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800 Pound Gorilla Part 1: Microsoft Installing Windows 10 Without Permission
Scott Deuty  
5/29/2016   Post a comment
Like many people, I’m not fond of Microsoft because of their control on society while disregarding the needs of their customers.
IMS2016: Day 3 Review
Jonathan Harris  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
The IMS2016 IMS show has come to a close on its third and final day.
The Joy of Patenting, Part 2: Why Patent?
Scott Deuty  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
I am writing this blog in regards to the question, “Why, patent?” The angle that I am taking is from my own personal patent writing experience for my own inventions.
Signal Chain Basics #113: Precision current measurement optimizes motor control
Signal Chain Basics  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
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
Smart air control: A strategy based on IOT technology to preserve the quality of the air that we breathe, Part 1
Busy Blogger  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
Air pollution is an issue that is becoming increasingly more urgent to solve, it directly impacts the health of people living, for example, in areas near big industry fabs.
Low emission flight: Electronics applied to zero emission air civil transportation, Part 2
Busy Blogger  
5/26/2016   Post a comment
Efficiency of the solar cells is a key point for wide adoption of UAV aircraft for civil transportation; a great help to the effectiveness of solar energy harvesting may come, one more time, from the electronics technology.
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!
Low emission flight: The electronics applied to the zero emission air civil transportation, Part 1
Busy Blogger  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
The airplanes flying every day through commercial air routes for the civil transportation emit exhaust discharge gases increasing the pollution of the atmosphere and, thus, of the air that all of us breathe.
IMS2016: Preview and Preparation
Jonathan Harris  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
Let’s discuss the preparation for IMS2016 and preview the show a bit.
6 Burr-Brown secrets to success you need to know about instrumentation amplifiers
Steve Taranovich  
5/20/2016   4 comments
My dear friend, Neil Albaugh—a veritable analog ‘Wizard’, wrote an often unnoticed handbook in January 2000 at Burr-Brown which stands the time 16 years later and will be still relevant in the future as well---Analog basics are “evergreen”.
Measuring an RMS value on a PSoC5, Part 2: Squaring a Reading
Aubrey Kagan  
5/19/2016   1 comment
The next step in generating the RMS value is to square the readings and accumulate them. We need to descend an abstraction level to understand how to do that
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.
A Non-Reciprocal Antenna May Yield New RF Options
Analog Angle  
5/13/2016   Post a comment
When a technical advance challenges a long-held assumption, new thinking is needed--but it may be hard to implement
I-Sport: How smart sports equipment powered with smart integrated electronic devices can enhance our sport activities, Part 2
Luca Difalco  
5/12/2016   Post a comment
Tracking and recording athletic activity with integrated electronic sensors
Finding the sweet spot for hybridization
Shaw Lynds  
5/11/2016   Post a comment
Using the Zakeri model, Maxwell Technologies depicts the lifecycle cost savings of using a hybrid energy storage system, featuring both ultracapacitors and batteries, for grid applications.
Measuring an RMS value on a PSoC5, Part 1: Signal Acquisition
Aubrey Kagan  
5/10/2016   7 comments
Measuring an RMS value on a PSoC5
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?
ADC Digital Downconverter: A Complex Decimation Example Revisited
Jonathan Harris  
5/6/2016   Post a comment
In this installment I’d like to revisit the example that was covered in my January blog post
The basics of 4-20mA current loop transmitters
Signal Chain Basics  
5/5/2016   Post a comment
The most common type of 4-20 mA transmitter is the 2-wire topology, or a 2-wire sensor transmitter
Optimizers and cad tools still cannot replace raw intuition and common sense when it comes to analog design
Brandt Braswell  
5/5/2016   1 comment
The digital design landscape has permanently been altered by the use of sophisticated software tools for use in design.
Optimal Real-Time Microcomputer Architecture
Dennis Feucht  
5/3/2016   Post a comment
Real-time analog-oriented systems often have embedded microcontrollers (Cs), if not DSPs or some synergism of the two.
Integrated Capacitive PGAs in ADCs, Part 2: Redefining Performance
Steve Taranovich  
5/2/2016   Post a comment
Examples of Capacitive PGA/ADC Applications
eGaN® Technology Reliability and Physics of Failure
Chris Jakubiec  
5/1/2016   Post a comment
Field reliability is the ultimate metric that corroborates the quality level of eGaN® FETs and ICs that have been deployed in customer applications.
The Joy of Patenting, Part 1: The Fun Stuff
Scott Deuty  
4/29/2016   Post a comment
This blog is about my experiences in a quest for you, the Planet Analog readers, to get your idea patented and pursue your entrepreneurial side.
10 Tech examples of NASA searching for Alien life: Is anybody out there?
Steve Taranovich  
4/29/2016   Post a comment
On July 23, 2015 Kepler discovered the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a star acting as a sun. This effort helps to find another “Earth” which may inhabit life forms.
Integrated Capacitive PGAs in ADCs, Part 1: Redefining Performance
Steve Taranovich  
4/28/2016   Post a comment
Capacitive PGA Circuit Description and Functionality
Smart water control: A strategy based on IOT technology to preserve oceans and sea environments, Part 2
Busy Blogger  
4/28/2016   Post a comment
The “Venus Swarm” project has been introduced as a promising application for IOT technology to preserve marine environments by monitoring some parameters of interest, such as the level of the sea in the Venice lagoon.
Smart water control: A strategy based on IOT technology to preserve oceans and sea environments, Part 1
Busy Blogger  
4/27/2016   Post a comment
The control of a marine environment may be a high priority project especially for areas that are considered points of interest at a worldwide level, such as the Venice lagoon.
MOSFETs Balance Supercapacitors with Zero Power Burn
Robert L. Chao  
4/25/2016   2 comments
How Novel Circuit Design Using MOSFETs Balances Supercapacitors with Zero Current
Designing for Power Density and High Reliability
Bob Cantrell  
4/25/2016   1 comment
Digital power with advanced thermal management solve power conversion challenges
Antenna Diversity: Blessing, Curse, or Both?
Analog Angle  
4/22/2016   1 comment
The wide range of antenna options offers designers many degrees of freedom, but sometimes it can be too much of a good thing.
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.
Earth Day: Coal-Fueled Power Plants
Steve Taranovich  
4/21/2016   Post a comment
How electrical engineering technologies are helping us solve climate change issues
Earth Day 2016
Steve Taranovich  
4/21/2016   Post a comment
Earth Day: Earth awareness and appreciation
What's Your RF Integration IQ?
Steve Taranovich  
4/20/2016   Post a comment
How will your RF Integration IQ stack up?
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?
Reliving Engineering College as I Watch My Son Go Through It
Scott Deuty  
4/15/2016   3 comments
As I sat talking with my son last night, memories of engineering school came back to me.
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.
Implementing Master Slave Synchronization Redundancy
Steve Taranovich  
4/12/2016   Post a comment
Communication networks have relied on a robust synchronization distribution scheme for many years and it’s becoming even more important in today’s evolving networks.
Growing importance of high-voltage fault protection for CAN transceivers
Signal Chain Basics  
4/11/2016   Post a comment
This article focuses on the increasing need for high-voltage bus pin fault protection for controller area network (CAN) transceivers across transportation industries.
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?
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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.
I am writing this blog in regards to the question, “Why, patent?” The angle that I am taking is from my own personal patent writing experience for my own inventions.
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
Air pollution is an issue that is becoming increasingly more urgent to solve, it directly impacts the health of people living, for example, in areas near big industry fabs.
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