Don Tuite covers Analog and Power issues for Electronic Design’s magazine and website. He has a BSEE and an M.S in Technical Communication, and has worked for companies in aerospace, broadcasting, test equipment, semiconductors, publishing, and media relations, focusing on developing insights that link technology, business, and communications. Don is also a ham radio operator (NR7X), private pilot, and motorcycle rider, and he’s not half bad on the 5-string banjo.

Posts by Don Tuite

Thinking About Communications, and a Farewell

in Secondary Emissions Apr 17, 2015
Looking at the calendar, I see that according to today's date, I am . . . just about . . . RETIRED!...

It Started with the WOM

in Secondary Emissions Apr 01, 2015
Spoof news releases commemorating April Fools’ Day have a long and storied history in technology publications....

APEC Opens with a Blizzard of Product Disclosures

in Secondary Emissions Mar 16, 2015
The IEEE Applied Power Technology Conference (APEC) opened Monday, March 16, in Charlotte, N.C., with a host of product announcements ranging from a......

Ideas and Media

in Secondary Emissions Feb 24, 2015
Internet pioneer Vint Cerf “warned of a ‘forgotten generation, or even a forgotten century’ that awaits us when ‘bit rot’ takes hold and our digital......

Engineering Detectives

in Secondary Emissions Feb 02, 2015
Don recalls some cases (and solutions) from his personal files of engineering detection....

Password Plea

in Secondary Emissions Jan 25, 2015
Please, somebody, come up with a biometric authentication that doesn’t work if I’m dead....

The Temperature Digitizer Jim Williams Might Have Wished For 25 Years Ago

in Secondary Emissions Nov 24, 2014
A new part that connects to any thermocouple, thermistor, or Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) and digitizes the temperature being sensed to an......

Are CubeSats Adding to Space Junk?

in Secondary Emissions Sep 29, 2014
“CubeSats are supposed to come down within 25 years. However, there is no enforcement of this rule.”...

Agilent T&M becomes Keysight; the Old HP Labs Keep the Agilent Name

in Secondary Emissions Aug 02, 2014
The old Agilent, you may remember, was spun off from HP in 1999, when the company decided to divest itself of any products that were not computers or......

Who Was This Mho Guy?

in Secondary Emissions Jul 01, 2014
The old-fashioned unit, cycles/second, which was helpful in solving equations by dimensional analysis, became the Hertz, which required an extra......