The real world is analog in nature, so it behooves digital designers to at least have a grasp of what it takes to dip ones toes in the analog waters.
It's no secret that I'm a digital hardware designer by trade and inclination -- the wibbly-wobbly nature of analog electronics tends to discombobulate me when I try to wrap my brain around that domain.
On the other hand, the real world is analog in nature, so it behooves even the staunchest proponents of the digital realm to at least have a grasp of what it takes to dip ones toes in the analog waters.
Thus, I was pleasantly surprised when my chum Jay Dowling emailed me to let me know that he'd run across three eBooks available for free download from the Texas Instruments website.
These "Best of Baker's Best" offerings are compilations of analog applications engineer Bonnie Baker's articles on SAR analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), delta-sigma ADCs, and precision amplifiers from her popular "Baker's Best" monthly column on EDN.com.
Now, you can call me "old fashioned" if you will, but if someone is giving away free text books, then I feel it would be churlish of me to refuse (I feel much the same way about free food and alcohol). What say you?
— Max Maxfield, Editor of All Things Fun & Interesting