Jim Williams (analog designer)
|Born||April 14, 1948|
|Died||June 12, 2011
James M. "Jim" Williams (April 14, 1948 – June 12, 2011) was an analog circuit designer and technical author who worked for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1968–1979), Philbrick, National Semiconductor (1979–1982) and Linear Technology Corporation (LTC) (1982–2011). He suffered a stroke on June 10 and died on June 12, 2011.
He wrote over 350 publications relating to analog circuit design, including 5 books, 21 application notes for National Semiconductor, 62 application notes for Linear Technology, and over 125 articles for EDN Magazine.
- Williams, Jim (Aug 1984), Understanding and applying the LT1005 multifunction regulator, Application Note 1, Linear Technology Corp
- Williams, Jim (Sep 1987), Switching regulators for poets: A gentle guide for the trepidatious, Application Note 25, Linear Technology Corp
- Williams, Jim (Feb 1988), Thermocouple measurement, Application Note 28, Linear Technology Corp
- Williams, Jim (June 1990), Bridge circuits: Marrying gain and balance, Application Note 43, Linear Technology Corp
- Williams, Jim, ed. (1991), Analog Circuit Design: Art, Science and Personalities, The EDN Series for Design Engineers, Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN 978-0-7506-9640-1
- Williams, Jim (Aug 1991), High speed amplifier techniques, Application Note 47, Linear Technology Corp
- Williams, Jim, ed. (1995), The Art and Science of Analog Circuit Design, The EDN Series for Design Engineers, Butterworth–Heinemann, ISBN 0-7506-9505-6, "MIT building 20 at 3:00 A.M./ Tek. 547, pizza, breadboard./ That's Education."
- Williams, Jim (Nov 1995), A fourth generation of LCD backlight technology, Application Note 65, Linear Technology Corp
- Williams, Jim (Sep 1999), 30 nanosecond settling time measurement for a precision wideband amplifier, Application Note 79, Linear Technology Corp
- Williams, Jim (May 2003), Slew rate verification for wideband amplifiers: The taming of the slew, Application Note 94, Linear Technology Corp
- Williams, Jim (Mar 2010), 1ppm settling time measurement for a monolithic 18-bit DAC: When does the last angel stop dancing on a speeding pinhead?, Application Note 120, Linear Technology Corp
- Williams, Jim (Apr 2011), An introduction to acoustic thermometry, Application Note 131, Linear Technology Corp
For a complete bibliography, see.
- Paul Brokaw
- Barrie Gilbert
- Howard Johnson (electrical engineer)
- Bob Pease — analog electronics engineer, technical author, and colleague. Pease died in an automobile accident after leaving Williams' memorial.
- Bob Widlar — pioneering analog integrated circuit designer, technical author, early consultant to Linear Technology Corporation
- Building 20 — legendary MIT building where Jim Williams had a design lab early in his career
- Williams, Jim, ed. (1991), Analog Circuit Design: Art, Science, and Personalities, Butterworth-Heinemann, p. xi
- Rako, Paul (June 13, 2011), Analog guru Jim Williams dies after stroke, EDN
- Lundberg, Kent (July 31, 2011), A Bibliography of Jim Williams, MIT
- Rako, Paul (June 20, 2011), Analog engineering legend Bob Pease killed in car crash, EDN
- Archive of EDN articles.
- Video on how to measure temperature acoustically using a vintage TEK scope on YouTube.
- http://www.centredaily.com/2011/06/15/2779140/linear-technology-staff-scientist.html[dead link]
- Linear Technology - Staff Scientist Jim Williams Remembered
- Walker, Rob (2006). Interview with Bob Dobkin and Jim Williams (part of Stanford and the Silicon Valley Project). Recorded April 19, 2006.