Bosch Sensortec at Munich Electronica 2014 Divya Thukkaram 11/26/2014 Post a comment 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 9 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 1 comment 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 23 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 15 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 15 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 1 comment 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.
EMI Noise, Part 2: Donít Be the Victim Edgardo Menendez 10/28/2014 5 comments There is always a source, a path, and a victim when it comes to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and other types of electrical noise. This post focuses on the victim and what you can do to avoid becoming one.
What Competes With Ultracapacitors? Mike Everett 10/24/2014 26 comments Ultracapacitor manufacturers that have commercialized the technology find themselves in a constant competitive environment in which consumers weigh the pros and cons of various technologies to determine which one best suits their applications.
Designing SAR ADC Anti-Aliasing Filters Signal Chain Basics 10/22/2014 6 comments One of the most challenging aspects in optimizing the performance of a successive-approximation-register analog-to-digital converter (SAR ADC) is the design of the anti-aliasing filter (AAF).
Analog or Digital? Kendall Castor-Perry 10/20/2014 26 comments You should be pretty warmed up for "Ask The Experts" by now. Hereís the last of those three conundra. Itís the one that usually provokes the greatest debate.
Narrow or Broad? Kendall Castor-Perry 10/17/2014 8 comments Whatís getting in the way? Are you trying to filter something out, or filter something in?
Time or Frequency? Kendall Castor-Perry 10/16/2014 4 comments This is the first in a rapid-fire sequence of mini-blogs to get your brain cells warmed up for the Ask The Experts session on filter design on October 22.
ADC Input Ranging Dennis Feucht 10/7/2014 6 comments The input range of a single-supply ADC can be extended with three resistors and some design formulas.
Smart Cities: The Future of Urban Areas, Part 3 Paolo Scalisi 10/7/2014 8 comments The communication infrastructure of future smart cities can be used for connecting all the smart systems that are able to manage the electric power in an automated mode, making it possible to increase the energy saving and the safety of big urban areas.
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.