Should We Bring Back Analog Computers?

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Should We Bring Back Analog Computers?

by KirtB » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:45 pm

Should We Bring Back Analog Computers?

"Creation of a single-chip analog / hybrid computer reveals that special analog versions of computers could be used to solve complex problems such as nonlinear differential equations. Just recently, I received a note from Professor Yannis Tsividis of Columbia University, who happened to read a blog I wrote in 2007 on analog computers. In that blog, I ended by saying that 'I sometimes wonder if we shouldn't bring back a modern version of an analog computer.' Professor Tsividis wanted to alert me to the fact that he and his colleagues had done just that. Indeed, they created a single-chip analog / hybrid ..." http://www.electronicdesign.com/analog/should-we-bring-back-analog-computers

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