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Ask the Experts Q&A: Transistors
Steve Taranovich  
4/23/2014   Post a comment
Q&A summary from Planet Analog's Ask the Experts session on transistors.
Ask the Experts Session Today at 1PM EDT
Steve Taranovich  
4/23/2014   Post a comment
Here's the Planet Analog ask the experts link for today.
Confused by Parametric Parts Search Tools? Maybe It's Time for a Better Tool
Bharat Shenoy  
4/23/2014   Post a comment
One of the most time-consuming aspects of the fuse selection process is sifting through all the available options.
Discretion Is the Better Part: Choosing Transistors
Steve Taranovich  
4/22/2014   5 comments
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 first installment
A Better Way to Manage Leakage Current Failures in LED Backlights
Richard Chung  
4/21/2014   Post a comment
The BoostPak family (Figure 1) uses a single package to house two devices: a 100 V MOSFET and a 150 V NP diode.
Temperature Measurement, Part 3
Aubrey Kagan  
4/21/2014   5 comments
The basic sensor is normally just a diode, and you could stick with just that if it suits your purposes.
Ask the Experts Nugget No. 3: Power Supply Rejection in an LDO Regulator
Steve Taranovich  
4/21/2014   4 comments
More tutorial nuggets courtesy of Greg Waterfall of Texas Instruments, one of our experts for Planet Analogís Ask the Experts session on Wednesday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Is It Time for Custom Design Tools to Catch Up With Digital?
Keith Sabine  
4/18/2014   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.
ADC Noise: The Clock Input and Phase Noise, Part 3 – Test Setup
Jonathan Harris  
4/18/2014   1 comment
As an engineer it is always rewarding when one can calculate an expected result and see the measurement in the lab line up with that calculation.
Is There Space for Other Wireless Standards in an IP-Connected World?
Matthias Poppel  
4/17/2014   6 comments
With IPv6 providing an address space of more than 280 billion, the Internet usage paradigm has shifted into a new phase.
Failures in Aerospace Applications, Part 5
Paolo Scalisi  
4/17/2014   6 comments
This blog describes the last failure type: SEGR.
'Ask the Experts' Nugget No. 2: The Low-Dropout (LDO) Regulator
Steve Taranovich  
4/17/2014   8 comments
The following tutorial nugget comes courtesy of Greg Waterfall of Texas Instruments, one of our experts.
Bob Dobkin: Mentor to Analog & Power Enthusiasts
Steve Taranovich  
4/16/2014   Post a comment
Linear Technology CTO and co-founder Bob Dobkin is the ultimate mentor to those who need to truly understand analog and power. Dobkinís achievements rank him among the top engineers in Silicon Valley from the early days to the present time.
'Ask the Experts' Tutorial: The Linear Regulator
Steve Taranovich  
4/15/2014   2 comments
In advance of the upcoming ďAsk the expertsĒ session on Planet Analog on April 23, Planet Analog brings you this series of brief daily nuggets as a preparation for you to ask questions during our session.
Internet of Things & EDA
Steve Taranovich  
4/15/2014   10 comments
The Internet of Things was a term initially coined in the dot com era for a wireless network between self-configurable objects such as household appliances.
Signal Chain Basics #88: Fully Differential Amplifiers Ė Basic Circuit Benefits & Quick SE-DE Application Review
Signal Chain Basics  
4/14/2014   Post a comment
Fully differential amplifiers are versatile tools to use in a signal chain, with a variety of benefits.
Planet Analog 'Ask the Experts' Chat for April: The Linear Regulator
Steve Taranovich  
4/11/2014   15 comments
On April 23 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, we will have a fundamentals chat regarding the linear regulator.
Wearable Technology: 3 Considerations for Super-Small Power Supply Solutions
Andy Khayat  
4/10/2014   8 comments
From glasses and watches to fitness and sleep monitors, the latest wave of consumer products -- featuring miniaturized wearable technology and the Internet of Things -- continues to demand smaller, more efficient power supplies.
Just Add a Transistor
Kendall Castor-Perry  
4/10/2014   8 comments
In the next few blogs Iíll talk about some of the circuit functions Iíve worked on where adding a transistor or two to an existing highly integrated mixed-signal device can unlock a new level of functionality or performance.
Batteries in Space
Steve Taranovich  
4/7/2014   15 comments
NASA Glenn Research Center is teaming up with the DOE Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) led by Argonne Labs to develop better batteries for future space exploration missions.
Failures in Aerospace Applications, Part 4
Paolo Scalisi  
4/4/2014   13 comments
Let's continue to analyze the possible failures in aerospace applications, focusing SETs, SEBs, and, SEFIs.
Neuronics: Distributed-Memory Addressing, Part 3
Dennis Feucht  
4/4/2014   4 comments
Albus devised a method of mapping from the input vector (where each vector component is the value of one of the multiple dimensions of input space) by a coding scheme like that of Gray-code encoders or multiphase motor drives.
Temperature Measurement, Part 2
Aubrey Kagan  
4/3/2014   12 comments
In this blog I will deal with converting the temperature into electronic signals and start with purely analog conversion.
Use MacGyver's Methods, Part 1
Vincent Biancomano  
4/2/2014   9 comments
Despite his training, the typical engineer doesn't seem to like too much math. Using established formulas is one thing, but deriving them to solve a problem in a relatively unfamiliar field is another.
Which of These 11 Fuse Selection Factors Have You Overlooked?
Bharat Shenoy  
4/2/2014   12 comments
Simply deciphering the information in manufacturer datasheets and comparing them with the application's requirements can be extremely time-consuming.
Construction of an Emergency Transceiver
Steve Taranovich  
4/1/2014   12 comments
Art Kay from Texas Instruments has sent us this guest blog to post on April 1 for our engineering audience who may enjoy boating.
Colossus Mark 1
Steve Taranovich  
3/31/2014   7 comments
The National Museum of Computing located at Bletchley Park celebrated the 70th anniversary of Colossus, the first partially programmable electronic computer. Colossus went into service on February 1944, used for code breaking and the deciphering of Lorenz-encrypted communications used between Hitler and his generals.
Signal Isolation Reveals True Analog Competition
Analog Angle  
3/31/2014   5 comments
So many ways to isolate analog signals, each with strong and weak points; the choice reveals much about the circuit priorities as well as the engineer.
Failures in Aerospace Applications, Part 3
Paolo Scalisi  
3/31/2014   9 comments
Now letís see the second type of error, the SEU, which is quite common in aerospace applications.
Parasitics & Capacitor Selection, Part 2D: Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR)
Chris Reynolds  
3/31/2014   1 comment
In ceramic capacitors, the dielectric effects outweigh the electrode and termination conductivity, as Class 1 dielectrics have lower ESR and experience the least change with frequency and temperature, so their ESR only drops slightly with increasing temperature.
Parasitics & Capacitor Selection, Part 2C: Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR)
Chris Reynolds  
3/31/2014   2 comments
Itís important to keep the metaphorical capacitor bucket refilled so that itís ready to supply the next pulse.
Parasitics & Capacitor Selection, Part 2B: Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR)
Chris Reynolds  
3/31/2014   1 comment
In DC applications, capacitors are essentially used as batteries for the storage and release of charge.
Parasitics & Capacitor Selection, Part 2A: Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR)
Chris Reynolds  
3/31/2014   1 comment
Parasitics often play a greater role in determining the suitability of a capacitor for a given application than the actual capacitance value of the part itself. In this blog, we'll take a look at some of these parasitics and discuss how they affect capacitor selection.
Looking for Trouble in All the Wrong Places
Steve Taranovich  
3/28/2014   7 comments
Technological troubleshooting, insight and ideas from the experts at Analog Devices to help solve your real-world application challenges
Signal Chain Basics #87: ADC DNL in Precision Signal Chain Error Analysis
Signal Chain Basics  
3/27/2014   5 comments
For data acquisition systems that require the highest precision dynamic performance, integral nonlinearity (INL) can become a contributing error factor when offset, gain, and noise are removed through calibration and averaging.
APEC 2014: Jeff Nilles From TI Reviews the Conference & Events on Wednesday, Day 4
Steve Taranovich  
3/24/2014   17 comments
On Wednesday, APEC held their annual social event, this year at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, the Fort Worth AT&T stadium. Now letís talk technical.
Bipolar Transistor Circuit Design & Analysis, Part 6
Howard Skolnik  
3/24/2014   14 comments
There are many applications for one or two transistors. These can include voltage and current amplification useful for interfacing between other system blocks (perhaps ICs)
Bipolar Transistor Circuit Design & Analysis, Part 5
Howard Skolnik  
3/24/2014   4 comments
In this section we see how to minimize output loading to maintain high gain along with more practical DC biasing.
Bipolar Transistor Circuit Design & Analysis, Part 4
Howard Skolnik  
3/24/2014   7 comments
In part 4 we consider the effects of a coupling capacitor and how to achieve higher gain.
ADC Basics, Part 12: An ADC Design Matrix to Fit Your Needs
Bonnie Baker  
3/21/2014   5 comments
The center of attention and conclusion of this series of ADC articles is to define and compare four multiplexed systems that have 5V supply voltage systems and are able to produce gain changes from 1 to 128.
Failures in Aerospace Applications, Part 2
Paolo Scalisi  
3/21/2014   15 comments
Letís now describe in detail the most common type of SEE.
Letting Go of the Old Ways
Kendall Castor-Perry  
3/21/2014   9 comments
Donít let people browbeat you into thinking that retro is the only respectable approach in analog.
APEC 2014: Transforming Energy Management
Steve Taranovich  
3/20/2014   6 comments
Comments on Mondayís opening Plenary session at APEC. Dave Freeman, CTO of power for TI, reminded us about resource savings again with a great example Ė something that kept us on the hook waiting for the real answer.
APEC 2014: Watching the Kick-Off
Steve Taranovich  
3/19/2014   Post a comment
This is the first in a series of guest blogs by Jeff Nilles from Texas Instruments.
What Happened to Napkin Sessions?
Brandt Braswell  
3/18/2014   17 comments
The use of hand calculations enables the engineer to understand how the circuit being designed really works and the sensitivities that lie therein.
Planet Analog First 'Ask the Experts' on March 26
Steve Taranovich  
3/17/2014   6 comments
Chat session and log in information for "Ask the experts"
Ultracapacitor Energy Storage on the Grid
Mike Everett  
3/17/2014   14 comments
It is amazing how slowly the technology development work on the grid is moving.
Bipolar Transistor Circuit Design & Analysis, Part 3
Howard Skolnik  
3/17/2014   6 comments
In part 3 we continue to refine the design topology towards practical, reproducible, solutions.
Bipolar Transistor Circuit Design & Analysis, Part 2
Howard Skolnik  
3/14/2014   4 comments
In part 2 we define the ac gain equation and expose factors affecting accurate results.
Neuronics: Distributed-Memory Addressing, Part 2
Dennis Feucht  
3/13/2014   9 comments
In this part 2 installment, we'll look at methods for the reduction of address space highlighted by the hashing function for CMAC memory.
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Q&A summary from Planet Analog's Ask the Experts session on transistors.
Here's the Planet Analog ask the experts link for today.
One of the most time-consuming aspects of the fuse selection process is sifting through all the available options.
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 first installment
The BoostPak family (Figure 1) uses a single package to house two devices: a 100 V MOSFET and a 150 V NP diode.
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