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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.
GaN & SiC Testing Needs Give Rise to a 2,500 V Power Op Amp
Steve Taranovich  
11/26/2014   Post a comment
The hybrid IC is not extinct. Hybrids can be tuned to give superior specifications, especially in drift over temperature and noise that cannot be reached with a high volume monolithic device.
Interfacing to ADCs: Power Supplies, Part 6
Jonathan Harris  
11/25/2014   Post a comment
In this blog weíll take this one step further and look at driving the ADC power supplies directly from a DC/DC converter.
Advances in Electrical & Computer Engineering: Infographic by Ohio University Grad Students
Steve Taranovich  
11/24/2014   6 comments
Our electronics industry is growing by leaps and bounds at a dizzying pace. We need to educate ourselves as engineers daily in order to keep pace with these incredible advancements on every front.
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.
Timing the IoT
Steve Taranovich  
11/21/2014   4 comments
How MEMS is helping drive a new generation of SoC solutions.
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.
Are Analog Design Tools Turning Engineers Into Simulation Jocks?
Brandt Braswell  
11/19/2014   13 comments
Over the years, the introduction of more complex tools has enabled much more capability in the circuit simulation arena. These new tools enable exploring circuit interaction to arrive at solutions to complex issues.
Noise Figure: A Review & Calculations for a SE-DE FDA
Signal Chain Basics  
11/18/2014   9 comments
Many analog engineers are familiar with noise, but not necessarily NF, which typically helps quantify a receiver's sensitivity performance.
Digital Power Conversion Enables Wideband & Advanced Topologies
Steve Taranovich  
11/17/2014   Post a comment
Here's our third tutorial tech basic blog to stimulate your questions for our chat session Wednesday, Nov. 19.
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.
The Engineering Desk-to-Bench Ratio
Dennis Feucht  
11/12/2014   12 comments
When I was at Tektronix, the desk and bench were two sides of the same U-bench, thus uniting the two kinds of activities into an integrated environment.
Navigating Without GPS Requires Advanced Sensors, Intensive Analog
Analog Angle  
11/11/2014   24 comments
When GPS isn't there, you need an alternative. Radical approaches are now being pursued to provide precise inertial navigation in very small, light, low-power packages.
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.
Standardizing the Internet of Things: Why Our Money Is on Bluetooth Smart
Radek Tadajewski  
11/7/2014   36 comments
According to Gartner, by 2022 the average consumer will have more than 500 connected Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets in their homes, and PWC has predicted that the IoT market will be a multi-trillion dollar industry by then.
Poor Cell Voice Quality is Largely Not Analog's 'Fault'
Analog Angle  
11/7/2014   12 comments
The assumption is that audio-signal deterioration is almost always an analog problem, but a careful analysis of a wireless phone link shows this is not the case.
Advanced Processor Chip Scaling Driven by Latest Electronics
Brian Coppa  
11/6/2014   9 comments
Last month, one of the top global reverse engineering chip firms, Chipworks, verified the Core M version of Intelís Broadwell processor, using 14nm node size logic processor semiconductor technology.
Seemingly Simple Circuits, Part 4: Diff-Amp Common-Mode Rejection
Dennis Feucht  
11/5/2014   Post a comment
The two inputs of a diff-amp can either be considered independent or be combined as differential and common-mode quantities.
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.
Q&As Say the Most Basic How-to-Dos Remain Elusive, Part 2
Vincent Biancomano  
11/4/2014   Post a comment
Ever expanding engineering curricula have future engineers racing through all the technologies in the classroom but may not leave them much time for learning how to apply them at ground level.
Q&As Say the Most Basic How-to-Dos Remain Elusive, Part 1
Vincent Biancomano  
11/4/2014   Post a comment
Ever-expanding engineering curricula have future engineers racing through all the technologies in the classroom but may not leave them much time for learning how to apply them at the ground level.
Innovation
Ken Coffman  
11/3/2014   13 comments
I intend this blog to cover dryer, technical subjects, but again, letís chat about another hot topic thatís on my mind: innovation.
MegaChips Acquires SiTime: Another Boost for IoT & Good for Analog
Steve Taranovich  
11/3/2014   9 comments
MegaChips is a Japan-based fabless semiconductor company that has the foresight to value the Internet of Things market as a huge opportunity coming faster than most people think.
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.
Design Considerations in Modern Wireless Power Transfer Systems: Frequency of Operation
Fady Mishriki  
10/30/2014   19 comments
Recent innovations have led to a variety of wireless power systems that can be tailored to many industrial and consumer applications.
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.
Chronicles of Planet Analog Talented Authors: Bill Schweber
Steve Taranovich  
10/30/2014   8 comments
I have always followed and enjoyed Bill Schweberís witty and informative articles from the time he was at Analog Devices on through his time at EDN and EE Times and now as he writes for us on Planet Analog.
Teleportation, Quantum Mechanics & Quantum Bits
Steve Taranovich  
10/30/2014   17 comments
Quantum theory supported by many experiments reveals that the quantum connection between two particles can persist even if they are countless light years away from each other.
Seemingly Simple Circuits, Part 3: Effect of Resistor Tolerances on Diff-Amp Gains
Dennis Feucht  
10/28/2014   12 comments
Resistor tolerances will cause amplification to depart from the ideal. In many seemingly undemanding designs, 1% resistors are not adequate, usually because of excessive CM gain.
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.
Donít Let Lightning-Induced Surges Shock You (or Your Spacecraft)
Bharat Shenoy  
10/24/2014   31 comments
Let's discuss the importance of circuit protection in mission-critical applications.
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.
GaN-on-Diamond RF Device Milestones
Brian Coppa  
10/24/2014   20 comments
Technology achievements with respect to gallium nitride (GaN) continue to propel this material toward new horizons in the realm of RF devices.
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).
Franken-Systems & Electronic Design
Steve Taranovich  
10/21/2014   42 comments
A Franken-system is a collection of development boards, wired together to create a very non-form-factor early prototype.
When Is a Reference Not Adequate? It Depends
Brandt Braswell  
10/21/2014   47 comments
In the design of analog front ends that require low noise, it is important to consider all aspects of the design.
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.
Q&A With Professor Cristian Borcea, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Steve Taranovich  
10/15/2014   7 comments
An interview with Cristian Borcea, Associate Chair, Department of Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology.
How Incorrect Modeling Can Ruin Your Analyses
Steve Taranovich  
10/13/2014   18 comments
Here is a simple sampling of data. Think carefully before providing an answer or a diagram.
Smart Cities: The Future of Urban Areas, Part 4
Paolo Scalisi  
10/13/2014   15 comments
The smart cities project is a key project because it involves many different and appealing technologies
The Enabling Chip Technologies Behind Miniature Implantable Medical Devices
James McDonald  
10/13/2014   15 comments
IMDs have an approximate size of ~15 to 50 cc. Such devices are common for use in the chest or abdomen.
The Plight of the Working Electronics Lab
Ken Coffman  
10/10/2014   31 comments
Letís talk about something near and dear to my old, shriveled heart: the electronics lab.
Layout-Dependent Effects in Analog Design
Keith Sabine  
10/9/2014   8 comments
Analog designers have always had to worry about physical layout to get good matching of devices.
GaN Prospects Boosted in IBM Graphene Epitaxy Discovery
Brian Coppa  
10/8/2014   39 comments
Gallium nitride offers significant performance benefits for a wide range of analog microchips, from RF-ICs to numerous power control ICs such as high-power HEMTs used in communications, energy, and military applications.
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.
Seemingly Simple Circuits, Part 2: Diff-Amp Calibration & Measurement
Dennis Feucht  
10/4/2014   1 comment
With one-op-amp diff-amp parameters defined in the previous article in this series, the following calibration procedure can be applied manually or by a μC-based system.
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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.
The hybrid IC is not extinct. Hybrids can be tuned to give superior specifications, especially in drift over temperature and noise that cannot be reached with a high volume monolithic device.
In this blog weíll take this one step further and look at driving the ADC power supplies directly from a DC/DC converter.
Our electronics industry is growing by leaps and bounds at a dizzying pace. We need to educate ourselves as engineers daily in order to keep pace with these incredible advancements on every front.
At the MEMS Executive Congress I encountered some very interesting companies and their creative ideas, which will help bring MEMS to the next level.
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