After having some discussions with the students today I found out that they do not have the background required to become true analog designers!!!

They have not grown up with 8-bit music! Gasp!

This is for you, children of Britney Spears and Spice Girls. Enjoy during the weekend!

2 thoughts on “Tragedy!

  1. some people in the forums say that analog/RF is for the experienced, not for the newly graduated, is analog dead?. what does it take to become an analog designer esp. at RF? … hope it would be a topic on this blog for some fine day. as a first yr student, I would be glad to read about this

    • No, no, no. Analog is far from dead – it will stick around forever (more or less). It might be that more and more will be done automagically with corresponding software (optimization, place-and-route, etc). This has however been a kind of holy graal quite a few years now, but still there is a *lot* of hands-on when it comes to analog design.

      Further on, we always need to interact with that human being (i.e. requires analog interface circuit) and telecommunication will continue to be quite analog for another few decades.

      I guess you just gave me a good tip for a top-ten list: “Top Ten courses/knowledge backgrounds you need to become an analog design engineer”. Good idea, thanks!

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