App note: Interview with Bob Dobkin the chief technical officer at Linear Technology

in app notes by DP | 2 comments

Here’s an interview with Bob Dobkin, the CTO and co-founder of Linear Technology. He talks about how he started in the industry, the founding of Linear Technology, reasons behind application notes, and how to become a good analog engineer. He also talks about Jim Williams, the late analog design guru who’s responsible for many excellent app notes.

Linear Technology Chief Technical Officer Bob Dobkin discusses analog design challenges and circuit design approaches.

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  1. Destate9 says:

    This dude knows whats up. Any time I’ve dealt with LT, I’ve always been blown away with how helpful the app notes are. Not to mention they always have thorough datasheets, and even really helpful staff you can call (at least that’s what I’ve experienced in my limited dealings with LT).

  2. Barton Frank says:

    In 1956, at the age of sixteen, I purchased faulty military surplus walkie-talkies (AN-PRC) which utilized sub-miniature tubes, as transistors and IC’s were not yet being utilized. Robert Dobkin, “Bobby,” then about thirteen or fourteen years of age, would repair these devices for me at no charge, without the help of a schematic. Even as a child, he was a technical genius, and it is my privilege to have shared some time with him. Also, in the fifties, Bobby seemed interested in improved battery design. I’m not at all surprised by his success in the electronic world.

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