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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.