Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
Subject: Re: how to master electronics, use of transistor, op amp...?
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Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 19:35:38 -0000
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"Winfield Hill" wrote in message
> John wrote...
> > Winfield Hill wrote ...
> >> So, it's very hard for me to comprehend designing viable circuits
> >> without any schematic at all, either on paper or in computer file.
> > I worked with someone who could do it; TV 'jungle' circuits in the
> > before ICs. He simply had an excellent visual memory, so the
> > were visualised inside his head.
> I don't question that, I can see fairly complex complete circuits in
> my head after I've worked with them for an hour or so, or while I'm
> designing it, but what I question is being able to perform the entire
> design in your head, at least for more complex circuits such as the
> one I posed for Wafer.
> I usually wake up early, 4am or so - too soon to get up. Often I
> just lie in bed, eyes closed, and think about some new circuit.
Your sick. I suggest you see a doctor.
> imaginary design doesn't begin to coalesce until I start calculating
> part values to test the viability of my idea. After I've done a few
> parts and arrive at a complex equation to be derived on the fly, with
> exponentials, exponents, etc. all a-buzz, the mental process begins
> break down. I have to go back over a part that's slipped away, and
> I'm getting close to the point where I'll get up and sit with some
> paper in front of me. For a complex design, this point can arrive
> well before getting all the way through.
> Now, let's say I'm in prison without access to paper. Ahem. Er, no,
> let's say I'm stuck on extended vacation on a tropical beach, without
Thats simple. I would draw in the sand while drinking my Pena colada.
SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.