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Richard Erlacher
12/06/08 22:34
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Denver, Co

#160686 - That is not the right sort of quesiton either
Responding to: Andy Neil's previous message
The first question should be on the order of, "Why have you chosen this particular device?" Asking why would shed light on possibilties such as, "The device is part of a panel meter that we're using in our class..." or something similar. Another adequate response might well be, "Because I have one on hand." If one is wanting to use something already on hand, it's no sin. Better that than simply throwing it out.

The man asked for help in doing THAT and not in building a high-quality data conversion subsystem.

There are many ways, it's been said, to "skin a cat" but it's his cat, so, if there's help available, let's help him do that, which is what he wants, and what he asked, and not something else. If he's later persuaded to try something else, well, that' OK, and possibly better, but first, he should have a shot at what he wants to do. Clearly, this couldn't be for production, as the majority of ADC's are much less costly than the one about which he asked.


List of 12 messages in thread
Interfacing OF ADC ICL7135      Chaitanya Thummar      11/19/08 22:58      
   How to interface anything to anything else        Andy Neil      11/20/08 01:13      
   Why not using an ADC with a real ...        Kai Klaas      11/20/08 06:51      
      ADS7816 is much better      John Smith      12/06/08 04:41      
         Hardly...      Kai Klaas      12/06/08 07:04      
         Let him do his assigned task.      Richard Erlacher      12/06/08 10:06      
            We don't know that      Andy Neil      12/06/08 11:40      
               That is never the correct answer, though.      Richard Erlacher      12/06/08 16:34      
                  probing questions are often preferable      Andy Neil      12/06/08 17:14      
                     That is not the right sort of quesiton either      Richard Erlacher      12/06/08 22:34      
               Almost never a best.      Per Westermark      12/06/08 16:34      
   Why not search first?      Richard Erlacher      12/06/08 10:03      

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