Digital circuits and analog devices
drlegendre at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 22:17:15 CST 2016
You don't really find many examples of discrete states, anywhere in the
natural world. Just not a whole lot of quantization out there, unless you
reduce to the subatomic level - and while you'll find discrete states
(quanta) there, they are by nature indeterminate.
Have to admit, we did get an interesting universe.
On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 8:34 PM, W2HX <w2hx at w2hx.com> wrote:
> Not only are they made of analog devices, but at the speeds things have
> been running at for the last 20 (maybe 30) years, they often behave like
> analog devices. Things like transmission line theory, crosstalk,
> oscillation, etc are all important design considerations.
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> Subject: Digital circuits and analog devices
> So I have this memory of a set of law promulgated by an engineer at DEC,
> one of which was something to the effect that 'all digital circuits are
> made out of analog devices'. However, my memory doesn't recall where I saw
> this, and my Google-fu is not strong enough to turn it up. Can anyone help?
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