Edwin H Armstrong was a major pioneer and inventor and developer in the field of radio communications.
He pioneered various forms of radio, as well as discovering the fact that frequency modulation could provide many advantages for radio communications, especially in the field of broadcasting.
In view of his profile, there are many facts about Edwin H Armstrong, and a number of quotes that have been captured.
Edwin Armstrong facts
A summary of some of the chief facts about the life of Edwin Armstrong:
|Key Edwin Armstrong Facts|
|Birth date||18 December 1890|
|Birth place||New York|
|Father||John Armstrong who was an executive with Oxford University Press|
|Mother||Emily Armstrong, nee Smith, a teacher|
|Death||31 January 1954|
Committed suicide by jumping from his apartment window in New York
|Number of patents||42|
|Employment||Professor at Columbia University|
|Major developments||Regenerative radio|
Frequency modulation as a mode for radio communications & broadcast
|Awards and honours||Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (1919)|
Added to ITU list of electrical pioneers
Inducted to Consumer Electronics Hall of fame (2000)
US postage stamp issued in his honour (1983)
Franklin Medal (1941)
US Medal of Merit
Edwin Armstrong quotes
There are a number of Edwin Armstrong quotes that have been captured and make interesting reading;
- It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so.
- I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics.
- Men substitute words for realities and then talk about the words.