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- Holidays coming up!
- Chris is planning on making a reference design when things are slow
- Chris just bought a HP 8753D
- Neither Dave nor Chris has paid 4 digits for test gear recently
- Shahriar regularly buys and repairs high cost gear.
- Some VNA cal kits go for $1800
- Dave just got some transfer standard capacitors. They’re 60 years old and still cost $50-$100 each.
- Test gear anonymous thread on EEVblog forum
- Chris joined a mailing list about fixing up HP/Agilent/Keysight gear
- Mailing list australia
- Dave tracks forums just by leaving tabs open
- Discord/Slack/Discourse are all kind of a mess for tracking what’s going on.
- Teddy running the BranchEducation about how do PCBs work
- He’s got the knack
- 747 simulator videos
- STM32 tool install video
- Jason Kridner & Robert Nelson episode
- Writing firmware
- “I’m a thrasher”
- Konrad Beckmann’s advice on Twitter
- The new “AI” solution for getting PCBs designed…
- Dave is doing (actually already posted) a textbook review
- The X Chapters of Art of Electronics – Expanded chapters
- “The whole blinkin lot”
- Floyd, Malveno, Smith
- Dave is a “Floyd man”
- Former guest Jeremy Blum just released the second edition of Exploring Arduino
- Favorite episodes
deepPCB is trying to sell an AI product with a promotion video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zonBeIe2TVE) which is actually a board that has been designed/routed by hand with a great deal of effort and they don’t even acknowledge or mention the authors.
deepPCB is simply a big fraud!
Nabil Chouba says
This is Nabil, the Hardware team lead at InstaDeep. The promotional video is just that, a 3D illustration of a routed board. We’re not claiming we routed it, it’s just there for illustration purposes. The board has a Modified BSD license on it, which means we can use it, but we are contacting Proyecto-CIAA in any case. Importantly, our service is live, it’s free and designed to help the open-source community. We are a young startup and have worked on DeepPCB for more than a year, it’s a genuine innovation and we recommend you use it to have an informed opinion.
The best two textbook that do have the necessary math used for analysis and design (from my 20 years of learning and teaching) are:
1. Engineering Circuit Analysis, by Kemmerly and Hayt. It is where I learned about evaluating infinite resistor ladders and where some exercises end up with a mesh that is a cartoon character or a 0 divided by 0 and crazy fun things like that.
2. Schilling’s Electronic Circuit analysis, easiest to understand the math for, for example, the difference amplifier and current sources.
3. (Advanced, graduate)Van Valkenburg’s both books, Analog Filter Design, and Circuit Synthesis
First comment I do in my live on the Internet after more than 20 years on the field (I am frustated software developer, but thats another story) However, the stuff you do guys is amazing and I love study about electronics and books so I would like to share my hummble experience for first time on my live.
1) The opinion:
The books about you were speaking are all covering more or less the same subject, and in my opinion they are focused on analog integrated circuit design, of course some things learnt on those can be applied to discrete circuits. I am not saying this is bad at all, I just pointing the area covered and I am indeed in love with Sedra’s as I have a lot fun with the Maths.
2) The suggestion:
There are a lot of books on the market, but one book that cover similar areas as the aforemencioned one´s is the Anant Agarwal, “Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits.” Starts more with KCL and KVL and passive components to end up working with CMOS. Definitely goes toward the analog theory for building digital ICs. You can follow this book with MIT open course 6002, with video lectures of the author of the book, and they are very funny!
I think other books that cover more basic stuff are the Richard Dorf’s, but still is very academic oriented with a strong mathematical support so again, no the cup of tee for everyone.
3) My request:
As you can see I have no problem to find university text books. However, I would like to ask to who could be reading this if you know about any book that covers a bit of analog discrete circuits and building blocks: linear power/switching regulators, current regulators, protection circuits, impedance matching circuits and other basic stuff that you need for printed circuit design that I do not mention because I do not know about their existence! And of course if it would be supported by tons of Maths I will love it!
Apologies for my poor English, it is not even Australian 🙂
Sean Thompson says
Greetings y’all. I listened to this episode, during my walk this morning, and would like to tell you my favorite episode as you discussed. Although I’ve learned very much from your other episodes, Louis Rossmann (311) was the igniting factor that got me off my butt and back into an electronics class at my local community college. I really appreciate his information on SMD repairs and procedures. It doesn’t seem to be so out of reach now, for me, with the availability and price of test and repair equipment.
Keep up the great work guys. And thanks!