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Donít Let Lightning-Induced Surges Shock You (or Your Spacecraft)
Bharat Shenoy  
10/24/2014   Post a comment
Let's discuss the importance of circuit protection in mission-critical applications.
What Competes With Ultracapacitors?
Mike Everett  
10/24/2014   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
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   5 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   5 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   2 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   8 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   3 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   2 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   2 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   13 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   12 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   11 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   26 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   4 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   26 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   Post a 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.
DAC BASICS, Part 2: DAC Architectures
Bonnie Baker  
10/3/2014   3 comments
In this series of DAC Basics, we start out by briefly discussing three architectures: the string DAC, R-2R DAC, and multiplying DAC.
Interfacing to ADCs: Power Supplies, Part 4
Jonathan Harris  
10/2/2014   Post a comment
We look at using a DC/DC converter along with an LDO to drive the ADC power supply inputs.
Seemingly Simple Circuits, Part 1: The One-Op-Amp Diff-Amp
Dennis Feucht  
9/30/2014   2 comments
Part one of a four-part series on seemingly simple circuits.
Microcomputer-Based Instrument Model, Part 2: Instrument Architecture Philosophy
Dennis Feucht  
9/30/2014   2 comments
In Part 2, we discuss Instrument Architecture Philosophy.
I Grew Up in the 80s & Survived!
Steve Taranovich  
9/30/2014   16 comments
What should concern me when testing my heart-rate monitor prototype?
Wardenclyffe Progress: Tesla Lab Was Purchased, Now Itís Time for a Museum
Steve Taranovich  
9/29/2014   11 comments
An Indiegogo campaign has raised funds to save Nikola Teslaís former laboratory.
Smart Cities: The Future of Urban Areas, Part 2
Paolo Scalisi  
9/26/2014   66 comments
Guadalajara is the second biggest city in Mexico, but the biggest city of that country, Mexico City, is moving in the direction of integration of smart energy harvesting technology into the infrastructures of the city.
Why Utilities Question the Rapid Spread of Solar
Brian Faley  
9/25/2014   25 comments
The utility, the argument goes, doesnít want competition from renewables.
iPhone 6 Chips & Components Revealed
Brian Coppa  
9/23/2014   78 comments
A gadget repair company called iFixit, based in Melbourne, has revealed the manufacturers of many chips and other electronic components within the iPhone 6, which has boosted exposure and investor interest in these chipmakers.
Measuring Up to Todayís Standards in Circuit Design
Timothy Patel  
9/22/2014   26 comments
Upcoming chat session examines circuit protection solutions for regulatory compliance in several markets.
Ground Is a Cruel Joke
Brandt Braswell  
9/19/2014   17 comments
Understanding grounding structures is important to help your circuits to work well and sometimes even to work at all. But ground is not always ground.
Should We Care if AM Radio Fades Out?
Analog Angle  
9/19/2014   69 comments
How the cycle has turned: Putting an AM radio into a car was a big advance in the 1920s and 1930s; now, auto vendors are considering eliminating the radio as a standard or even optional feature, due to declining user need and listenership.
Top 3 Reasons You Should Care About Over-Voltage Conditions
Tim Micun  
9/19/2014   22 comments
This live chat session will discuss circuit protection solutions for ESD. This is the second of three tech briefs before the Ask the Experts session.
How to Protect Against One of Your Biggest Enemies in Circuit Design
Timothy Patel  
9/18/2014   16 comments
Upcoming circuit protection chat session explores benefits and selection of fuses and PTC devices.
Design Considerations in Modern Wireless Power Transfer Systems: Coil Geometry
Fady Mishriki  
9/18/2014   6 comments
Recent innovations have enabled the creation of robust and reliable wireless power systems that can be tailored for use in a wide variety of industrial and consumer settings.
Stop Accepting Underperforming Start-Stop Systems
Mike Everett  
9/17/2014   1 comment
Todayís energy storage and power delivery systems are not up to the task of start-stop engine cranking. The discerning public will soon demand the technology that is tailor-made for the application: ultracapacitors.
Smart Cities: The Future of Urban Areas, Part 1
Paolo Scalisi  
9/17/2014   44 comments
The new trend of urban city architecture is in the direction of the realization of a Smart City.
The Analog Aficionados Dinner: Meet the Rock Stars of Analog
Steve Taranovich  
9/16/2014   9 comments
The Analog Aficionados party goes back more than 20 years, when Jim Williams would host an Analog Dinosaurs party at his house.
Freescale Battery Cell Controller With Novel High-Speed Communication Bus
Steve Taranovich  
9/16/2014   2 comments
There are different challenges in the larger battery stacks, and these must be taken into account if a robust system design is desired.
How to Extend the Power Rating of Your Motor Drive
Richard Chung  
9/15/2014   5 comments
Small-power motor drives such as fan motors, dishwashers, circulation pumps, and major applications are constrained by challenging form-factors and lower standby current.
An Approximation to the Aliasing Effect: Part 1, the Origin
Victor Lorenzo  
9/11/2014   8 comments
Working with signals in the digital domain requires sampling the analog signal at regular intervals. The sampling operation can also produce a noise which cannot be distinguished from the real signal due to the aliasing effect.
Chronicles of Planet Analog Talented Authors: Dennis Feucht
Steve Taranovich  
9/9/2014   2 comments
One of the most talented and interesting authors on Planet Analog and EDN is Dennis Feucht, who has written numerous popular articles and blogs.
Microcomputer-Based Instrument Model, Part 1: A General Instrument Architecture
Dennis Feucht  
9/9/2014   2 comments
One of the strategic design considerations for integration of microcomputers into measurement instruments is how to relate the electronic circuits of the instrument to the microcomputer and user interface.
Time-Triggered Ethernet (TTE) Design
Steve Taranovich  
9/8/2014   8 comments
The NASA Orion Spacecraft will have a strong fiber optic emphasis for its on-board data network. A Time-Triggered Ethernet distribution network is critical here.
Signal Chain Basics #93: How to Maximize Low-Side Sensing Performance
Signal Chain Basics  
9/5/2014   4 comments
The most common method of measuring current is low-side sensing. A sense element or shunt resistor is placed in series with the load between the load and ground.
The Power of Light
Matthias Poppel  
9/5/2014   21 comments
EnOcean is partnering with the distributor Farnell element14 for a worldwide engineering design competition. Out of more than 200 applicants, 15 finalists were chosen; they are now challenged to develop an innovative monitoring and automation application.
Power Dissipation: My Arch-Nemesis
Aubrey Kagan  
9/3/2014   13 comments
Experience should have taught Aubrey Kagan to consider power dissipation before introducing a component into a design. Unfortunately, it always seems to come back to bite him.
EMI Noise, Part 1: Donít Be the Problem
Edgardo Menendez  
9/3/2014   3 comments
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is a problem in all electrical and electronic circuitry. This six-part series will discuss the available component solutions for mitigating EMI noise emissions and how to make your circuitry less susceptible to EMI.
DAC BASICS, Part 1: Finding a Home for Your DAC
Bonnie Baker  
9/3/2014   Post a comment
So you need a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) in your circuit? This should not be much of a challenge.
Power Routing in Analog Design
Keith Sabine  
9/2/2014   7 comments
Widths of power tracks need to be considered carefully for analog layout.
Why Data Is the Next Frontier: NJIT Infographic
Steve Taranovich  
9/2/2014   5 comments
The sheer volume of data produced every day is a major concern of the global business community.
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Let's discuss the importance of circuit protection in mission-critical applications.
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.
Technology achievements with respect to gallium nitride (GaN) continue to propel this material toward new horizons in the realm of RF devices.
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).
A Franken-system is a collection of development boards, wired together to create a very non-form-factor early prototype.
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