@maxthemagnificent "So when we talk about "analog designers" here -- are we talking about people creating analog circuits like audio amplifiers (hence working at the board level with discrete parts) -- or people creating the PHY interfaces on ASICs/ASSPs/SoCs ... or the people creating MEMS components ... or."
I think you hit the nail on the head here, all analog engineers are not the same. But as @prateekvr asks below, what does an engineer need to know today to stay relevant?
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