Improving DC Output Voltage Accuracy Steve Taranovich 7/22/2014 9 comments Here is the third of three short tech nuggets, by Rich Nowakowski from TI, before our “Ask the Experts” session on Wednesday, July 23, at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT).
How a Coffee Packaging Machine Educated Me Aubrey Kagan 7/18/2014 18 comments One of my first projects was to design a control for a coffee packaging machine. It was in the late 70s and microprocessors were on everybody's lips, but few actually knew anything about them.
Energy Harvesting for Wearables Thomas Kail 7/15/2014 15 comments Wearable applications including smart watches, sport watches, fitness bands and more are growing in popularity, and so, too, is the demand for intelligent sensors to use in them. If analyst predictions are correct, the market is going nowhere but up in the coming years.
Improving Analog Design Time Keith Sabine 7/9/2014 10 comments Designers can estimate parasitics early in the design flow, at the RTL level, to see if they meet timing and power criteria. Thus design changes can be iterated relatively quickly until the design goals are met, with detailed layout following.
The Diamond Plot Steve Taranovich 6/30/2014 7 comments My signal is within the instrumentation amplifier’s specified input voltage range, but the output seems saturated. What’s happening? Is the part broken?
How to Measure an Ultracapacitor’s State of Charge & State of Health Mike Everett 6/25/2014 11 comments The use of electrochemical energy storage in high-reliability applications, such as those supporting the critical societal needs for reduction in carbon dioxide emissions or stabilizing the aging power grid, generally requires either real-time direct knowledge or at the very least, predicated state of the health of the energy storage device.
IMS2014 – The Preparation Jonathan Harris 6/23/2014 5 comments Once again I thought I'd do a series of blogs on my experiences as an applications engineer for a major semiconductor company, Analog Devices, at International Microwave Symposium (IMS).
Excel-Optimizing Resistor Ratios, Part 1 Aubrey Kagan 6/10/2014 19 comments I have often wondered whether the practice of using a ratio of two resistors to determine a particular output is a fundamental property of electronics or a concerted effort by designers.
In an ultracapacitor, end of life does not arrive abruptly and without warning, as it may with batteries. An ultracapacitor will conceivably continue to operate until there is not enough energy left in the device when fully charged to do the job.
What keeps the Internet of Things from becoming a tangled jumble of incoming data from various connected devices? And within a single device that feeds information into the IoT, how does sensor fusion work?