Jim Williams (analog designer)

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Jim Williams
BornApril 14, 1948
DiedJune 12, 2011(2011-06-12) (aged 63)
California
NationalityAmerican
OccupationElectronics engineer

James M. 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).[1] He wrote over 350 publications[2] 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 suffered a stroke on June 10 and died on June 12, 2011.[3]

Bibliography (partial)[edit]

  • 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 (PDF), Application Note, 25, Linear Technology Corp
  • Williams, Jim (Feb 1988), Thermocouple measurement (PDF), Application Note, 28, Linear Technology Corp
  • Williams, Jim (June 1990), Bridge circuits: Marrying gain and balance (PDF), 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 (PDF), 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 (PDF), Application Note, 65, Linear Technology Corp
  • Williams, Jim (Sep 1999), 30 nanosecond settling time measurement for a precision wideband amplifier (PDF), Application Note, 79, Linear Technology Corp
  • Williams, Jim (May 2003), Slew rate verification for wideband amplifiers: The taming of the slew (PDF), 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? (PDF), Application Note, 120, Linear Technology Corp
  • Williams, Jim (Apr 2011), An introduction to acoustic thermometry (PDF), Application Note, 131, Linear Technology Corp

For a complete bibliography, see.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Jim, ed. (1991), Analog Circuit Design: Art, Science, and Personalities, Butterworth-Heinemann, p. xi
  2. ^ a b Lundberg, Kent (July 31, 2011), A Bibliography of Jim Williams (PDF), MIT
  3. ^ Rako, Paul (June 13, 2011), Analog guru Jim Williams dies after stroke, EDN
  4. ^ Rako, Paul (June 20, 2011), Analog engineering legend Bob Pease killed in car crash, EDN

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