Tech news tagged ‘Widlar’

An Engineer in Wonderland – Inventing the 555 and the 741

I was trawling the archive of Electronics Weekly, and came across an article from November 16th 1996. It describes the invention of two famous analogue chips – the 741 and the 555. Just in case you are interested, as it doesn’t seem to be available from the website, I have…

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An Engineer in Wonderland – A blog In praise of Jim Williams

There are times when you read an article and realise the author has got right down to the bottom of the subject. One such encyclopaedic treatise I came across a few years ago was a Linear Technology application note: ‘Ultracompact LCD Backlight Inverters – A Svelte Beast Cuts High Voltage Down…

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