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Tales from the Cube: Out-of-Spec Problem with a Long Tail
I like the artwork that usually accompanies these 'Tales from the Cube' stories of troubleshooting prowess on the part of fellow engineers. This installment, "Out-of-Spec Problem with a Long Tail," reaches way back to the dawn of computer-based circuit analysis to tell how a particularly troublesome problem was solved by running a Monte Carlo routine to discover the culprit. Here is an explanation of a 'long-tail-pair differential amplifier' in case you've never heard of it.