Bipolar Transistor Circuit Design & Analysis, Part 1 Steve Taranovich 3/10/2014 Post a comment There are many applications for one or two transistors. These include voltage and current amplification. Described here, in part 1 of a series, is an easy to understand way of visualizing the operation of a bipolar transistor in its linear operating region.
Temperature Measurement, Part 1 Aubrey Kagan 3/6/2014 16 comments This series of Temperature Measurement blogs was first published on the late, lamented forum, Microcontroller Central. I have modified it very slightly.
Parasitics & Capacitor Selection, Part 1B: Leakage Chris Reynolds 2/24/2014 8 comments 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 Part 1b of this series, we'll cover DCL limits, voltage and temperature effects, and takeaways for design and process engineers.
Parasitics & Capacitor Selection, Part 1A: Leakage Chris Reynolds 2/24/2014 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. Part 1a of this series covers dielectrics, DCL, and capacitor types.
Planet Analog 'Ask the Experts' Monthly Technical Sessions Steve Taranovich 2/10/2014 32 comments I will be changing a number of things at Planet Analog. One of the first new (but not so new) additions will be to have more tutorial/educational tech blogs. A brand new addition will be the monthly "Ask the experts" session in which we will have a panel of the best experts in the industry for each topic.
Signal Chain Basics #86: Fundamentals of Temp Sensors Signal Chain Basics 2/10/2014 10 comments How does a silicon temperature (temp) sensor IC actually measure temperature? Temp sensor ICs are very simple to use and work on very fundamental principles. Taking these principles into account allows a designer to achieve the most accurate result possible.
RFID & NFC Enabling Solutions: a Closer Look Victor Lorenzo 2/7/2014 56 comments RFID and NFC are becoming more and more popular every day. As now mature standards, RFID & NFC are also becoming enabling technologies for adding wireless access in smart metering and other applications.
What Can Basic RLC Sensing Tell You? Analog Angle 2/6/2014 1 comment We are so comfortable with leading edge, advanced instrumentation and associated measurements that we can easily overlook what fundamentals such as resistance, inductance, and capacitance readings.
Integrated Analog: What’s Missing? Didier Juges 2/4/2014 2 comments The analog world is still largely plowing into the micron domain, while digital is at the deep sub-micron level. Yet, there have been several revolutions in analog functionality since the advent of the digital age.
Integrated Analog at the 2014 ISSCC Doug Grant 2/3/2014 6 comments When it comes to this month’s ISSCC show, there are plenty of sections dedicated to solving issues with integrated analog technology. Here, our blogger looks at the sessions that offer new insight to difficult problems.
Is Noise Always Unwanted? Victor Lorenzo 2/3/2014 8 comments Noise is almost invariably seen as an unwanted signal, but sometimes things can be different. Noise can eventually be the signal of interest.
Hidden Analog Technology at the 2014 ISSCC Doug Grant 1/28/2014 9 comments The International Solid State Circuits Conference kicks off February 9. While the mass media will focus on the biggest memory, faster processor, and smallest geometries reported, I prefer to look at the analog stuff.
Bring Back the Analog Computer Derek Koonce 1/27/2014 9 comments Analog computers were popular and useful a long time ago. With the advent of digital computing technology, it may seem like analog computers are no longer useful to the designer. You may be surprised at the many areas that analog computing can provide an advantage over the newer and more powerful digital technology.
ADC Noise: How the Clock Input Can Help Jonathan Harris 1/24/2014 4 comments One of the most critical areas on an ADC that can affect performance is clock noise. Good layout and routing techniques coupled with an optional filter can do wonders in improving key specs.
There are many applications for one or two transistors. These include voltage and current amplification. Described here, in part 1 of a series, is an easy to understand way of visualizing the operation of a bipolar transistor in its linear operating region.
Since last year, everybody is dreaming and talking about the Internet of Things, including myself. But that's not enough. We have reached the point where we need to go ahead and put the plans into actions.