IMS2016: Day 2 Review
Jonathan Harris 5/26/2016 Post a comment
. The day started off just a little slower than yesterday but quickly picked up pace and resulted in another day of steady booth and floor traffic. I had some great questions about the products we are displaying in my demonstration as well as many questions on our other technology on display at the IMS show.
IMS2016: Day 1 Review
Jonathan Harris 5/25/2016 Post a comment
I hope that you had a chance to visit the IMS2016 show during the first day. There was a noticeable increase in floor and booth traffic compared to the show last year. Perhaps you all read my preview blog this week and decided to come and check out our great demonstrations at the Analog Devices booth!
Circuitry: Heal Thyself!
Analog Angle 5/18/2016 1 comment
The self-healing circuitry of science fiction isn't here yet, but there's significant research underway at NASA and universities to make it into a reality
The Bootstrapped Astable Multivibrator
Dennis Feucht 5/17/2016 9 comments
Some time ago, I reverse-engineered a low-cost inverter made by Vector Mfg. (now Black & Decker). It uses a classic 2-BJT astable multivibrator (AMV) but with a circuit design twist, as shown below. What is the purpose of R6?
Non-correlation of Peak Noise and Peak Current
Raj Nair 5/16/2016 2 comments
Is a power grid represented with good accuracy as a complicated mesh of resistances? We answer the first part of this exploration – the non-correlation of peak noise with peak current – in this experimental study.
Who ate my dBs?
Steve Taranovich 5/9/2016 Post a comment
I am setting my signal generator to output a CW tone at a certain power, which per my math, should give a -1dBFS signal at the ADC. However, I am seeing -15dBFS! Who ate all of my dBs?
I Still Have a Vacuum Tube in My House?
Analog Angle 4/21/2016 15 comments
: The legendary vacuum tube still has an irreplaceable role in mass-market and specialized applications, but that too may be changing due to progress in solid-state devices and designs.
Supergroup Van Halen Was Once Used to Promote PCs
Scott Deuty 4/20/2016 1 comment
It may come as a shock that PCs were not always common in life and music was once generated through ANALOG technology of vibrating guitar strings altered by pushing pedals, pulling levers, and twisting potentiometers.
Citius, Altius, Fortius
Steve Taranovich 4/18/2016 Post a comment
The data sheet for the amplifier that I’ve chosen for my application specifies a small signal bandwidth along with a large signal bandwidth, and they are quite different specs. How do I determine if my signal qualifies as small or large?
Diff-Amp Uses a Resistor Network
Dennis Feucht 4/14/2016 3 comments
Low-cost integrated resistor networks can be used to implement a low-parts-count two-op-amp differential amplifier with low common-mode gain. Integrated onto a common substrate and processed together, resistors of integrated networks match well and are an alternative solution to discrete resistors, especially for amplifiers with a wide common-mode input voltage range.
An exclusive look inside the Data Center
Steve Taranovich 4/10/2016 1 comment
Google has recently joined the Open Compute Project (OCP), and has announced a 48V DC power distribution technology to the rack and then down-converted to 1VDC or less as close to the processor as possible.
PI Continuum Simulation: Load Modulation
Raj Nair 4/7/2016 Post a comment
How do advanced design changes impact power integrity? This is a question often encountered by power-integrity aware IP block designers. And here is where a front-end analysis environment such as Anasim's PI-FP is most useful.
The Benson High-School Electronics Class Rose Festival Prank
Dennis Feucht 4/6/2016 Post a comment
Every year, a big festival is held in Portland, Oregon - the Silicon Forest - that is not quite as famous as the Pasadena Rose Parade, though its parade was carried on network television in the 1960s, when I was in high-school. In the mid-‘60s, Benson Polytechnic High School was rated nationally as number two behind the Bronx School of Science in New York
Kalman or FIR Filter for my IMU?
Ian Beavers 3/30/2016 4 comments
In configuring my Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for post-filtering of the data after the sensor, I see options for both a decimation FIR filter and also a Kalman filter. Which one is best for my application?
Like many people, I’m not fond of Microsoft because of their control on society while disregarding the needs of their customers.
The IMS2016 IMS show has come to a close on its third and final day.
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In this article learn about options for measuring current in motor control applications, the strengths and challenges of these options, and how using precision current measurement can optimize the motor control solution
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