• 2019 FIRST Robotics District Chairman Award Winners: Team 3467 - The Windham Windup

    •  Analog Employees 
    This week, we take you inside the FIRST Robotics Team 3467- The Windham Windup. This team consists of 30 members all with the same mission: to cultivate interest, understanding and skills in the field of engineering and technology. The team encourage...
  • Toys for All: Hand Games for the Visually Impaired

    •  Analog Employees 
    I remember, I remember,  Where I was used to swing,  And thought the air must rush as fresh  To swallows on the wing;  My spirit flew in feathers then,  These lines from the famous poem ‘I Remember, I Remember’ by...
  • The Speed of Communication

    Five billion people sent almost 10 trillion texts last year. Even more remarkable is most of those texts got to their intended recipient within seconds. It is hard to explain to people born after Bill Clinton was President how it wasn’t always ...
  • Behind the Scenes: FIRST Robotics Team 5962 - perSEVERE

    •  Analog Employees 
    In this edition of Behind the Scenes, we talked to FIRST Robotics Team 5962 - perSEVERE based out of the Merrimack Valley. Lead by team mentor Mike Johnston, this team has had tremendous success as of late. Established in 2016 this team has coll...
  • Improving Connections by Enhancing Communication

    •  Analog Employees 
    As we formed the team and got set up and ready for Project Playtime in Greensboro we knew we were tasked with creating something that could positively impact the lives of differently abled individuals. If we were going to be successful in our endeavo...
  • Behind the Scenes: FIRST Robotics Team 5679 - Girls On Fire

    •  Analog Employees 
    Welcome to our FIRST Robotics blog! Analog Devices sponsors 24 teams in the FIRST Robotics competition each year. This week, we go behind the scenes with the FIRST Robotics Team 5679 - Girls On Fire. Lead by Analog Devices, Kristen Chong, these ...
  • Focus on Futbol - Team Spotlight

    •  Analog Employees 
    Welcome back to the Project Playtime blog. This week we will begin a series of team spotlights; first up, Focus on Futbol! The Focus on Futbol team includes eight dedicated and enthusiastic employees from multiple locations and groups throughout the ...
  • Local Teams, Global Impact

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    What do Frugal Innovators, Toy Story and Lemons have in common? These are just a few of the cool team names chosen by those partaking in Project Playtime. This week, we will introduce you to our local teams, their projects, and progress in the first ...
  • Solving Problems While Having Fun: Introducing Project Playtime

    •  Analog Employees 
    Welcome to the Project Playtime blog! This biweekly installation will include details on teams from all over the globe participating in Project Playtime. We will share their stories of trials and triumphs as well as many impressive philanthropic...
  • Was This Man the World's First DJ?

    His name was Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, and some say that what he did in December 1906 led to Wolfman Jack, Martin Block, Murray the K and anyone else (including yours truly) who made a living playing records on the radio. For, if the story is true, ...
  • The "Burning Issue" with Resistor Cords (and how to solve them)

    In a previous blog, “Philco Radio and the Changing of ‘State of the Art’ Technology,” I wrote how, beginning in the mid-1930s, manufacturers of AM radios used a new circuit design, most often containing five tubes, which becam...
  • Top 11 Finalists: Anveshan 2019 Fellowship

    •  Analog Employees 
    We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our contest. We saw incredible stories of passion, perseverance, and creativity. The big day is almost here and excitement is building!  We’ve spent the last week locked in de...
  • Giving Thanks For All Experiences

    •  Analog Employees 
    After a recent trip to Texas A&M that included a very much unwanted guest, Mr. Murphy, I thought it would be a great topic to write about giving thanks even when things aren't going quite like we expected or we hoped.  Murphy's Law d...
  • ADI Standard Space Products Screening: Group A Testing

    •  Analog Employees 
    Last month we started looking at the screening for ADI's standard space product portfolio.  We made it through several steps in the screening process.  This month we pick up things with Group A testing.  Group A testing is the elec...
  • Anveshan 2019 Fellowship - Extended Deadline!

    •  Analog Employees 
    Are you a student innovator, who has the entrepreneurial spirit and a dream to create something new to build the future? If yes, we are looking for you.  Do you have an idea for India that can disrupt the industry and change the way we live? If...
  • Standard Space Product Screening

    •  Analog Employees 
    In my last few blogs we have had an underlying principle which is the high reliability required for space applications.  We've looked at the different sources of radiation and discussed in length the different types of radiation tests includ...
  • Space Mission Lifetimes

    •  Analog Employees 
    I have been at ADI now for the last 8 years and am working on year 9.  This is fairly short by ADI standards with many here with 15-20+ year tenures.  However, in my total career now of about 14 years I have been able to see a good bit of a...
  • Edison & the Elephant NOT in the Room

    In my last blog, I wrote about a young man from Ohio who came to Boston and worked feverishly in a Scollay Square laboratory on an invention whose sale he hoped would start him on his fortune. But the young man was unable to sell the device an...
  • Why All This Stringent Testing?

    •  Analog Employees 
    In my last several blogs I've been talking a lot about radiation testing.  At the beginning of the series of blogs I've been posting we looked at the various types of radiation testing that are performed for products going into space application...
  • Shakespeare, Rumrunners, and Pearl Harbor

    It was April 21, 1916 and the people of Chicago were enjoying a beautiful Spring day, their city's grueling winter behind them and the unrelenting heat of summer a few months ahead. The Chicago Cubs baseball team had opened their first season at the ...
  • The Genius Who Failed - A lot

    When he arrived in Boston in the summer of 1868 he did not look like a man who would someday change the world.  Clutching all his worldly possessions in a canvas bag, he was the very definition of a "hayseed," a country boy who came ...
  • Single Event Upsets with High Speed ADCs

    •  Analog Employees 
    Hello once again!  I hope that you have been enjoying my recent series on single event effects with high speed ADCs.  So far we have looked at TID (Total Ionizing Dose), SEL (Single Event Latchup), and SET (Single Event Transient).  T...
  • Predictably Unpredictable: Adventures in the Ionosphere

    Have you ever listened to AM radio at night and wondered how you could hear stations from great distances away, but not hear them during the day? So have scientists and researchers, who have spent decades trying to understand what's going o...
  • A Continuing Look at SETs for High Speed ADCs

    •  Analog Employees 
    If you've been reading my blog for the last several months you know I have been discussing a lot of radiation effects and have given an example with these effects on a high speed ADC.  Last month I started talking about single event transients...
  • Philco Radio and the Changing of "State of the Art" Technology

    Working as I do here for the global leader of high-performance signal processing solutions, I often speak or write about Analog Devices and how our semiconductor products represent the "state of the art."  The challenge for ADI (in fact, ...