Solar panel research is going to take baby steps until oil goes back up and creates a sense of urgency, I think---unfortunately
  • 03.02.2016
  • Lagrangian Dynamics and Advanced Differential Equations are not for everyone
  • @STEM-er, Good engineers (Like you and me) use the mathematics principles we learn in Engineering school in our every-day work, but unfortunately some engineers use only software programs religiously without ever understanding the mathematics behind them. Don't get me wrong, MatLab and such are great tools that we all use and need to help us get our designs out to market quicker and to ensure a robust design.
  • 03.06.2016
  • Fablab reveals the essence of the Millennial masses
  • @MWagner---I agree, it is a problem existing from well before I entered engineering in 1972, I am sure. A good manager will listen, nurture, mentor and guide a novice engineer or tech. Millennials need to take care not to cross the line of insubordination but to certainly be sure that their ideas are heard and acted upon and must be presented with a valid argument/reason if they are rejected. Respect on both sides is essential for management/employee relationships to work