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6/21/2012 04:44 PM EDT

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docdivakar
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docdivakar   7/3/2012 4:27:22 AM
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Analog will always be a complementary part to digital and this symbiotic relation is becoming more important now a days than any time before. With the advances in 3D IC stacked chips, analog will play even greater role. MP Divakar

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notarboca   6/29/2012 2:47:30 PM
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Analog will always, ALWAYS, exist. The human experience makes it so.

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damngoodengineer   6/28/2012 5:06:58 PM
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Funny, how some of us analog types were just discussing the demise of analog and the absense of anything new we can use for music/audio purposes. Do a search on the CA3280 and then tell me how analog is going strong. What is your answer to those of us that want that CA3280 back? Use a I2C ADC/DAC? naw.

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DadOf3TeenieBoppers   6/28/2012 1:35:19 PM
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The world is analog. It always has been, it always will be. 1's and 0's need to be converted into volts and amps.

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vmenon   6/27/2012 5:13:17 PM
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Thanks for the question. Texas Instruments developed the FRAM manufacturing technology. TI has introduced several products with embedded FRAM memory. TI also manufactures products on this manufacturing process for a customer through a foundry arrangement.

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UCCS1993   6/25/2012 10:15:53 PM
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Didn't Ramtron develop the FRAM memory and TI is a foundry? Seems like you are taking credit as the developer. "We recently developed a fast-write, low-power, non-volatile memory called ferroelectric random access memory to enable ultra-low power mixed signal microcontrollers that consume less than half the power of equivalent flash-based devices. "

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studleylee   6/25/2012 7:55:34 PM
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There are so many mediums and ways to paint. No method really 'dies':the end 'dictates' the means. So no, analog cannot die, it's implementation will evolve.

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nicolas.mokhoff   6/25/2012 1:40:18 PM
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The question becomes not whether analog is needed or inferior to digital, the question is can analog a digital engineers get along when they need to work together on system-on-chip designs. The two disciplines can learn much from each other and complement each other in the system architecture design flow.

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David Ashton   6/24/2012 9:45:31 AM
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As long as you need to get analog real world quantities into digital form, analog electronics will be needed. There has been more than one story in these columns of the perils of trying to get things done without any form of analog signal conditioning. Analog is not a competitor to digital, it's complimentary.

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Sanjib.A   6/24/2012 8:01:51 AM
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Electronics can't survive without Analog. But the manufacturers might continue to face challenges in keeping up with the newer process technologies and at the same time , maintaining the required qualities such as robustness/reliability, higher noise margin etc.

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