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Monthly Archives: November 2012
Quote of the Day If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. — John D. Rockefeller Introduction I need to do a quick calculation of the Crest … Continue reading
Sinusoids hold a revered place in electrical engineering -- they should. However, I do encounter quite a few trapezoids in telecom power systems. During a meeting the other day, I was asked "Why do we use trapezoidal waveforms for Alternating Current (AC) signals like ringer voltages and remote power systems." It was a good question. I have written about the trapezoidal waveform before, but I have never explained why the trapezoid is used so frequently. Continue reading