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#34:  What do we have? Measurements

#34: What do we have? Measurements

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#33:  FTDI review: Half a design

#33: FTDI review: Half a design

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#32:  Embedded Components in your PCB’s

#32: Embedded Components in your PCB’s

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#31:  Logic Gate Fan-out

#31: Logic Gate Fan-out

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#30:  The Bandpass Filter

#30: The Bandpass Filter

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#29:  What’s your Alias?

#29: What’s your Alias?

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#28:  The humble LED

#28: The humble LED

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#26:  7-Segment Display LED and LCD

#26: 7-Segment Display LED and LCD

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#25:  4 Things you need to know about the design cycle

#25: 4 Things you need to know about the design cycle

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#24:  Serial Communications

#24: Serial Communications

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#23:  Shift Registers

#23: Shift Registers

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#22:  D Flip Flops

#22: D Flip Flops

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#21:  SR Flip Flops

#21: SR Flip Flops

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#20:  Time management – why is there never enough time?

#20: Time management – why is there never enough time?

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The Celtic Engineer Seasons Greetings

The Celtic Engineer Seasons Greetings

Rather than put out a newsletter this week, I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday and happy, healthy and a safe new year.  I look forward to interacting with you in 2017.

#19:  Switches – Hop, skip and a lot of bouncing

#19: Switches – Hop, skip and a lot of bouncing

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#18:  Altium Mechanical Layers; who’s on first?

#18: Altium Mechanical Layers; who’s on first?

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#17:  Active vs. Passive Filters

#17: Active vs. Passive Filters

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#16:  What’s your state? – Comparators

#16: What’s your state? – Comparators

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#15:  The Process – Solving persistent problems

#15: The Process – Solving persistent problems

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#14:  Level Translators, that’s ‘outa’ my range

#14: Level Translators, that’s ‘outa’ my range

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#13:  It all adds up – summing junctions

#13: It all adds up – summing junctions

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#12:  It’s all there in the Schematic

#12: It’s all there in the Schematic

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#10:  Simple Voltage Controlled Current

#10: Simple Voltage Controlled Current

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Endorsement Letter from Dr. Pantalos

Endorsement Letter from Dr. Pantalos

We are very pleased to be able to share with you an endorsement letter that we received today from Dr. George Pantalos. It is a pleasure to be able to work with and help excellent people who are broadening our knowledge and forging paths to exploration. Dr. Pantalos...

#9:  Dot, dot, dot; dash, dash, dash

#9: Dot, dot, dot; dash, dash, dash

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#8:  Is my resistor too HOT?

#8: Is my resistor too HOT?

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#7:  The I2C Bus

#7: The I2C Bus

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#6:  Business Relationships

#6: Business Relationships

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#5:  Linear Voltage Regulators

#5: Linear Voltage Regulators

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#4:  ESD

#4: ESD

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#3:  Decoupling Caps

#3: Decoupling Caps

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#2:  Filtering

#2: Filtering

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The Celtic Engineer Issue #1:  Op Amps

The Celtic Engineer Issue #1: Op Amps

Introduction This is the first issue of Celtic Engineering Solutions weekly newsletter called The Celtic Engineer.  We hope you enjoy it.  If you have any suggestions for topics, would like to give feedback or want your email added to the distribution list please send...

New Team Member

New Team Member

Celtic Engineering Solutions is happy to introduce Doug Jones as its newest team member. I have known Doug for many years and am delighted to have the opportunity to work with him again.  You will find a short biosketch of Doug under the Introduction tab of this...

Altium

Altium

I have used many software packages through the years to design schematics and to layout printed circuit boards. Some were better than others.  I am sure you all have stories of the worst tool you ever had the displeasure to use.  About three and a half years ago I was...

Stand on the Butterflies

Stand on the Butterflies

Have you ever noticed how adverse to change we can be?  We get in our routine, our rut and we don’t want to change.  We get up the same time each day, go to work, go home, eat, watch T.V., go to bed, only to do it all again tomorrow, the same way. We have programmed...

University of Utah Meet an Inventor Night

University of Utah Meet an Inventor Night

Thursday March 7 was the annual ‘Meet and Inventor Night’ at the University of Utah.  I was there as a volunteer for their tabling event.  Engineers, scientists, programmers and lawyers were available for the High School students who attended the event to talk to and...

Yoda on Engineering: There is no try!

Yoda on Engineering: There is no try!

Have you ever heard a co-worker, or an employee, say, “I’ll Try,” when given a new assignment? Maybe you have even said it yourself. It is really a defeatist attitude.  When I hear someone say they will try, what I see is someone who is unsure of their ability to...