[SI-LIST] : It's just a wire, isn't it?

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From: Douglas C. Smith ([email protected])
Date: Mon Jan 01 2001 - 19:10:28 PST

Hi All,

After a few weeks of holiday rush, I managed to write my
technical article for January.

And when is a wire, not just a wire?.............

After a few month's of articles on measurement techniques,
this month's Technical Tidbit article on www.dsmith.org is
more along the lines of design and system reliability. The
article is about the amazing property of a conductor to
develop significant series voltage drop across its length,
even from an ordinary logic signal. Many engineers and
technicians already know that the inductive reactance of a
conductor exceeds its resistance at most frequencies, but
even logic signals can produce volts of drop across the
inductance in a short wire. The article also contains an
amusing personal experience having to do with this effect.
Go to http://www.dsmith.org for the article.

I hope everyone had a good holiday season.


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