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About iexploresiliconvalley

My name is Kashif. I live in the heart of silicon valley and have been living here for a very long time. My passion is engineering, technology and traveling. My email is kashifjavaid@hotmail.com. Please feel free to contact if you have any suggestion or comments on any of my posts.

LTspice Lesson 3: Transmission lines part 1

Kashif Javaid In this lesson we will focus on single element Lossless Transmission line (T-line) as shown in Figure 1. Lossless T line simulation will be introduced here. One of the goal of these lessons are to give out practical … Continue reading

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LTspice Lesson 2: Node Voltage and Mesh Current Analysis using LTSpice

LTspice command: .op Node voltage and Mesh current are methods that systematically calculate voltages and currents in a circuit. Although LTspice calculate voltages and currents by using sophisticated network theory, but nonetheless, it can be useful to match the node … Continue reading

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Why I returned my 2019 Tesla Model X?

Kids and we were very excited that we bought Tesla Model X (Long range with Full Self-Driving Capability) which was delivered to our door on June 18, 2019 in our Sunnyvale, CA house. In-fact our whole extended family including our … Continue reading

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Unconventional guide to becoming a leader and being a leader

Kashif Javaid I recently took Advanced Leadership class in Santa Clara University as a part of my MSEE program. Class discussion took turn from conventional view of becoming a leader to philosophical yet practical view. Becoming a leader and being … Continue reading

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LTspice Lesson 1: Generating IV curves

Kashif Javaid “Never perform a measurement or simulation without first anticipating the results you expect to see.” ~Eric Bogatin’s Rule # 9 Learn these spice commands: .dc .param In these 10 lesson series, we will explore LTspice circuit simulator. Assumption is … Continue reading

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Tales of a system design that worked

Early in my career at National Semiconductor (now merged with Texas Instrument), we were spitting out 7+ different audio chips each quarter in a fiscal year. Some of them were brand new design or some were just a little tweak … Continue reading

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A Concise Guide To Patagonia Torres del Paine W-Trek

Life is all about pushing yourself to the limit and knowing little details that makes the life so worth living in which appreciation manifest.  Kashif Javaid Wow, what an adventure and thrill we just experienced in one of world true … Continue reading

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