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perl_geek
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perl_geek   11/28/2014 1:15:22 PM
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Wouldn't it be better to use emotionally stable components?

 

mhrackin
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Re: Psychology
mhrackin   11/28/2014 6:44:50 PM
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@perl_geek: "...emotionally stable components"

Unfortunately, those don't exisit in the real world that manufacturable designs have to deal with! If they did, all simulations would be perfect, and our jobs wouldn't require nearly as much knowledge and experience, and so would probably pay a lot less.

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perl_geek   11/28/2014 7:50:30 PM
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So you just have to tolerate their mood swings?

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elucches   11/28/2014 9:16:44 PM
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Thank you very much Mark. It was a good memory exercise (and now I know my memory isn't that bad!), and it made me read about silicon carbide. It also brought to memory a nice circuit a colleague designed for the company I was working at some years ago, that used 3 BJT's to satisfy the power constraints.

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Re: Psychology
mhrackin   11/28/2014 9:18:06 PM
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That is the essence of analog circuit design... you learn to work around them!  It's sort of the same way you get after many years of marriage...  My late father used to call this "accepting the suchness of the world" a concept he learned from Eastern philosophies.  In modern slang, "it is what it is and you won't ever change it so stop trying"."

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