Meeting an EE Legend

Between the general scarcity of “rockstar” EEs, and the infrequency of those big names visiting smaller cities, the opportunity to see Mike Engelhardt present in person was not one for us to pass up! Mike is the creator of the superlative LTspice simulation software, and last week part of the AppliedLogix team got the opportunity to attend his stop in Rochester on the LTspice World Circuit.

Since AppliedLogix is one of only three Linear Tech Design Partners, our team tends to spend a lot of quality time with LTspice! While we’ve amassed a lot of experience with it, there’s always room to learn, and Mr. Engelhardt did not disappoint. Far more than just offering tips and tricks to make us more efficient LTspice users, he presented a great deal about the numerical methods under the simulator’s hood, and how to use that knowledge for faster, more-accurate simulations.

We’re grateful to Arrow and Linear Tech for including Rochester on Mike’s “world tour” – there’s a lot of great engineering happening here, and readers of this blog certainly know how important it is to us that we’re constantly, actively learning and staying engaged with our profession. Opportunities to do that – and to learn from people like Mike Engelhardt, who are true masters of their craft – mean a lot to us!

(Pictured above, left to right: Jeff Toccaceli, Dave Rea, Mike Engelhardt and Dave Reed – I just wish Mike had put on his trademark Stetson hat for the photo!)

About the Author:

David Rea is an AppliedLogix senior engineer and partner. He serves as the firm's engineering practice leader for Fuel Cell and Energy applications. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering (BS) and Software Engineering (MS) from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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