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"What’s All This Analog Stuff, Anyhow?" --The first Pease Porridge column #ElectronicDesign

First published September 13, 1990, this is the first of a series of columns about analog and “linear” circuits written by Bob Pease, Staff Scientist at National Semiconductor Corp., Santa Clara Calif. We think our readers will get a lot out of Bob’s seemingly off-the-wall, yet insightful views of the engineering world. Why? Why am I going to all the trouble of writing about “linear” and analog circuits? Everybody knows that linear circuits are dead. Nobody’s buying or designing in linear circuits; they are all being replaced by digital signal processors. Analog computers have been dead for years. Why bother? Well, these days, even though there are tends to perform a lot of functions with digital computations, people are finding that there are still a huge number of things that cannot be done properly without analog circuits. It’s true that some of the trendy new radios cl...

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