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Old 7th February 2012, 04:43 PM   #20461
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Just in from Bdent.com

...Sanyo Semiconductor, officially closed in the United States
In last Bloomberg magazine is an article claiming that American manufacturing is almost competitive, just a bit of fuel price increase and we are here! But how to calculate cost of loss of schools?

Sad news, Scott.
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Old 7th February 2012, 10:52 PM   #20462
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Here is a finessed, nuanced, engineering approach to the problem.

http://www.wenzel.com/documents/finesse.html
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Old 7th February 2012, 11:00 PM   #20463
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In last Bloomberg magazine is an article claiming that American manufacturing is almost competitive, just a bit of fuel price increase and we are here! But how to calculate cost of loss of schools?

Sad news, Scott.
I am afraid the gap between 'almost' and 'is' is huge if there is any difference in price for like quality.
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Old 7th February 2012, 11:40 PM   #20464
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Gee Wiz! An intelligent article on regulators! I would like to meet the designer. I use essentially the same circuitry in guess what? The Blowtorch.

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Old 8th February 2012, 12:09 AM   #20465
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Gee Wiz! An intelligent article on regulators! I would like to meet the designer. I use essentially the same circuitry in guess what? The Blowtorch.
Mr Wenzel has been around mostly outside the audio regime, a smart guy there is more to the world than audio.
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Old 8th February 2012, 12:16 AM   #20466
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Scott, I read just about every engineering publication that I can subscribe to. I am still a life member of the IEEE, and of course, I look at audio publications too. Please consider this, I remind you that this is an AUDIO website, AND I was trying to make the point that the LM317 is problematic when used without 'finessing'.
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" without 'finessing' "

At that point I say " go descreet "
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Old 8th February 2012, 12:37 AM   #20468
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Here is a finessed, nuanced, engineering approach to the problem.

Finesse Voltage Regulator Noise!
Shunt regulator, in form of filter only, single-ended and asymmetrical. It can serve as a voltage stabilizer as well. In such case pass regulator can be easily transformed into a current source, and we are back at the beginning of the discussion.
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Old 8th February 2012, 10:34 AM   #20469
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I think Wentzel uses the word 'finesse' in his app note for a reason Wavebourn.

That means doing exactly what needs to be done to remove the noise and HF garbage from the PSU line. It turns out that you only need a handful of parts, and its mostly fast small signal stuff you have to deal with. Looking at it another way, he turns an LM317+finnessing componenets into a high performance wideband, low noiseeries regulator. You get all the benefits of the 317 (s/c proof, thermal s/down, 3 pin package, good current capability, reliability, fairly decent out the box regulation etc), and then you take it up a notch or two.

I think this is a great alternative to a current source/shunt or a milli farad cap and a 10H choke approach and deserves serious consideration.
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Old 8th February 2012, 11:33 AM   #20470
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Did anybody actually do some measurements on the Finesse regulator? Does the claim hold?

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