Thomas E. Linnenbrink

Thomas E. Linnenbrink
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IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement


Thomas E. Linnenbrink’s development of high-speed devices for data acquisition/conversion and passion for crafting industry standards have greatly impacted the signal processing field. Linnenbrink created high-speed charge-couple device (CCD) technology that set the state-of-the-art for data acquisition and signal processing electronics during the 1970s, when his analog and digital converters realized significant power savings over other converters. He has also contributed to the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society’s Waveform Generation, Measurement, and Analysis Committee (TC-10) since its inception in 1977. Serving as TC-10’s chair from 1997 through October 2013, Mr. Linnenbrink has expanded its scope from two standards to six by establishing terminology and test standards for digital waveform recorders, dataconverters, circuit probes, pulse measurements, and jitter.

An IEEE Fellow, Linnenbrink is the Principal of Teqnovations, LLC, Colorado Springs, which he founded in 2013. Linnenbrink was the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement.