SSCS Webinars for Young Excellence: Digits of Doom, Presented By: Chris Mangelsdorf

24 July @ 10:00 am11:30 am EDT
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Abstract: Nothing screams “noob” like the use of too many digits. For example, you report that your amp has 78.37dB of gain… and you’ve blown it! Now, everybody thinks you have no idea what you’re doing. Tragic! But all this can be prevented. Learning to use the right number of digits is easy. In this webinar, Dr. Chris Mangelsdorf will discuss the importance of selecting the right amount of digits in your results and reports. He will also address the questions from the audience about the topic during the live Q&A.

Biography: Chris Mangelsdorf (S’77 – M’84) received a B.S. in physics, magna cum laude, from Davidson College, Davidson, NC in 1977. In 1980 and 1984, he received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at M.I.T. where he held the first Analog Devices Fellowship. He has been associated with Analog Devices since summer employment in 1980 and has been a Fellow of Analog Devices since 1998.

From 1996 to 2013, Dr. Mangelsdorf worked in Tokyo, running the Analog Devices Tokyo Design Center and then adding responsibility for the Shanghai and Beijing Design Centers with the title of Asia Technical Director. In 2013, he moved to the Analog Devices San Diego office, where he was engaged in the development of high speed A/D converters. In September 2020, Chris retired from Analog Devices and is now consulting and writing the “Shop Talk” series for IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine.

Dr. Mangelsdorf is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Pi Sigma (physics) and has served on both the ISSCC Program Committee and the AdComm for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He holds 18 patents and has won the ISSCC Best Evening Session Award 10 times.

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24 July
10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT




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