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Apr 13, 2014

How the World's Smallest UPS Was Designed

"Well, for the first question, the fundamental aim of this product was to integrate all of the necessary components to build a capacitor-based short-....More
Mar 21, 2014

PMBus, GaN, And More Dominate APEC 2014

He [Carl Blake] was particularly tickled because one of the speakers in the plenary sessions had pointed to the lack of such data as an indicator....More
Mar 06, 2014

Engineers Who Write? (For a Living)

". . . it occurred to me that, if being an engineer depended on solving differential equations, I was in the wrong place."....More
Feb 17, 2014

Of Beatles and English Cars

"I won’t say much about the Beatles, except that they saved rock and roll from three chords and the beat on 2 and 4."....More
Jan 30, 2014

Armstrong and Sarnoff, 101 Years Ago

"validation of the regenerative detector was a significant inflection point in the history of communication....More
Jan 21, 2014

Meditations on Security and the NSA

"My nephew was taking out the garbage when the Street-View truck was going by, and he flipped them the bird."....More
Jan 07, 2014

Keysight: The New Kid’s Got Some Living Up to Do

"Well, I have a funny name myself; I’m not going to rag them on it."....More
Dec 21, 2013

Expect Collaboration and Innovation In 2014

"The first looks at universities and entrepreneurial incubation programs. These collaborations provide facilities, professorial expertise, and grad-....More
Dec 02, 2013

The Best Kept Secret About Quantum Computing

"Have you been bluffing your way through conversations about quantum computing? I have."....More
Nov 24, 2013

Solar-Electric Company Runs on Steam

"On a sunny day, the stored steam contains enough energy that it can be taken down through all four stages of the compound steam engine."....More
Oct 07, 2013

Birdies on the Wing: Questions about Clock Dithering and the FAA

"What if 300 people on an airplane are all using multiple gadgets, each of which raises the noise floor by just a little bit?"....More
Aug 17, 2013

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop and LIM Trains

LIMs have been studied for ground transportation before....More
Jul 26, 2013

Information Theory Applied (Loosely) to Cell Phones, Ham Radio and General Aviation

"All of us have different capabilities for functioning in the presence of distractions. At one end of the spectrum is the classic being 'unable to....More
Jul 10, 2013

My Favorite Entrepreneurs: #1: Robert Chao (ALD)

"Bob has a lock on a particular kind of floating-gate MOSFET that can be tuned for a threshold of zero volts."....More
Jun 26, 2013

Silicon, Alfalfa, and Water (And T. J. Rodgers)

"In those days, at lunchtime, Cypress CEO T. J. Rodgers would don his trademark, red, white, and blue running shorts and take a couple-mile run....More
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Don Tuite covers Analog and Power issues for Electronic Design’s magazine and website. He has a BSEE and an M.S in Technical Communication, and has worked for companies in aerospace,...
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