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Offline bjdhjy888

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What makes a good electronics engineer?
« on: September 24, 2019, 12:21:41 am »
My two cents:

He can code a Windows 10 OS or Ubuntu from scratch using C.

He fullly understands CPU, MCU and parts at nano level and uses them like a walk in the park.

He outguns Leonhard Euler for his math talents and achievements.

He sells more products than Coke is consumed.




Offline CatalinaWOW

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Re: What makes a good electronics engineer?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 04:47:06 am »
Pretty narrow guy if all he knows are OS and computer chips.  How about antennas?  Mixers.  Higher order control systems.  Low noise analog.  High efficiency switching power.  High voltage power transmission and control.  Automotive and industrial operating environments.  Radiation hard circuit design. 

Actually I would define a good electronics engineer as one proficient in his area which is broad enough to deliver complete solutions to real problems.  One who can communicate his results to others, understands the financial requirements on his products and has the patience and persistence to support his designs through a significant part of their life cycle.  Double bonus points for ability to lead teams bringing out the best in members and developing those who will eventually replace him.
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Offline Berni

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Re: What makes a good electronics engineer?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 05:39:49 am »
Some of the best engineers can't write a hello world program in C, and part of the reason why they belong to said group has to do with why they can't write a hello world program because they ware too busy working on Analog or RF electronics.

There is no such thing as a "jack of all trades". The reason they are really good at something is because they focused a lot of there effort and experience into that subject. A lot of engineers wont give a fuck about C or Linux or any open source software. They don't need to see the source code of there SPICE simulator or EM field solver. It runs just fine under Windows cause they have no time to muck about recompiling things from source to run on Linux, they got some analog cirucitry to design not waste time solving compile time dependency errors.

And this goes the other way too. There are lots of people who can write drivers and recompile a linux kernel as easily as they tie there shoes. They are programing wizzards that can make Linux do pretty much anything given enough time. Yet you might have a hard time even explaining what a pullup resistor is to them.

A good engineer is simply good at the field they work in. Its impossible to be the best in every field simultaneously because electronics today are way too complicated.

Offline spudboy488

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Re: What makes a good electronics engineer?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 11:29:29 am »
A good engineer may not know all the answers but is good at finding them.
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