1996 - 2016
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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ...
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The Bluetooth logo design merges two Germanic runes analogous to the modern Latin letters H (Harald) and B (Blåtand) to form a bind rune.
An artsy "L" and "T" form the shape of a hysteresis curve.
An "M," which portrays a transistor gate, is in the negative space by the overarching red "C."
Note the negative space diode.
Two people form the "t" on both sides of the central "i," whose dot is a bowl of salsa.
Northwest Airlines (now owned by Delta Airlines) uses negative space for the "N." (Logo obtained from Wikipedia)
Ice cream maker Baskin Robbins integrates their famous "31 Flavors" number within the "BR."
The Big 10 Conference redesigned their logo after adding one to create an "11" in the negative space surrounding the "T."
Coaxial Dynamic has a "D" coaxially positioned inside the "C."
Exar's original logo integrated an "X" and an "R"
The color spectrum in Spectrum Microwave's logo reflects their DC-to-light product offering
The three "S" shapes combine to render a "greater than the sums of the parts" meaning of Synergy
The number "1" is formed in the negative space between the "F" and the feather shape to the right.
Transceiver company Endwave uses a flowing "E" and "W" to simulate a wave
Amazon.com uses a swooshed arrow to indicate that they carry everything "from a to z." The arrow also forms a smile, implying the contentedness of customers.
Sony's VAIO brand of computers uses its logo to indicate the fusion of analog and digital. Note the analog sinewave in the "VA" and the digital "10" in the "IO."
IN3K8 Solutions -get it? In"tri"cate. They are an IT company. This is one logo that most people probably won't get right away.
Anadigics uses a triangle and semicircle to form the "AD," possibly a metaphor of transforming analog to digital.
"ATER" is rendered using a minimum number of lines, implying efficiency of Advanced Test Equipment Rentals
Anatech Electronics merges the "A" and the "E" to also imply efficiency.
The Milwaukee Brewers use the lower case letters "m" and "b" to form a baseball mitt, with a baseball in the center of the "b."
Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle), uses "U" shapes to form a square of "SUN."
FedEx, formerly Federal Express - uses a negative space arrow between the "E" and the "x" to indicate speed and progress.
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