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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Joerg, Sep 25, 2007.

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  1. Terry Given

    Terry Given Guest

    Hell yeah wrt datsheets. Here in NZ in the 80's it was a real PITA.
    semiconductor reps charged a lot for databooks, unless you were a big
    customer. Intel was particularly bad. Back when I was a tech, it was
    prohibitously expensive to get databooks, around $50 each. Luckily I had
    a cousin who worked for Nat Semi, he sent me a big box of databooks (I
    still have the analog apps book).

    of course the internet does have a 6-month half life, but hard drive
    storage is essentially free.

    Cheers
    Terry
     
  2. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Until you hear that telltale high-pitched whine, followed by an awful
    screech.
     
  3. Terry Given

    Terry Given Guest

    I have several large USB hard drives for "backup". hopefully they wont
    all break simultaneously.

    Cheers
    Terry
     
  4. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    As long as they don't share a power rail and are protected from spikes
    that should be a good strategy. Still, one copy should go off-site.
     
  5. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    Try out Montana State and the University of Colorado.

    Cheers,

    Phil Hobbs
     
  6. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    Trying to be shrewd in saying that, I sound like the person you're looking
    for.

    Tim
     
  7. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

    Joerg wrote:
    [..snip...]
    Don't you work in the biomedical electronics industry? There are several
    universities with degree programs in this particular field. The
    curriculum for this concentration requires serious course work in
    several of the applied sciences, biophysics, and the supporting
    measurement technology, analog and mixed signal. Graduates of these
    programs are generally superior to the mass produced poorly educated
    riffraff of the unfocussed EE programs that lack context, mostly
    bit-heads; I wouldn't hire them to take out the garbage.
     
  8. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

    But does modern design practice use vacuum tube logic circuits still?
     
  9. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Ah, now it registered ;-)

    You've got mail.
     
  10. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Thanks, that's a start. I just fear that guys who've lived in places
    like that would not enjoy Bay Area life (I wouldn't). But definitely
    worth a try.
     
  11. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    We have a pretty good biomed program at UC Davis here in town. I've
    worked with biomed engineers and they sure are a smart bunch. However,
    most of them are not hardcore analog guys who can squeeze the last dB of
    NF out of a jelly-bean transistor.

    I came from the other direction, RF. Slipped into biomed by coincidence,
    it wasn't planned. My former room mate's mom went to market and back in
    those days they wrapped lettuce in newspaper. She unpacked it at home
    and there was an ad by Squibb Medical (seriously). I would have never
    seen it because it was in their local paper. Small ultrasound
    department, very independent from the big pharmaceutical organization.
    So I interviewed and started there because I like smaller companies.
     
  12. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    Ah, but don't you recall that thread Win started a while ago? Didn't his
    solution involve a tube? ;-)

    Tim
     
  13. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    The HV switch? I think he went the white-knuckle route using a FET
    stack. A ballast triode would probably have been the perfect fit.
    Problem is, they don't make'em no more :-(
     

  14. First run samples don't count! ;-)


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    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     

  15. Flatpack 914, and 923 marked 'NASA'.

    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     

  16. Does anyone else still have a microfiche Viewer/Printer?


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  17. Terry Given

    Terry Given Guest

    viewer. I have a stack of IEE comics on microfiche, and picked up a
    viewer for $5 a couple of years back :)

    Cheers Terry
     
  18. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Check how old the fiches are. Probably not very. But if they are really
    old make sure it's not the kind of film that can spontaneously combust.
    IIRC that burned down a large building somewhere in Russia where they
    had stored many spools of old movies.
     
  19. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    It's amazing what a W-2 form can do to motivate someone--ask me how I
    know, I've lived in NY for 20 years now.

    Cheers,

    Phil Hobbs
     
  20. If it's newer than about 1950 it should be okay.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
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