Monthly Archives: January 2007

Industrial Collaboration

Every now and then one of my former students contacts me with a question or problem related to a current assignment at his or her job. A few days ago one of my former students suspected that a voltage spike … Continue reading

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Class B and Class C Amplifiers

On Tuesdays we have our EGR 323 Electronics II lab. Today we built class B and class C amplifiers. These are more efficient that class A amplifiers although they can also produce more distortion. The students were able to use … Continue reading

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Rockwell Collins Donates a VNA

Our engineering department has been working along with Dordt’s Advancement Office to fill some needs in our labs. Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids Iowa has offered to donate a vector network analyzer. It arrived this afternoon. It’s an HP model … Continue reading

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Off-Topic: What Power Engineers Do

While my blog is new I’m going to try to post an item about every weekday. After a few weeks I expect I’ll only post about once each week. Today I have something that is not really about my work … Continue reading

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Daktronics Visits Dordt College

This afternoon (Thursday 1/26) several engineers and a HR rep. from Daktronics visited with our students. They have lots of work for new graduates, like ours. They ran an impressive video showing the types of scoreboards and displays they make. … Continue reading

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Facebook for a Faculty Member

Many readers of this blog might themselves have a Facebook account. A lot of students use it in order to make social connections. Facebook is good for its purpose, but I thought I’d try out this blog as a way … Continue reading

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