History

Here are a collection of articles relating to ADI and the history of computers. Enjoy!

Fundamentals of the Analog Computer


The heart of the analog computer is the operational amplifier, which consists of a high-gain dc amplifier with a feedback impedance Zf and input impedances Z1, Z2, and Z3.  Read more about analog computers, as written by Robert M. Howe. While serving on the faculty of the University of Michigan for 41 years, Dr. Howe has written over 100 books, received many honors and co-founded ADI.

Fundamentals of the Analog Computer in PDF (3MB)

Analog Computers in Academia and Industry

A history of analog computing at the University of Michigan and the founding of Applied Dynamics International.

Analog Computers in Academia and Industry in PDF (3.6MB)

Advanced Real Time Powertrain Systems Analysis

An analytical and experimental powertrain systems analysis utilizing an AD10.

Advanced Real Time Powertrain Systems Analysis in PDF (3.6MB)

Nuclear Power Plant Simulation on the AD10

High speed nuclear power plant transient analysis performed on an AD10.

Nuclear Power Plant Simulation on the AD10 in PDF (3.6MB)

Missile Simulation with Actual Hardware Using AD10

Hardware-in-the-loop missile simulation performed on the AD10.

Missile Simulation with Actual Hardware Using AD10 in PDF (3.6MB)