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Steve Taranovich
Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 4/22/2014   Comment now   2 comments
Editor's note: The column "Rarely Asked Questions: Strange but true stories from the call logs of Analog Devices" will be published monthly in Planet Analog for your learning enjoyment. Here is the second installment.
Richard Chung
Richard Chung, Technical Marketing Director, Fairchild Semiconductor, 4/21/2014   Comment now  
A standard way to configure the backlight is to use two discrete devices: a 100 V MOSFET in a DPAK package and a 100 V Schottky diode, also in a DPAK package. High leakage current of Schottky diode can be a problem in LED backlight units, especially at higher temperatures. Some customers have experienced leakage failure issue of Schottky diode during ...
Aubrey Kagan
Aubrey Kagan, Engineering Manager, Emphatec, 4/21/2014   Comment now   5 comments
As promised in my last blog, I will start immediately with my discussion of semiconductor sensors. The basic sensor is normally just a diode, and you could stick with just that if it suits your purposes. There are several documents on implementing the diode technique like this one from TI: "Diode-Based Temperature Measurement"; or this from Linear Tech: ...
Steve Taranovich
Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 4/21/2014   Comment now   3 comments
More tutorial nuggets courtesy of Greg Waterfall of Texas Instruments, one of our experts for Planet Analog's Ask the Experts session on Wednesday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Most recent post, steve.taranovich, 4/22/2014 4:23:20 PM
@Amrutah---pleae do ask these and other questions on tomorrow's "Ask the experts"...
Keith Sabine
Keith Sabine, Product Manager, Pulsic, 4/18/2014   Comment now   5 comments
Over time in the semiconductor industry, several technology shifts have required EDA tool vendors to develop new solutions. We are once again at such a shifting point in the traditional methods of design.
Jonathan Harris
Jonathan Harris, Product Applications Engineer, Analog Devices, 4/18/2014   Comment now   1 Comment
Since it has been a while since my last blog, let's review just a bit. In the last few blogs we've been evaluating how to take the phase noise of a clock source and translate that into jitter ultimately arriving at the resultant SNR of an ADC. We looked at an example circuit using the AD9523 low jitter clock generator to clock the AD9643 14-bit 250 MSPS ...
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'Ask the Experts' Nugget No. 2: The Low-Dropout (LDO) Regulator
Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 4/17/2014
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Failures in Aerospace Applications, Part 5
Paolo Scalisi, Senior Test Product Engineer, STMicroelectronics, Italy, 4/17/2014
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Is There Space for Other Wireless Standards in an IP-Connected World?
Matthias Poppel, Chief Operation Officer, EnOcean, 4/17/2014
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Is It Time for Custom Design Tools to Catch Up With Digital?
Keith Sabine, Product Manager, Pulsic, 4/18/2014
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Temperature Measurement, Part 3
Aubrey Kagan, Engineering Manager, Emphatec, 4/21/2014
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