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Bharat Shenoy, the Director of Technical Marketing for the Electronics Business Unit of Littelfuse, spoke to members of the Stanford IEEE Student Chapter on March 4, 2014. His presentation topic was “Ever Dream of Going to Work at 200 MPH? How About Carpooling to the Space Station?”Before his presentation, Shenoy meets some members of the Stanford Student Chapter of the IEEE, including Jai Sajnani, who is on the chapter’s officers board.Before his presentation, Shenoy meets some members of the Stanford Student Chapter of the IEEE, including Jai Sajnani, who is on the chapter’s officers board.Bharat Shenoy spoke to the students for nearly an hour on a variety of topics, including the Littelfuse Speed2Design program, in which the company partnered with IndyCar racing in 2012 and NASA program in 2013. Racing and space exploration are just two examples of how pervasive the need is for circuit protection.Some engineers think about circuit protection too late because they prioritize designing the core functionality of their devices as quickly as possible. Shenoy’s presentation highlighted how a less-than-optimal protection device or location can lead to functional failures, poor reliability, shock, or even fire.Shenoy provided an overview of the role circuit protection plays in modern electronics design, protecting devices and business assets against harm caused by short circuits, power surges, electrostatic discharge, lightning, electrical load switching and other electrically harmful occurrences.A student examines one of the circuit protection devices Shenoy passed around the room to illustrate the wide array of devices available to modern circuit designers.Standards determine the design of every aspect of a product, including circuit protection. The design process should always begin with understanding the impact of relevant standards. Standards relevant to circuit protection include those from UL, Energy Star, NEMA, JEDEC, CSA Group, IEEE, ANSI/NEMA and others.Shenoy offered attendees a variety of recommendations on how to figure out their best engineering career path and how to adjust as new opportunities arise.After the formal presentation, Shenoy offered students tips for building a successful engineering career, including balancing the theoretical with the practical, getting a firm grounding in the fundamentals of good design, and focusing on robustness.

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