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==ENGR 356 (Engineering Electronics I Class)==
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* [https://wiki.analog.com/university/courses/electronics/text/electronics-toc Analog Devices Electronics Text]
 
* [[What is Important, Voltage, Current or Power?]]
 
* [[What is Important, Voltage, Current or Power?]]
 
* [http://fweb.wallawalla.edu/~frohro/ClassHandouts/Electronics/Exam%201%20356%20Review%20Sheet%202018.pdf Exam I ENGR 356 Tips]
 
* [http://fweb.wallawalla.edu/~frohro/ClassHandouts/Electronics/Exam%201%20356%20Review%20Sheet%202018.pdf Exam I ENGR 356 Tips]
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*[http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/RES/RES.6-010/MITRES_6-010S13_comchaptrs.pdf Operational Amplifiers, Theory and Practice, by James Roberage]
 
*[http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/RES/RES.6-010/MITRES_6-010S13_comchaptrs.pdf Operational Amplifiers, Theory and Practice, by James Roberage]
 
*[http://www-g.eng.cam.ac.uk/mmg/teaching/linearcircuits/ Semiconductor Animations]
 
*[http://www-g.eng.cam.ac.uk/mmg/teaching/linearcircuits/ Semiconductor Animations]
[http://users.ece.gatech.edu/mleach/ece3050/sp00/ce-ccamp.pdf Common Emitter/Common Collector Amplifier Example]
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*[http://users.ece.gatech.edu/mleach/ece3050/sp00/ce-ccamp.pdf Common Emitter/Common Collector Amplifier Example]
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===LTSpice===
 
[http://ltspice.linear.com/software/LTspiceGettingStartedGuide.pdf LTSpice Getting Started Guide]
 
[http://ltspice.linear.com/software/LTspiceGettingStartedGuide.pdf LTSpice Getting Started Guide]
 
LTSpice is a good simulator and runs on Windows, Linux (under wine), and OS X.
 
LTSpice is a good simulator and runs on Windows, Linux (under wine), and OS X.
 
*[https://csserver.evansville.edu/~richardson/courses/Tutorials/audio/AudioProcessing.pdf How to connect LTSpice and Gnu Octave for Analysis]
 
*[https://csserver.evansville.edu/~richardson/courses/Tutorials/audio/AudioProcessing.pdf How to connect LTSpice and Gnu Octave for Analysis]
   
[[Qucs Simulations]]
 
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==ENGR 357 (Engineering Electronics II Class)==
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===[[Qucs Simulations]]===
 
*[http://www.ntia.doc.gov/osmhome/allochrt.pdf United States Frequency Allocations]
 
*[http://www.ntia.doc.gov/osmhome/allochrt.pdf United States Frequency Allocations]
*[http://www.wallawalla.edu/academics/departments/engineering/students/classes/engr357/pcbtut/index.htm Mentor Graphics PCB Design]
 
 
*[http://www.edn.com/design/analog/4402049/Temperature-and-voltage-variation-of-ceramic-capacitors--or-why-your-4-7--F-capacitor-becomes-a-0-33--F-capacitor?cid=EDNToday Ceramic Capacitors Change Value with Applied Voltage and Temperature (especially small surface mount ones)]
 
*[http://www.edn.com/design/analog/4402049/Temperature-and-voltage-variation-of-ceramic-capacitors--or-why-your-4-7--F-capacitor-becomes-a-0-33--F-capacitor?cid=EDNToday Ceramic Capacitors Change Value with Applied Voltage and Temperature (especially small surface mount ones)]
*[http://www.dspguru.com/sites/dspguru//files/QuadSignals.pdf Quadrature Signals Explained]
 
 
*[http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/Faculty/rodwell/Classes/ece218b/ECE218b.htm#_Toc345504902 Steve Long's and Mark Rodwell's Communications Electronics Course.] See especially Steve Long's Notes at the end of the page. They are good.
 
*[http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/Faculty/rodwell/Classes/ece218b/ECE218b.htm#_Toc345504902 Steve Long's and Mark Rodwell's Communications Electronics Course.] See especially Steve Long's Notes at the end of the page. They are good.
**[http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/Faculty/rodwell/Classes/ece218b/notes/Resonators.pdf Resonators and Q]
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**[http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/Faculty/rodwell/Classes/ece218b/notes/Resonators.pdf Resonators and Q] This is just one of numerous interesting sets of notes from Steve Long's Notes above.
 
* [http://edn.com/design/analog/4430367/Bandpass-filter--adjustable-Q--constant-maximum-gain-with-two-op-amps-?_mc=NL_EDN_EDT_EDN_today_20140528&cid=NL_EDN_EDT_EDN_today_20140528&elq=bb2b3d0f43ee4bd281ba30eaf0bdea16&elqCampaignId=17264 Twin T Bandpass Filter with Adjustable Q]
 
* [http://edn.com/design/analog/4430367/Bandpass-filter--adjustable-Q--constant-maximum-gain-with-two-op-amps-?_mc=NL_EDN_EDT_EDN_today_20140528&cid=NL_EDN_EDT_EDN_today_20140528&elq=bb2b3d0f43ee4bd281ba30eaf0bdea16&elqCampaignId=17264 Twin T Bandpass Filter with Adjustable Q]
* Software Defined Radio Links
 
**[http://people.wallawalla.edu/~Rob.Frohne/R2_DSP/9804x040.pdf R2 DSP (an early software defined radio using a dedicated DSP)]
 
**[http://www.nonstopsystems.com/radio/frank_radio_sdr.htm Softrock and Theory]
 
**[http://www.wb5rvz.com/sdr/ Softrock Build Instructions and Notes]
 
**[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/ Softrock Yahoo Interest Group]
 
**[http://www.sm5bsz.com/linuxdsp/hware/softrock/softrock.htm This is a very interesting article on optimizing the performance of the Softrock radio. It is good design review of the Softrock receiver.]
 
**[http://www.qrpkits.com/files/SchematicsFFSDRv1-1large.JPG Firefly SDR] uses Dan Tayloe's mixer.
 
**[http://www.flex-radio.com/News.aspx?topic=publications This collection of Software Defined Radio publications is fantastic.]
 
**[http://www.sdradio.eu/sdradio/ SDRadio]
 
**[http://ra3wdk.qrz.ru/SDR.htm RA3WDK SDR Receiver (uses diode mixers)]
 
**[http://openhpsdr.org/ Open High Performance Software Defined Radio]
 
**[http://www.norcalqrp.org/files/Tayloe_mixer_x3a.pdf Tayloe Mixer]
 
***[[Octave Simulation of a Tayloe Sampling Mixer]]
 
**[http://www.m-audio.com/images/global/manuals/Delta44_Manual.pdf M-Audio Delta 44 Sound Card Manual] This manual has useful specifications for determining the gain necessary for your software designed radio project.
 
**[http://focus.ti.com/lit/an/sloa093/sloa093.pdf Filter Design in 30 seconds]
 
**[http://www.raltron.com/cust/tools/band_pass_filters.asp Bandpass Filter Calculator]
 
**[http://qucs.sourceforge.net/ Quite Universal Circuit Simulator] Useful for designing and simulating circuits. Can synthesize filter circuits.
 
**[http://www.cliftonlaboratories.com/si570_kit_from_k5bcq.htm#What_is_an_Si570_and_why_do_I_want_one What is an Si570 and why do I want one?]
 
**[https://www.silabs.com/documents/public/data-sheets/Si5351-B.pdf The Si5351 is a good cheap programmable oscillator] with either three or eight outputs. It has pretty good phase noise.
 
***[https://github.com/etherkit/Si5351Arduino It is used by ham radio enthusiasts with Arduino] controllors.
 
**[http://files.radioscanner.ru/files/download/file5912/u070262.pdf First steps in Software Defined Radio (SDR)]
 
**[http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/Faculty/rodwell/Classes/ece218b/notes/Mixer1.pdf Mixer theory]
 
**[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fclass.ece.iastate.edu%2Fdjchen%2Fee507%2FMixer%2520Design.ppt A very nice 115 slide powerpoint presentation] on mixers from Iowa State University. It discusses metrics of mixers, and has a very nice discussion of the different types, advantages and disadvantages of each.
 
**[http://www.qsl.net/va3iul/RF%20Mixers/RF_Mixers.pdf Theory and Comparison of Various RF Mixers]
 
**[http://yu1lm.qrpradio.com/dc%20rx%20yu1lm.htm Serbian SDR and other radios]
 
**[http://www.qrz.lt/ly1gp/SDR/ TinySDR and others]
 
**[http://www.elektor.com/uploads/2011/8/50-00027.pdf Elektor SDR]
 
**[http://whiteboard.ping.se/SDR/IQ A nice pictorial description of I/Q data]
 
**[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuuKF1RFvBM Jim William's very helpful video] of mixers and especially I/Q ones using the Tayloe method
 
   
*SDR Using Realtek RTL2832U
 
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===Software Defined Radio Links===
**[http://www.george-smart.co.uk/wiki/FunCube_Upconverter FunCube Upconverter]
 
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These are also useful for the vector network analyzer project.
**[http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr The Wiki on this SDR.]
 
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*[http://people.wallawalla.edu/~Rob.Frohne/R2_DSP/9804x040.pdf R2 DSP (an early software defined radio using a dedicated DSP)]
**[http://www.ct1ffu.com/site/hf-converter.pdf An HF Converter for this SDR]
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*[http://www.dspguru.com/sites/dspguru//files/QuadSignals.pdf Quadrature Signals Explained]
**[http://www.reddit.com/r/RTLSDR/comments/s6ddo/rtlsdr_compatibility_list_v2_work_in_progress/ List of compatible tuners]
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*[http://www.nonstopsystems.com/radio/frank_radio_sdr.htm Softrock and Theory]
**[http://pinouts.ru/Slots/USB_pinout.shtml USB Pinouts and Other Details]
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*[http://www.wb5rvz.com/sdr/ Softrock Build Instructions and Notes]
*Phase Locked Loops
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/ Softrock Yahoo Interest Group]
**[http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/~long/ece594a/PLL_intro_594a_s05.pdf Phase Locked Loop Circuits, S. Long, UCSB]
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*[http://www.sm5bsz.com/linuxdsp/hware/softrock/softrock.htm This is a very interesting article on optimizing the performance of the Softrock radio. It is good design review of the Softrock receiver.]
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*[http://www.flex-radio.com/News.aspx?topic=publications This collection of Software Defined Radio publications is fantastic.]
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*[http://www.sdradio.eu/sdradio/ SDRadio]
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*[http://www.m-audio.com/images/global/manuals/Delta44_Manual.pdf M-Audio Delta 44 Sound Card Manual] This manual has useful specifications for determining the gain necessary for your software designed radio project.
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*[http://focus.ti.com/lit/an/sloa093/sloa093.pdf Filter Design in 30 seconds]
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*[http://www.raltron.com/cust/tools/band_pass_filters.asp Bandpass Filter Calculator]
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*[http://qucs.sourceforge.net/ Quite Universal Circuit Simulator] Useful for designing and simulating circuits. Can synthesize filter circuits.
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*[http://www.cliftonlaboratories.com/si570_kit_from_k5bcq.htm#What_is_an_Si570_and_why_do_I_want_one What is an Si570 and why do I want one?]
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*[https://www.silabs.com/documents/public/data-sheets/Si5351-B.pdf The Si5351 is a good cheap programmable oscillator] with either three or eight outputs. It has pretty good phase noise.
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**[https://github.com/etherkit/Si5351Arduino It is used by ham radio enthusiasts with Arduino] controllors.
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*[http://files.radioscanner.ru/files/download/file5912/u070262.pdf First steps in Software Defined Radio (SDR)]
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*[http://yu1lm.qrpradio.com/dc%20rx%20yu1lm.htm Serbian SDR and other radios]
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*[http://www.qrz.lt/ly1gp/SDR/ TinySDR and others]
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*[http://www.elektor.com/uploads/2011/8/50-00027.pdf Elektor SDR]
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*[http://whiteboard.ping.se/SDR/IQ A nice pictorial description of I/Q data]
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*[https://www.dsprelated.com/showarticle/192.php Quadrature Signals: Complex, but not Complicated]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=677&v=h_7d-m1ehoY&feature=emb_logo A video explaining the I and Q components of a signal]
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*[http://openhpsdr.org/ Open High Performance Software Defined Radio]
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*[http://www.qrpkits.com/files/SchematicsFFSDRv1-1large.JPG Firefly SDR] uses Dan Tayloe's mixer.
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====Mixers====
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuuKF1RFvBM Jim William's very helpful video] of mixers and especially I/Q ones using the Tayloe method
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuuKF1RFvBM A nice video about mixers in general and the Tayloe image reject mixer]
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*[http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/Faculty/rodwell/Classes/ece218b/notes/Mixer1.pdf Mixer theory]
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*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fclass.ece.iastate.edu%2Fdjchen%2Fee507%2FMixer%2520Design.ppt A very nice 115 slide powerpoint presentation] on mixers from Iowa State University. It discusses metrics of mixers, and has a very nice discussion of the different types, advantages and disadvantages of each.
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*[http://www.qsl.net/va3iul/RF%20Mixers/RF_Mixers.pdf Theory and Comparison of Various RF Mixers]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHFZUqUM8DY Image Reject Mixer video]
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*[http://ra3wdk.qrz.ru/SDR.htm RA3WDK SDR Receiver (uses diode mixers)]
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*[http://www.norcalqrp.org/files/Tayloe_mixer_x3a.pdf Tayloe Mixer]
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*[[Octave Simulation of a Tayloe Sampling Mixer]]
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*[https://ris.utwente.nl/ws/portalfiles/portal/6541815/Soer._IEEE_Transactions_on_Circuits_and_Syst_2010.pdf Mathematical Theory or Switching Mixers from University of Twente]
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*[https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315896814_Noise_Analysis_of_Downconversion_Sampling_Mixer Sampling Mixer Noise Analysis]
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*[http://www.waves.utoronto.ca/prof/svhum/ece422/labs/sdr/qsd.html Analysis of Softrock Mixer]
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*[https://ris.utwente.nl/ws/portalfiles/portal/6038108/thesis_Z_Ru.pdf Thesis on Mixers for SDR]
   
*Wideband Transformers
 
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====Analog Devices Resources====
**[http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/basics/wide-band-rf-transformers.htm Wideband Transformers]
 
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*[https://wiki.analog.com/university/courses/tutorials/index Analog University]
**[http://www.semelab.com/rf/documents/Push-Pull%20Circuits%20and%20Wideband%20Transformers.pdf More Wideband Transformers]
 
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**[https://www.analog.com/en/education/education-library/data-conversion-handbook.html Analog Devices Data Conversion Handbook]
**[http://home.earthlink.net/~christrask/TraskTLTTutorial.pdf Transmission Line Transformers Tutorial by Chris Trask
 
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**[https://www.analog.com/en/education/education-library/mixed_signal_dsp_design_book.html Analog Devices Mixed Signal and DSP Handbook]
**[http://www.naturgrise.dk/oz9wi/artikler/HFE0204_Sevick.pdf Transmission Line Transformers, by Jerry Sevick (who wrote the book)]
 
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**[https://www.analog.com/en/education/education-library/op-amp-applications-handbook.html Analog Devices Op Amp Applications Handbook]
**[http://www.radio-kits.co.uk/radio-related/Linear_PA/ECO6907.pdf Design of HF Wideband Power Transformers]
 
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**[https://www.analog.com/en/education/education-library/dh-designers-guide-to-instrumentation-amps.html Analog Devices Instrumentation Amplifier Guide]
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**[https://www.analog.com/en/education/education-library/linear-circuit-design-handbook.html Analog Devices Linear Circuit Design Handbook]
   
*Choosing a Core for a Transformer or Inductor
 
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====SDR Using Realtek RTL2832U====
**[http://ieeeb.okstate.edu/lecturenotes/EET-4654%20Microwaves/Lecture%2017%20The%20Toroidal%20Inductor.pdf Toroidal Cores]
 
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*[http://www.george-smart.co.uk/wiki/FunCube_Upconverter FunCube Upconverter]
**[http://www.micrometals.com/catalog_index.html Micrometals Catalog]
 
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*[http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr The Wiki on this SDR.]
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*[http://www.ct1ffu.com/site/hf-converter.pdf An HF Converter for this SDR]
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*[http://www.reddit.com/r/RTLSDR/comments/s6ddo/rtlsdr_compatibility_list_v2_work_in_progress/ List of compatible tuners]
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*[http://pinouts.ru/Slots/USB_pinout.shtml USB Pinouts and Other Details]
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====Noise Analysis====
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh5XmFXlljI How to use LTspice to predict the how noisey your circuit is....]
   
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmission_lines Transmission Lines]
 
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====Phase Locked Loops====
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*[http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/~long/ece594a/PLL_intro_594a_s05.pdf Phase Locked Loop Circuits, S. Long, UCSB]
 
*[http://cp.literature.agilent.com/litweb/pdf/5989-9103EN.pdf Gilbert Cell Mixers]
 
*[http://cp.literature.agilent.com/litweb/pdf/5989-9103EN.pdf Gilbert Cell Mixers]
 
*[http://www.pericom.com/pdf/applications/AN047.pdf LVDS to PECL Interface]
 
*[http://www.pericom.com/pdf/applications/AN047.pdf LVDS to PECL Interface]
 
*[http://www.fairchildsemi.com/an/AN/AN-780.pdf Positive Supply for ECL logic]
 
*[http://www.fairchildsemi.com/an/AN/AN-780.pdf Positive Supply for ECL logic]
 
*[http://www.wenzel.com/documents/finesse.html Voltage regulators put out noise that can make for poor SDR receiver performance. Here is a clever solution. It also works for instrumentation amplifiers and other noise sensitive circuits.]
 
*[http://www.wenzel.com/documents/finesse.html Voltage regulators put out noise that can make for poor SDR receiver performance. Here is a clever solution. It also works for instrumentation amplifiers and other noise sensitive circuits.]
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*[http://fcc.gov/omd/history/radio/ Radio Development]
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*[http://transition.fcc.gov/pshs/techtopics/techtopics4.html Introduction to Software Defined Radio]
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*[http://www.wb6dhw.com/Si570/Si570.html Si570 Libraries]
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*[http://people.wallawalla.edu/~rob.frohne/USB_I2C/USB_I2C.zip The USB to Si570 interface design files]
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*[http://people.wallawalla.edu/~rob.frohne/USB_I2C/USB_I2C_schematic.svg Schematic]
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====Wideband Transformers====
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*[http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/basics/wide-band-rf-transformers.htm Wideband Transformers]
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*[http://www.semelab.com/rf/documents/Push-Pull%20Circuits%20and%20Wideband%20Transformers.pdf More Wideband Transformers]
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*[http://home.earthlink.net/~christrask/TraskTLTTutorial.pdf Transmission Line Transformers Tutorial by Chris Trask]
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*[http://www.naturgrise.dk/oz9wi/artikler/HFE0204_Sevick.pdf Transmission Line Transformers, by Jerry Sevick (who wrote the book)]
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*[http://www.radio-kits.co.uk/radio-related/Linear_PA/ECO6907.pdf Design of HF Wideband Power Transformers]
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====Transformer Design====
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*[http://cds.linear.com/docs/en/application-note/an39f.pdf Dealing with parasitic capacitance in step-up transformer design]
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*[http://ieeeb.okstate.edu/lecturenotes/EET-4654%20Microwaves/Lecture%2017%20The%20Toroidal%20Inductor.pdf Toroidal Cores]
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*[http://www.micrometals.com/catalog_index.html Micrometals Catalog]
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====Capacitors====
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*[http://www.digikey.com/Web%20Export/Supplier%20Content/Murata_490/PDF/Murata_TA_Replacement_Catalog_C-24-C.pdf?redirected=1 Murata's comparison of monolithic ceramic capacitors as compared to Tantalum capacitors.] Note that monolithic ceramic capacitors values decrease if you put larger DC voltages across them though. The effective series resistance and temperature behavior are much better though.
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*[http://beamdream.solarbotics.net/Tutorials/CapGuide.htm The markings] on capacitors are often based on pF. There will be three digits, like 104 for 0.1uF. The first two digits are the digits of the value, and the next number is the number of zeros to add after that to denote the capacitance in pF. Thus 104 in 10 * 1e4 pF.
   
* Capacitors
 
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===Transmission Lines===
**[http://www.digikey.com/Web%20Export/Supplier%20Content/Murata_490/PDF/Murata_TA_Replacement_Catalog_C-24-C.pdf?redirected=1 Murata's comparison of monolithic ceramic capacitors as compared to Tantalum capacitors.] Note that monolithic ceramic capacitors values decrease if you put larger DC voltages across them though. The effective series resistance and temperature behavior are much better though.
 
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*Links on the [[Electromagnetic Fields/Electricity and Magnetism]] class page are useful.
**[http://beamdream.solarbotics.net/Tutorials/CapGuide.htm The markings] on capacitors are often based on pF. There will be three digits, like 104 for 0.1uF. The first two digits are the digits of the value, and the next number is the number of zeros to add after that to denote the capacitance in pF. Thus 104 in 10 * 1e4 pF.
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmission_lines Transmission Lines]
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*[http://www.ece.rutgers.edu/~orfanidi/ewa An entire book about electromagnetic waves and antennas is here.]
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=====Smith Chart=====
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*[http://www.fourier-series.com/rf-concepts/smithchart.html Interactive tutorials on how SMITH charts work]
   
* Good links that explain how Radio originated
 
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===Vector Network Analyzer Links===
**[http://fcc.gov/omd/history/radio/ Radio Development]
 
**[http://transition.fcc.gov/pshs/techtopics/techtopics4.html Introduction to Software Defined Radio]
 
 
*Kicad
 
**[http://www.wb6dhw.com/Si570/Si570.html Si570 Libraries]
 
**[http://people.wallawalla.edu/~rob.frohne/USB_I2C/USB_I2C.zip The USB to Si570 interface design files]
 
**[http://people.wallawalla.edu/~rob.frohne/USB_I2C/USB_I2C_schematic.svg Schematic]
 
**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkQ0nVX1q1k Good Kicad Tutorial Video 1]
 
**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HNMihqa844 Good Kicad Tutorial Video 2]
 
**[http://www.kicadlib.org/Fichiers/KiCad_Tutorial.pdf KiCad Step By Step Tutorial PDF]
 
**[http://store.curiousinventor.com/guides/kicad/ KiCad schematic and layout Guides]
 
**[http://kicad.rohrbacher.net/quicklib.php Kicad Quick Schematic Part Creator]
 
**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRXEc7pB0o0 KiCad Tutorial]
 
**[http://kicad.sourceforge.net/wiki/DE:Mini_tutorial Mini Tutorial]
 
**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRXEc7pB0o0 Installing KiCad for Windows and more video]
 
**[http://store.curiousinventor.com/guides/kicad/schematic_to_layout/ KiCad Schematic to Layout Tutorial - CuriousInventor Guides]
 
**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af8ez82W7_o&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLE6A60D039C919B5C DPRG KiCad tutorial 3]
 
**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls5vWSV3TlE How to design a circuit board by Doug Paradis using KiCAD]
 
**[http://wiki.xtronics.com/index.php/Wire-Gauge_Ampacity Ampacity of Wires and Circuit Board Trace Widths]
 
**[http://www.blackstick.co.uk/pcb-design-calculators/track-width-current-mm.php Track width for certain temperature rise Calculater]
 
**[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCG4daPvuVI A video on using the new (May 2014) push and shove router...]
 
**[http://n8vem-sbc.pbworks.com/w/file/79819109/ABOUT-2014-05-03.txt Freerouter Java program now open source and available here.] Note that it isn't available any longer as a java applet on the web.
 
**[http://vimeo.com/99235812 Video on using the new Module Editor]
 
*Circuit Board Layout Hints
 
**[http://people.wallawalla.edu/~Rob.Frohne/ClassHandouts/Electronics/Circuit%20Board%20Layout%20Tips%20Revised.pdf Reduce the likelihood of noise and oscillation problems.]
 
**[http://edn.com/electronics-blogs/all-aboard-/4429390/Ten-best-practices-of-PCB-design?cid=nl_edn&elq=ee97eb731fbd4d13ac9e2c3cc18ba608&elqCampaignId=15922 Ten Best Practices of PCB Design]
 
** Daniel Colls - Parallel traces are often susceptible to cross-talk. These should be separated by at least 2 trace widths for cross-talk reduction. when talking about Circuit Layout.
 
** Andrew Bylard - Use a stripline circuit when you have two parallel ground planes to give enhanced noise immunity against the propagation of radiated RF emissions.
 
**[http://www.eetimes.com/design/embedded/4211294/Tips-about-printed-circuit-board-design--Part-1---Dealing-with-harmful-PCB-effects Dealing with harmful PCB effects article]
 
**[http://www.electronics-project-design.com/PCB-Design.html PCB Trace and Spacing Info]
 
**[http://www.polarinstruments.com/support/cits/AP120.html Trace Impedance Matching]
 
**[http://www.robotroom.com/PCB-Layout-Tips.html Add test points at key locations and make it easy to probe (and other tips)]
 
**[http://www.ti.com/lit/an/szza009/szza009.pdf Make bypassing loops as small as possible in area and length (Page 10)]
 
**[http://www.learnemc.com/tutorials/guidelines.html Some good, and some not so good EMC Design Principles]
 
**[http://blog.screamingcircuits.com/files/top_10_issues_that_cause_bad_prototypes.pdf Common layout, prototyping, and schematic issues to avoid]
 
**[http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slyt499/slyt499.pdf Grounding in Mixed Analog and Digital Boards part 1]
 
**[http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slyt512/slyt512.pdf Grounding in Mixed Analog and Digital Boards part 2]
 
**[http://www.hottconsultants.com/pdf_files/june2001pcd_mixedsignal.pdf Partitioning in Mixed Signal Boards]
 
**[http://www.silabs.com/Support%20Documents/TechnicalDocs/AN203.pdf Silicon Labs Design Notes]
 
**[http://www.analog.com/library/analogdialogue/archives/46-06/staying_well_grounded.pdf Staying Well Grounded]
 
**[http://engineering.whitepapers.s3.amazonaws.com/MentorGraphics/10_Tips_for_Streamlining_82956.pdf PCB Thermal Design]
 
**[http://focus.ti.com/download/trng/docs/seminar/Topic%2010%20-%20Thermal%20Design%20Consideration%20for%20Surface%20Mount%20Layouts%20.pdf?DCMP=mdrvblog&HQS=gma-indu-motr-mdrvblog-150422-thermal-mc-en Thermal Design Considerations for Surface Mount Layouts]
 
**[http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/engineer-s-guide-high-quality-pcb-design The Engineer's Guide To High Quality PCB Design]
 
**[http://www.micrel.com/_PDF/Ethernet/app-notes/an-139.pdf Some good rules of thumb are in this app note from Micrel.]
 
**[http://irtfweb.ifa.hawaii.edu/~ao/Electronic/Peter_dump/Electronics/System/Text/PCBCADGuidelines.pdf Some good PCB guidelines considering how to approach fine pitch layout, and spacing between components, the board edges, etc.]
 
**[http://www.volersystems.com/v-2010-issue-1/pcb-layout-checklist PCB Layout Checklist:] Check this before sending out your board!
 
**[http://fweb.wallawalla.edu/class-wiki/index.php/Printing_and_Etching_Circuit_Boards Printing and Etching Circuit Boards]
 
**[[Kicad Specific PCB Hints]]
 
 
* SMITH Chart
 
**[http://www.fourier-series.com/rf-concepts/smithchart.html Interactive tutorials on how SMITH charts work]
 
 
* Parasitic Capacitance
 
**[http://cds.linear.com/docs/en/application-note/an39f.pdf Dealing with parasitic capacitance in step-up transformer design]
 
====Vector Network Analyzer Links====
 
 
*[http://www.home.agilent.com/agilent/redirector.jspx?action=ref&cname=AGILENT_EDITORIAL&ckey=1000001258-1%3Aepsg%3Atcn&lc=eng&cc=US Vector Network Analyzer Basics]
 
*[http://www.home.agilent.com/agilent/redirector.jspx?action=ref&cname=AGILENT_EDITORIAL&ckey=1000001258-1%3Aepsg%3Atcn&lc=eng&cc=US Vector Network Analyzer Basics]
 
*[http://www.qsl.net/k5bcq/Kits/VIA%20User's%20Manual%20V1.00.pdf Austin QRP Club Vector Impedance Analyzer]
 
*[http://www.qsl.net/k5bcq/Kits/VIA%20User's%20Manual%20V1.00.pdf Austin QRP Club Vector Impedance Analyzer]
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*[http://www.ece.rutgers.edu/~orfanidi/ewa/ch14.pdf A Comprehensive Chapter on S Parameters by Orfandis of Rutgers]
 
*[http://www.ece.rutgers.edu/~orfanidi/ewa/ch14.pdf A Comprehensive Chapter on S Parameters by Orfandis of Rutgers]
 
*[[Cascading Scattering Parameters and Calibration of a VNA Using the Short, Open, Load, Through (SLOT) Method]]
 
*[[Cascading Scattering Parameters and Calibration of a VNA Using the Short, Open, Load, Through (SLOT) Method]]
*[http://www.ece.rutgers.edu/~orfanidi/ewa The entire book about electromagnetic waves and antennas is here.]
 
 
*[[2017 VNA Design Notes]]
 
*[[2017 VNA Design Notes]]
 
**[[2017 VNA Testing Software Setup]]
 
**[[2017 VNA Testing Software Setup]]
   
====2013 Contributors====
 
  +
===Kicad===
  +
====2018 Videos Made by the Professor====
  +
*[https://youtu.be/G6GLJbYmkpI The Kicad Project Manager, an Introduction]
  +
*[https://youtu.be/mxrdvrWgagY EESchema, the Kicad Schematic Entry Tool, an Introduction]
  +
*[https://youtu.be/rzGkvogO2x8 Adding Parts to a Schematic in Kicad]
  +
*[https://youtu.be/atXXBu0f_QU Making your own Footprint in Kicad]
  +
*[https://youtu.be/QTuSD9vxmD8 Making a new Schematic Symbol Starting from a Similar Existing Symbol in Kicad]
  +
*[https://youtu.be/KNYKaDVRTIQ Making a PCB from the schematic using Kicad PCBNew]
  +
*[https://youtu.be/7K1xT9wBxQg How to construct a 3D model for Kicad using FreeCAD and the Kicad StepUp Tool]
  +
*[https://youtu.be/XwGz29WlbBY How to import an existing 3D model from 3D Content Central for use in Kicad with FreeCAD and the Kicad StepUp workbench]
  +
====Other Kicad Links====
  +
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkQ0nVX1q1k Good Kicad Tutorial Video 1]
  +
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HNMihqa844 Good Kicad Tutorial Video 2]
  +
*[http://www.kicadlib.org/Fichiers/KiCad_Tutorial.pdf KiCad Step By Step Tutorial PDF]
  +
*[http://store.curiousinventor.com/guides/kicad/ KiCad schematic and layout Guides]
  +
*[http://kicad.rohrbacher.net/quicklib.php Kicad Quick Schematic Part Creator]
  +
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRXEc7pB0o0 KiCad Tutorial]
  +
*[http://kicad.sourceforge.net/wiki/DE:Mini_tutorial Mini Tutorial]
  +
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRXEc7pB0o0 Installing KiCad for Windows and more video]
  +
*[http://store.curiousinventor.com/guides/kicad/schematic_to_layout/ KiCad Schematic to Layout Tutorial - CuriousInventor Guides]
  +
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af8ez82W7_o&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLE6A60D039C919B5C DPRG KiCad tutorial 3]
  +
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls5vWSV3TlE How to design a circuit board by Doug Paradis using KiCAD]
  +
*[http://wiki.xtronics.com/index.php/Wire-Gauge_Ampacity Ampacity of Wires and Circuit Board Trace Widths]*[http://www.blackstick.co.uk/pcb-design-calculators/track-width-current-mm.php Track width for certain temperature rise Calculater]
  +
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCG4daPvuVI A video on using the new (May 2014) push and shove router...]
  +
*[http://n8vem-sbc.pbworks.com/w/file/79819109/ABOUT-2014-05-03.txt Freerouter Java program now open source and available here.] Note that it isn't available any longer as a java applet on the web.
  +
*[http://vimeo.com/99235812 Video on using the new Module Editor]
  +
====Circuit Board Layout Hints====
  +
*[http://people.wallawalla.edu/~Rob.Frohne/ClassHandouts/Electronics/Circuit%20Board%20Layout%20Tips%20Revised.pdf Reduce the likelihood of noise and oscillation problems.]
  +
*[http://edn.com/electronics-blogs/all-aboard-/4429390/Ten-best-practices-of-PCB-design?cid=nl_edn&elq=ee97eb731fbd4d13ac9e2c3cc18ba608&elqCampaignId=15922 Ten Best Practices of PCB Design]
  +
* Daniel Colls - Parallel traces are often susceptible to cross-talk. These should be separated by at least 2 trace widths for cross-talk reduction. when talking about Circuit Layout.
  +
* Andrew Bylard - Use a stripline circuit when you have two parallel ground planes to give enhanced noise immunity against the propagation of radiated RF emissions.
  +
*[http://www.eetimes.com/design/embedded/4211294/Tips-about-printed-circuit-board-design--Part-1---Dealing-with-harmful-PCB-effects Dealing with harmful PCB effects article]
  +
*[http://www.electronics-project-design.com/PCB-Design.html PCB Trace and Spacing Info]
  +
*[http://www.polarinstruments.com/support/cits/AP120.html Trace Impedance Matching]
  +
*[http://www.robotroom.com/PCB-Layout-Tips.html Add test points at key locations and make it easy to probe (and other tips)]
  +
*[http://www.ti.com/lit/an/szza009/szza009.pdf Make bypassing loops as small as possible in area and length (Page 10)]
  +
*[http://www.learnemc.com/tutorials/guidelines.html Some good, and some not so good EMC Design Principles]
  +
*[http://blog.screamingcircuits.com/files/top_10_issues_that_cause_bad_prototypes.pdf Common layout, prototyping, and schematic issues to avoid]
  +
*[http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slyt499/slyt499.pdf Grounding in Mixed Analog and Digital Boards part 1]
  +
*[http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slyt512/slyt512.pdf Grounding in Mixed Analog and Digital Boards part 2]
  +
**[http://www.hottconsultants.com/pdf_files/june2001pcd_mixedsignal.pdf Partitioning in Mixed Signal Boards]
  +
*[http://www.silabs.com/Support%20Documents/TechnicalDocs/AN203.pdf Silicon Labs Design Notes]
  +
*[http://www.analog.com/library/analogdialogue/archives/46-06/staying_well_grounded.pdf Staying Well Grounded]
  +
*[http://engineering.whitepapers.s3.amazonaws.com/MentorGraphics/10_Tips_for_Streamlining_82956.pdf PCB Thermal Design]
  +
*[http://focus.ti.com/download/trng/docs/seminar/Topic%2010%20-%20Thermal%20Design%20Consideration%20for%20Surface%20Mount%20Layouts%20.pdf?DCMP=mdrvblog&HQS=gma-indu-motr-mdrvblog-150422-thermal-mc-en Thermal Design Considerations for Surface Mount Layouts]
  +
*[http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/engineer-s-guide-high-quality-pcb-design The Engineer's Guide To High Quality PCB Design]
  +
*[http://www.micrel.com/_PDF/Ethernet/app-notes/an-139.pdf Some good rules of thumb are in this app note from Micrel.]
  +
*[http://irtfweb.ifa.hawaii.edu/~ao/Electronic/Peter_dump/Electronics/System/Text/PCBCADGuidelines.pdf Some good PCB guidelines considering how to approach fine pitch layout, and spacing between components, the board edges, etc.]
  +
*[http://www.volersystems.com/v-2010-issue-1/pcb-layout-checklist PCB Layout Checklist:] Check this before sending out your board!
  +
*[http://fweb.wallawalla.edu/class-wiki/index.php/Printing_and_Etching_Circuit_Boards Printing and Etching Circuit Boards]
  +
*[[Kicad Specific PCB Hints]]
  +
  +
===Contributors===
  +
*2013 Contributors
   
 
#[[Eric.Wilson|Eric Wilson]]
 
#[[Eric.Wilson|Eric Wilson]]
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#[[User:Heidi.Tupper|Heidi Tupper]]
 
#[[User:Heidi.Tupper|Heidi Tupper]]
   
====2012 Contributors====
+
*2012 Contributors
 
#[[Trent Fleming|Fleming, Trent]]
 
#[[Trent Fleming|Fleming, Trent]]
 
#[[Kara Moon|Kara Moon]]
 
#[[Kara Moon|Kara Moon]]
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#[[Benjamin Maloon|Benjamin Maloon]]
 
#[[Benjamin Maloon|Benjamin Maloon]]
   
====2010 Contributors====
+
*2010 Contributors
   
 
#[[Greg Fong|Fong, Greg]]
 
#[[Greg Fong|Fong, Greg]]
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#[[Vier, Michael]]
 
#[[Vier, Michael]]
   
====2011 Contributors====
+
*2011 Contributors
 
#[[Brian Haddad|Haddad, Brian]]
 
#[[Brian Haddad|Haddad, Brian]]
 
#[[Michael von Pohle|von Pohle, Michael]]
 
#[[Michael von Pohle|von Pohle, Michael]]
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*[[Feedback in Amplifiers]]
 
*[[Feedback in Amplifiers]]
   
==Contributing Articles==
+
====Contributing Articles====
   
 
*[[Generalized Transmitter]] (in progress, Luke)
 
*[[Generalized Transmitter]] (in progress, Luke)

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Links

ENGR 356 (Engineering Electronics I Class)

LTSpice

LTSpice Getting Started Guide LTSpice is a good simulator and runs on Windows, Linux (under wine), and OS X.

ENGR 357 (Engineering Electronics II Class)

Qucs Simulations

Software Defined Radio Links

These are also useful for the vector network analyzer project.

Mixers

Analog Devices Resources

SDR Using Realtek RTL2832U

Noise Analysis

Phase Locked Loops

Wideband Transformers

Transformer Design

Capacitors

  • Murata's comparison of monolithic ceramic capacitors as compared to Tantalum capacitors. Note that monolithic ceramic capacitors values decrease if you put larger DC voltages across them though. The effective series resistance and temperature behavior are much better though.
  • The markings on capacitors are often based on pF. There will be three digits, like 104 for 0.1uF. The first two digits are the digits of the value, and the next number is the number of zeros to add after that to denote the capacitance in pF. Thus 104 in 10 * 1e4 pF.

Transmission Lines

Smith Chart

Vector Network Analyzer Links

Kicad

2018 Videos Made by the Professor

Other Kicad Links

Circuit Board Layout Hints

Contributors

  • 2013 Contributors
  1. Eric Wilson
  2. Michael Swan
  3. Alexander Beckner
  4. Brian Clark
  5. Brian Lenz
  6. Travis deFluiter
  7. Tobias
  8. Heidi Tupper
  • 2012 Contributors
  1. Fleming, Trent
  2. Kara Moon
  3. User:Daniel.Colls
  4. Andrew Bylard
  5. Ted Shaw
  6. Denver Lodge
  7. Benjamin Maloon
  • 2010 Contributors
  1. Fong, Greg
  2. Henry, Ben
  3. Lau, Chris
  4. Shepherd,Victor
  5. Vier, Michael
  • 2011 Contributors
  1. Haddad, Brian
  2. von Pohle, Michael
  3. Blaire, Matthew (Included in my name tag is Experimentation with LTspice)
  4. Cody Lorenz

2010 Articles

Draft Articles

These articles are not ready for reading and error checking. They are listed so people will not simultaneously write about similar topics.

Draft Articles awaiting review

Contributing Articles