The Wit and Wisdom of Dr. Leif


December 2006

D-Day (HTML) (PDF)

D-Day Continued (HTML)

July 2006

Oscar Stirs (HTML) (PDF)

April 2006

The Fourth Dee: Turning Over a New Leif (HTML) (PDF)

January 2006

The Four Dees of Analog, circa 2025 (HTML) (PDF)


[Ed. Keep an eye on this website, as Niku finds the time to put up the concluding material, which relates to the amazing insights that can be extracted from a close study to the start-up phase of this type of oscillator; insights which, to the best of our knowledge, cannot be found in any prior literature.]


Barrie Gilbert (aka Dr. Leif), the first-appointed ADI Fellow, has “spent a lifetime in pursuit of analog excellence.” Barrie was born in Bournemouth, England, in 1937. Before joining ADI, he worked with first-generation transistors at SRDE in 1954. At Mullard, Ltd. in the late ’50s, he pioneered transistorized sampling oscilloscopes, and in 1964 became a leading ’scope designer at Tektronix. He spent two years as a group leader at Plessey Research Labs before joining Analog Devices in 1972, where he is now director of the Northwest Labs in Beaverton, Oregon. Barrie is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and has received numerous service awards. He has about 70 issued patents, has authored some 50 papers, is a reviewer for several professional journals, and a co-author or co-editor of five books. In 1997, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of engineering from Oregon State University.


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