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, broadcasting, test equipment, semiconductors, publishing, and media relations, focusing on developing insights that link technology, business, and communications. Don is also a ham radio operator (NR7X), private pilot, and motorcycle rider, and he’s not half bad on the 5-string banjo.

Posts by Don Tuite

in Secondary Emissions 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
in Secondary Emissions 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
in Secondary Emissions 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
in Secondary Emissions 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
in Secondary Emissions 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
in Secondary Emissions 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
in Secondary Emissions Dec 02, 2013

The Best Kept Secret About Quantum Computing

"Have you been bluffing your way through conversations about quantum computing? I have."....More
in Secondary Emissions 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
in Secondary Emissions 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
in Secondary Emissions Aug 17, 2013

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop and LIM Trains

LIMs have been studied for ground transportation before....More
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jan 21, 2015
Commentary

How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics 4

In our generation of microcontroller-enhanced everything, it has been frustrating at best to see how often the capability of smart hardware has been foiled by the design of poorly purposed software....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 5

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More

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