How It All Started

Writing has been an avocation of mine for most of my career. And I have spent a few of my years teaching at the college level. After I became involved in the printed circuit board (PCB) design business in 1991 I submitted a couple of articles, which were subsequently published, to Printed Circuit Design magazine. Later, Pete Waddell asked me, as one of his contributors, to come to a press function at PCB West in 1997. Afterwards, I half-facetiously asked him if he would send me to PCB East the following fall. His answer was, “Sure, if you’ll put on a seminar.”

And that was how it all started.

I presented a seminar that fall entitled “Circuit Noise and EMI Control.” My motivation was twofold: First I wanted to make a contribution ...

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