Last Thursday, I mentioned the National Semiconductor Application Note 294 that Jim wrote. On Friday, a commenter referred to a circuit in NSC App Note 299 (which Jim also wrote). Jim worked for National in the Linear Integrated Circuits Group from 1979 to 1982. During this period, he wrote many app notes, but getting a complete list of his notes is a bit of a mystery hunt. There are several unfortunate reasons for this difficulty:
- National doesn't always print bylines with author's names on their app notes.
- National regularly deletes old app notes from their archives.
- National sometimes updates the publication date of their app notes upon revision.
Based on this research, there are (at least?) twenty-one application notes that he wrote. They are App Notes 256, 260, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 269, 272, 285, 286, 288, 289, 292, 293, 294, 295, 298, 299, 301, and 311. Not bad for three years' work!
You can find most of the app notes on National's master list. For more details on the frustrations of this mystery hunt, see http://web.mit.edu/klund/www/jw/jw-nsc.html. (After I finish reading all of the Linear Tech app notes, it will be interesting to go back and reread all of his National app notes. I should have done that first.)