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Again with the LED!

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It’s an avalanche of diodes

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I’d like a half pound of varistor please

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PWM, Just another TLA

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Building bridges, not walls

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How many ways can you blink an LED?

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It is only Logical

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Seeing the unseen

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The Dreaded Power Point Presentation

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The Robot War has begun

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The Object of Power is Power

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Doveryai, no proveryai

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Love at 10,000µF

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Wireless Power Tranfer

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One Trick Pony

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CES2018

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I’m done, or not

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Left, Right or Center

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Maybe Later…

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My mind is a Blank!

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Are you well grounded?

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Don Quijote rides again!

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Is Your Transistor Sweating It?

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My Favorite MCU

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Business Values

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A Visit to Campbell Scientific

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Failure is NOT an Option

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Are you Certifiable?

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Audio Amplifiers

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Spi-Bi-Wire

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Tool Makers

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Is your impedance under control?

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To see into the Future

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Lost Electrons and Debugging Techniques

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Just because it’s a relay doesn’t mean it’s a race

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In the Shadow of Greatness

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Force per Unit Mass

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I think I – CAN Bus

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Sensors: Getting intimate with your environment

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Algorithms, not algo-rhythms

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To fuse or not to fuse?

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PID Controllers

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SPI BUS: Intrigue not Espionage

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Don’t throw away the baby with the bath water!

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Supercaps: capacitor or battery?

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Humidity, It’s all relative

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Who’s Clarence Melvin Zener?

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Batteries: How big is your bucket?

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The Midas Touch

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Are you Registered? Fiducials

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Going in Circles!!!

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Hardware in the Loop

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Fear is the mind killer

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What do we have? Measurements

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FTDI review: Half a design

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Embedded Components in your PCB’s

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Logic Gate Fan-out

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The Bandpass Filter

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What’s your Alias?

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The humble LED

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Who is your customer and the importance of documentation?!

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7-Segment Display LED and LCD

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4 Things you need to know about the design cycle.

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Serial Communications

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Shift Registers

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D Flip Flops

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SR Flip Flops

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Time management – why is there never enough time?

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The Celtic Engineer Seasons Greetings

Rather than put out a newsletter this week, I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday and happy, healthy and a safe new year.  I look forward to interacting with you in 2017.

Switches – Hop, skip and a lot of bouncing

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Altium Mechanical Layers; who’s on first?

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Active vs. Passive Filters

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What’s your state? – Comparators

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The Process – Solving persistent problems

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Level Translators, that’s ‘outa’ my range

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It all adds up – summing junctions

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It’s all there in the Schematic

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My circuit always works the first time, and other fairy tales.

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Voltage Controlled Current

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Endorsement Letter from Dr. Pantalos

We are very pleased to be able to share with you an endorsement letter that we received today from Dr. George Pantalos. It is a pleasure to be able to work with and help excellent people who are broadening our knowledge and forging paths to exploration. Dr. Pantalos...

Dot, dot, dot; dash, dash, dash

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Is my resistor too HOT?

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The I2C Bus

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Business Relationships

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Linear Voltage Regulators

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ESD

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Decoupling Caps

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Filters

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The Celtic Engineer Issue #1

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New Team Member

Celtic Engineering Solutions is happy to introduce Doug Jones as its newest team member. I have known Doug for many years and am delighted to have the opportunity to work with him again.  You will find a short biosketch of Doug under the Introduction tab of this...

Altium

I have used many software packages through the years to design schematics and to layout printed circuit boards. Some were better than others.  I am sure you all have stories of the worst tool you ever had the displeasure to use.  About three and a half years ago I was...

Stand on the Butterflies

Have you ever noticed how adverse to change we can be?  We get in our routine, our rut and we don’t want to change.  We get up the same time each day, go to work, go home, eat, watch T.V., go to bed, only to do it all again tomorrow, the same way. We have programmed...

University of Utah Meet an Inventor Night

Thursday March 7 was the annual ‘Meet and Inventor Night’ at the University of Utah.  I was there as a volunteer for their tabling event.  Engineers, scientists, programmers and lawyers were available for the High School students who attended the event to talk to and...

Yoda on Engineering: There is no try!

Have you ever heard a co-worker, or an employee, say, “I’ll Try,” when given a new assignment? Maybe you have even said it yourself. It is really a defeatist attitude.  When I hear someone say they will try, what I see is someone who is unsure of their ability to...