BenchTalk

- August 27, 2013

When not busy with EDN, I try to get up to interesting adventures in the lab. Join me for some hardcore hardware, a hint of firmware, and any other rambles and rants that may turn up.

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Sziklai transistors: What’s that?

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There are many ways to connect two transistors, not all useful. Here’s one useful way you may never have encountered before. Read More...

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Beware the TO-220

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Chinese PCB shop spam is a thing

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