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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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  • 09.19.2017
  • How to send full-duplex data over a single twisted-pair CAT-5 cable
  • @rayflores----I absolutely love my EDN readers! You guys and gals read every detail!!! Our authors put a great deal of time into these articles and sometimes we all slip up regarding a word or punctuation mark, but you are all keeping us 'honest' and making this publication the great source of valid, technical knowledge it has been since 1956 for engineers everywhere. Thanks to all of you. (I have corrected the error)
  • 09.11.2017
  • Formula E: The electric vehicle moves to the racing circuit
  • Wow--that's pretty fast speeds for an 80s EV. That example of a pit crew trying to top previous best speed in replacing batteries is a good example of the new types of challenges car mechanical and electronics designers, pit crews, and drivers we will see in Formula E racing. It a whole new world of different challenges and areas of expertise
  • 09.11.2017
  • Formula E: The electric vehicle moves to the racing circuit
  • @anon9303122--you bring out some good questions. There is still a Formula 1 event, so avid, conventional race fans can still go to that event. Ultimately, don't you think that commercial automobiles are going towards the EV? Admittedly, it will be some time before that happens, but it will happen. Plus, this event brings its own unique challenges to the sport. Each team still needs to find a way, within the rules, that they can have an edge over the other competing cars. Drivers, still need to have unique racing skills and reflexes coupled with a few added challenges in Formula E racing. Formula E racing is not doing this to make the sport 'Green', but instead to make the world aware of how EVs are evolving (Year after year we will see more EV features like higher speeds, longer lasting and safer batteries, better electric motors, etc.) See this link to FIA to see why this race was created and how it is so different and exciting to race fans (eg. more social media-focused than Formula 1) http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/championship/overview/
  • 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.