• The Slave Who Saved a City

    His name was Onesimus. At least, that was the name by which he became known to the people of Boston. We don’t know the name his parents gave him because when he was just eleven years old he was taken by force from his West African village and p...
    • 15 May 2019
  • FIRST Robotics Wrap Up: Billerica Bionics

    The FIRST competition has come to an end, to conclude our blog series we want to congratulate the teams on their successes. We are incredibly proud of all the teams, especially the teams that we were able to sponsor this past year. We cannot wait to ...
    • 14 May 2019
  • Squeeze Toys for Sensory Integration

    What is sensory integration? Why is it important? Sensory integration is the way our brains organize and interpret basic human sensory information which include sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.Poor sensory integration can mean delays in langu...
    • 7 May 2019
  • Season Wrap Up: FIRST Westwood Robotics Team:1757 Wolverines

    In this blog series we have talked to teams about their FIRST Robotics season, the struggles they have faced, and the experience they’ve gained through being apart of their school’s FIRST Robotics teams.  The FIRST Robotics Worl...
    • 29 Apr 2019
  • Leveling the Playing Field - Board Games for All!

    Back in Dec ‘18,  when the NGO Samarthanam visited us, we were filled with awe, looking at the expertise of their visually challenged volunteers  in using computers and mobile phones. They were able to use them just like anyone w...
    • 24 Apr 2019
  • 2019 FIRST Robotics District Chairman Award Winners: Team 3467 - The Windham Windup

    This week, we take you inside the FIRST Robotics Team 3467- The Windham Windup. This team consists of 30 members all with the same mission: to cultivate interest, understanding and skills in the field of engineering and technology. The team encourage...
    • 12 Apr 2019
  • Toys for All: Hand Games for the Visually Impaired

    I remember, I remember,  Where I was used to swing,  And thought the air must rush as fresh  To swallows on the wing;  My spirit flew in feathers then,  These lines from the famous poem ‘I Remember, I Remember’ by...
    • 12 Apr 2019
  • The Speed of Communication

    Five billion people sent almost 10 trillion texts last year. Even more remarkable is most of those texts got to their intended recipient within seconds. It is hard to explain to people born after Bill Clinton was President how it wasn’t always ...
    • 10 Apr 2019
  • Behind the Scenes: FIRST Robotics Team 5962 - perSEVERE

    In this edition of Behind the Scenes, we talked to FIRST Robotics Team 5962 - perSEVERE based out of the Merrimack Valley. Lead by team mentor Mike Johnston, this team has had tremendous success as of late. Established in 2016 this team has coll...
    • 29 Mar 2019
  • Improving Connections by Enhancing Communication

    As we formed the team and got set up and ready for Project Playtime in Greensboro we knew we were tasked with creating something that could positively impact the lives of differently abled individuals. If we were going to be successful in our endeavo...
    • 26 Mar 2019
  • Behind the Scenes: FIRST Robotics Team 5679 - Girls On Fire

    Welcome to our FIRST Robotics blog! Analog Devices sponsors 24 teams in the FIRST Robotics competition each year. This week, we go behind the scenes with the FIRST Robotics Team 5679 - Girls On Fire. Lead by Analog Devices, Kristen Chong, these ...
    • 26 Mar 2019
  • Focus on Futbol - Team Spotlight

    Welcome back to the Project Playtime blog. This week we will begin a series of team spotlights; first up, Focus on Futbol! The Focus on Futbol team includes eight dedicated and enthusiastic employees from multiple locations and groups throughout the ...
    • 13 Mar 2019
  • Local Teams, Global Impact

    What do Frugal Innovators, Toy Story and Lemons have in common? These are just a few of the cool team names chosen by those partaking in Project Playtime. This week, we will introduce you to our local teams, their projects, and progress in the first ...
    • 26 Feb 2019
  • Solving Problems While Having Fun: Introducing Project Playtime

    Welcome to the Project Playtime blog! This biweekly installation will include details on teams from all over the globe participating in Project Playtime. We will share their stories of trials and triumphs as well as many impressive philanthropic...
    • 14 Feb 2019
  • Was This Man the World's First DJ?

    His name was Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, and some say that what he did in December 1906 led to Wolfman Jack, Martin Block, Murray the K and anyone else (including yours truly) who made a living playing records on the radio. For, if the story is true, ...
    • 7 Feb 2019
  • The "Burning Issue" with Resistor Cords (and how to solve them)

    In a previous blog, “Philco Radio and the Changing of ‘State of the Art’ Technology,” I wrote how, beginning in the mid-1930s, manufacturers of AM radios used a new circuit design, most often containing five tubes, which becam...
    • 17 Jan 2019
  • Top 11 Finalists: Anveshan 2019 Fellowship

    We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our contest. We saw incredible stories of passion, perseverance, and creativity. The big day is almost here and excitement is building!  We’ve spent the last week locked in de...
    • 10 Jan 2019
  • Giving Thanks For All Experiences

    After a recent trip to Texas A&M that included a very much unwanted guest, Mr. Murphy, I thought it would be a great topic to write about giving thanks even when things aren't going quite like we expected or we hoped.  Murphy's Law d...
    • 3 Dec 2018
  • ADI Standard Space Products Screening: Group A Testing

    Last month we started looking at the screening for ADI's standard space product portfolio.  We made it through several steps in the screening process.  This month we pick up things with Group A testing.  Group A testing is the elec...
    • 22 Oct 2018
  • Anveshan 2019 Fellowship - Extended Deadline!

    Are you a student innovator, who has the entrepreneurial spirit and a dream to create something new to build the future? If yes, we are looking for you.  Do you have an idea for India that can disrupt the industry and change the way we live? If...
    • 11 Oct 2018
  • Standard Space Product Screening

    In my last few blogs we have had an underlying principle which is the high reliability required for space applications.  We've looked at the different sources of radiation and discussed in length the different types of radiation tests includ...
    • 28 Sep 2018
  • Space Mission Lifetimes

    I have been at ADI now for the last 8 years and am working on year 9.  This is fairly short by ADI standards with many here with 15-20+ year tenures.  However, in my total career now of about 14 years I have been able to see a good bit of a...
    • 20 Aug 2018
  • Edison & the Elephant NOT in the Room

    In my last blog, I wrote about a young man from Ohio who came to Boston and worked feverishly in a Scollay Square laboratory on an invention whose sale he hoped would start him on his fortune. But the young man was unable to sell the device an...
    • 1 Aug 2018
  • Why All This Stringent Testing?

    In my last several blogs I've been talking a lot about radiation testing.  At the beginning of the series of blogs I've been posting we looked at the various types of radiation testing that are performed for products going into space application...
    • 27 Jul 2018
  • Shakespeare, Rumrunners, and Pearl Harbor

    It was April 21, 1916 and the people of Chicago were enjoying a beautiful Spring day, their city's grueling winter behind them and the unrelenting heat of summer a few months ahead. The Chicago Cubs baseball team had opened their first season at the ...
    • 16 Jul 2018