W. Stephen Woodward — Author

Stephen Woodward

Steve Woodward has authored over 50 analog-centric circuit designs. A self-proclaimed "certified, card-carrying analog dinosaur", he is a freelance consultant on instrumentation, sensors, and metrology freelance to organizations such as Agilent Technologies, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Catalyst Semiconductor, Oak Crest Science Institute, and several international universities. With seven patents to his credit, he has written more than 200 professional articles, and has also served as a member of technical staff at the University of North Carolina. He holds a BS (with honors) in engineering from Caltech, Pasadena, Calif., and an MS in computer science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Areas of interest of the author: Supply Measurement

By W. Stephen Woodward:

  1. Circuit cancels interconnection resistance to enhance load regulation
    Linear regulator ICs offer simple, efficient, and effective solutions in a multitude of low- to moderate-power voltage regulation applications. They also provide opportunities for many simple application tricks that stretch their performance and push their suitability into tasks...
  2. Series vs shunt linear voltage regulation for small solar-photovoltaic power supplies
    Solar-photovoltaic arrays seem to get cheaper and more efficient every day, making them increasingly practical in renewable and/or remote power supply applications. Still, the voltage generated by any given array varies significantly with loading, incident light intensity, and...
  3. Series-Connected Transistors Use Differential Heating To Sense Airflow
    Among the methods available for airflow measurement, thermal flow meters enjoy the virtues of simplicity. They also offer simple construction, low cost, and superior sensitivity to low flow rates (less than 1000 fpm). All thermal anemometers make use of the relationship...

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