How does TI engineer change in data converter design? Let TIer Manar explain
Manar believes there's one simple key to maintaining technology's inexorable advance: Hire people who really love what they're doing. As he obviously does. Currently immersed in developing a new generation of analog-to-digital converters that should be integral components in cloud computing, he's also interested in creating extremely low power data converters and automated analog design tools. Analog design automation isn't even part of his official portfolio of projects, but he finds time here and there to work on it because a) it could lead to serious competitive advantages and b) he thinks the idea itself is really cool. There's regularly downtime in the design cycle, of course, and that's a great opportunity to explore ideas that could have a big payoff. He's made a point of budgeting that time, in fact, ever since grad school. Lately he's also been struck by a 1986 le...