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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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  • 04.18.2017
  • Border control: Courtesy of electronics designers
  • @sam321---I am really sorry that you missed the point of this article completely. And any reference to military/borderlines of countries was purely for reference to technology examples. Your comment sounds much more political than my article, but I will not delete you :)
  • 02.19.2017
  • It’s not a switch: A new way to actuate door locks
  • ST Micro tells me that they are still in development but they do have very functional parts and a full datasheet for those that are interested. I am inclined to take this article down from the site until the parts are introduced. I like the technical aspects of the article but I cannot allow my audience to be misled. In the five years I have been Editor for EDN, ST Micro has never had this happen---It's a lesson learned for me. I take full responsibility for this----I should have checked to see if the part was on their website like I usually do and provide a link to it. This is disappointing and I apologize to my readers.
  • 02.19.2017
  • It’s not a switch: A new way to actuate door locks
  • @padams---your are right---it was scheduled to go out on 2/23, but unfortunately there was some work done on the EDN publishing system between 2/19 and 2/23 and it must have reset the date. I wrote it on 2/19 and scheduled it to publish on 2/23, but I would never intentionally send out a notice until the creator of any component solution announced it first. My apologies to my audience and to ST Micro
  • 02.21.2017
  • Xilinx fires a 5G solution shot across the bow of RF and data converter companies
  • @acollins---thanks for that---I have corrected my grievous error. This, coming from a circuit designer (me) who, for most of my 44 years in the industry was an Analog purist and never used an FPGA. I have seen the error of my ways and am newly converted since my days with Texas Instruments, with a great respect towards FPGAs and all things digital (Although this article is all about analog)
  • 02.12.2017
  • Inverted mode switches
  • EDN ran an article back in 1969 http://www.edn.com/design/analog/4346835/Inverted-bipolar-transistor-doubles-as-a-signal-clamp The article did some analysis of the inverted design
  • 08.25.2016
  • Memories of 1956, the year of EDN’s first issue
  • Thanks for correcting those errors Neil, I am fixing them---we had some great times together at Burr-Brown and I learned so much more than I ever knew about Analog from you, especially from your famous instrumentation Amplifier Handbook Draft---It would have made a great book---that helped so many designers who did not fully understand these elusive beasts we knew as INAs