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Tom Frederiksen, RIP

Started by Jim Thompson May 16, 2017
I just found out... Tom Frederiksen, RIP...

<http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?pid=175736155>

Tom and I shared a cubicle at Motorola Semiconductor Products Division
during the early to mid-60's.
		
                                        ...Jim Thompson
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Rip.
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:01:12 AM UTC+10, Jim Thompson wrote:
> I just found out... Tom Frederiksen, RIP... > > <http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?pid=175736155> > > Tom and I shared a cubicle at Motorola Semiconductor Products Division > during the early to mid-60's.
So what integrated circuits did he design? -- Bill Sloman, Sydney
On Wed, 17 May 2017 08:22:59 -0700 (PDT), bill.sloman@ieee.org wrote:

>On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:01:12 AM UTC+10, Jim Thompson wrote: >> I just found out... Tom Frederiksen, RIP... >> >> <http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?pid=175736155> >> >> Tom and I shared a cubicle at Motorola Semiconductor Products Division >> during the early to mid-60's. > >So what integrated circuits did he design?
Slowman? Are you exhibiting your true ignorance or just seeking podium time ?>:-} ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | STV, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 Skype: skypeanalog | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | Thinking outside the box... producing elegant solutions. "It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness." -James Barrie
Jim Thompson wrote...
> >I just found out... Tom Frederiksen, RIP... > ><http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?pid=175736155> > >Tom and I shared a cubicle at Motorola Semiconductor Products Division >during the early to mid-60's.
I have four from his set of "Intuitive" Circuit Design books, and enjoyed them very much. It's sad to see the good ones go. -- Thanks, - Win
On 17 May 2017 14:38:05 -0700, Winfield Hill
<hill@rowland.harvard.edu> wrote:

>Jim Thompson wrote... >> >>I just found out... Tom Frederiksen, RIP... >> >><http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?pid=175736155> >> >>Tom and I shared a cubicle at Motorola Semiconductor Products Division >>during the early to mid-60's. > > I have four from his set of "Intuitive" Circuit Design books, > and enjoyed them very much. It's sad to see the good ones go.
Indeed! Many of my creations (AND Tom's) were due to the fact that we constantly battered (and/or taunted) each other's designs, resulting in superb outcomes. The "Thompson" current mirror in this link... <http://www.analog-innovations.com/SED/EnhancedCurrentMirrors.pdf> came about from a "coffee-bet" with Tom that I couldn't possibly make a lateral-PNP current mirror with a stable output. Likewise... <http://www.analog-innovations.com/SED/MC1554-DataSheet.pdf> was a joint effort. And many others. (I'm referenced on page 14-15 of Tom's "Intuitive IC Op Amps") ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | STV, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 Skype: skypeanalog | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | Thinking outside the box... producing elegant solutions. "It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness." -James Barrie
On Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 3:51:25 AM UTC+10, Jim Thompson wrote:
> On Wed, 17 May 2017 08:22:59 -0700 (PDT), bill.sloman@ieee.org wrote: > > >On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:01:12 AM UTC+10, Jim Thompson wrote: > >> I just found out... Tom Frederiksen, RIP... > >> > >> <http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?pid=175736155> > >> > >> Tom and I shared a cubicle at Motorola Semiconductor Products Division > >> during the early to mid-60's. > > > >So what integrated circuits did he design? > > Sloman? Are you exhibiting your true ignorance or just seeking > podium time ?>:-}
I'd never even heard of the guy, so my ignorance is on display. If Jim actually knew the part number of any IC Frederiksen designed, I presume he'd have posted it, so Jim's ignorance is displayed equally clearly. -- Bill Sloman, Sydney
On 5/17/2017 6:58 PM, Jim Thompson wrote:

> ... in superb outcomes. > > The "Thompson" current mirror in this link... > > ... I couldn't possibly make > a lateral-PNP current mirror with a stable output. > > Likewise... > > <http://www.analog-innovations.com/SED/MC1554-DataSheet.pdf> > > was a joint effort. > > And many others. > > (I'm referenced on page 14-15 of Tom's "Intuitive IC Op Amps")
You might just have an ego problem when the occasion of a man's death is used promote yourself. Your ego has no bounds, does it?
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8:11:17 PM UTC-7, Bob Engelhardt wrote:
> On 5/17/2017 6:58 PM, Jim Thompson wrote: > > > ... in superb outcomes. > > > > The "Thompson" current mirror in this link... > > > > ... I couldn't possibly make > > a lateral-PNP current mirror with a stable output. > > > > Likewise... > > > > <http://www.analog-innovations.com/SED/MC1554-DataSheet.pdf> > > > > was a joint effort. > > > > And many others. > > > > (I'm referenced on page 14-15 of Tom's "Intuitive IC Op Amps") > > You might just have an ego problem when the occasion of a man's death is > used promote yourself. Your ego has no bounds, does it?
THAT'S how you read that? Jim was talking about working with Tom. Sounds like mutual respect to me. G&sup2;
On Wed, 17 May 2017 21:01:56 -0700 (PDT), stratus46
<stratus46@yahoo.com> wrote:

>On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8:11:17 PM UTC-7, Bob Engelhardt wrote: >> On 5/17/2017 6:58 PM, Jim Thompson wrote: >> >> > ... in superb outcomes. >> > >> > The "Thompson" current mirror in this link... >> > >> > ... I couldn't possibly make >> > a lateral-PNP current mirror with a stable output. >> > >> > Likewise... >> > >> > <http://www.analog-innovations.com/SED/MC1554-DataSheet.pdf> >> > >> > was a joint effort. >> > >> > And many others. >> > >> > (I'm referenced on page 14-15 of Tom's "Intuitive IC Op Amps") >> >> You might just have an ego problem when the occasion of a man's death is >> used promote yourself. Your ego has no bounds, does it? > >THAT'S how you read that? Jim was talking about working with Tom. >Sounds like mutual respect to me. > >G&#2013266098;
Yes, indeed! Great guy! ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | STV, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 Skype: skypeanalog | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | Thinking outside the box... producing elegant solutions. "It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness." -James Barrie