Whatís Driving Interest for Supercapacitors? Steve Taranovich 12/16/2014 26 comments Chances are youíve heard mention of supercapacitors if you havenít yet implemented them in a system design. Thatís because when components experience a 30% compound annual growth rate, it is usually driven by game-changing advantages.
An AC Current Generator, Part 2 Aubrey Kagan 12/11/2014 3 comments When testing, a 10 amp AC current is fed into the module being tested (DUT) and the current is measured across a 25 mΩ shunt internal to the DUT.
EDA Tools Should Be Free Scott Elder 12/4/2014 2 comments The evolution of technology is being hindered by the lack of high-end tool access. Most innovation originates from small organizations with little or no money to pursue their visions.
An AC Current Generator, Part 1 Aubrey Kagan 12/1/2014 9 comments I wrote an article on this topic in 2000 that was published on Circuit Cellar Online. I believe that the basic information that I wrote about is still relevant and so I am rewriting the article as a blog.
Bosch Sensortec at Munich Electronica 2014 Divya Thukkaram 11/26/2014 30 comments When I was having a chat with one of my colleagues with whom we shared the booth at Electronica, I saw a young gentleman with a companion moving our demonstration board frantically, checking the connector cable erratically to see an animated blue shark moving in synchronous with the board.
Top 8 Recent MEMS Innovations Steve Taranovich 11/24/2014 18 comments At the MEMS Executive Congress I encountered some very interesting companies and their creative ideas, which will help bring MEMS to the next level.
An Approximation to the Aliasing Effect, Part 2: Mitigation Victor Lorenzo 11/20/2014 9 comments The level of noise produced by the aliasing effect during the sampling process can be reduced in two steps of the signal chain. The inclusion of the anti-aliasing filter, combined with over-sampling and decimation, are effective mitigation techniques.
Precision Control & High Resolution Steve Taranovich 11/14/2014 5 comments In advance of our chat session on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST, here is our second tutorial tech basic blog; a final one will post on Nov. 17 in order to stimulate your questions for our chat.
What Is Digital Power? Steve Taranovich 11/13/2014 54 comments In advance of our chat session on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 1:00 p.m. EST, we will present three introductory tech blogs on Digital Power.
Is 400V DC the New 48V DC Replacement? Steve Taranovich 11/10/2014 16 comments In response to the increasing interest in 400 V within their industries, datacenter and telecom leaders demonstrated a 400 V DC ecosystem during Intelec, Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, in Vancouver.
Choosing Analog ICs Steve Taranovich 11/4/2014 23 comments Overspecifying -- or calling for arcane and generally unknown devices -- can complicate the selection process and increase the cost of ICs and discrete transistors. You should never demand hard-to-find parts or unnecessary parameters.
Interfacing to ADCs: Power Supplies, Part 5 Jonathan Harris 10/31/2014 2 comments Previously in this blog series we looked at using a DC/DC converter (switching regulator) in combination with an LDO to drive the power supply inputs to an ADC. What we found was that using the DC/DC converter to step down the input voltage for the LDO was a much more efficient way to drive the power supply inputs to an ADC.
ASSNs: The Proliferation of Sensor Fusion Marcellino Gemelli 10/30/2014 4 comments The growing wearable, smart home, and IoT design communities would like to reliably detect, interpret, and understand their productsí motion to captivate users in novel ways.
The power stage of switching converters can be modeled essentially as a PWM-switch. A switch seems to be far from the kind of circuit element that can be linearized, but it can be. This Part 2 develops a linear model of the PWM-switch
Chances are youíve heard mention of supercapacitors if you havenít yet implemented them in a system design. Thatís because when components experience a 30% compound annual growth rate, it is usually driven by game-changing advantages.