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Statistical simulations to replace corner simulations?
Brandt Braswell  
7/24/2016   Post a comment
Will the designer no longer be able to run corner simulations with confidence - are statistical simulations the only viable option?
Go ASIC for Analog?
Analog Angle  
7/20/2016   2 comments
Analog ASICs offer an alternative that deserves serious consideration, despite the huge number of excellent, off-the-shelf analog ICs.
NASA Juno electronics study Jupiter: Gravity Science Experiment
Steve Taranovich  
7/19/2016   Post a comment
The Juno spacecraft now orbiting Jupiter has a suite of science instruments which will investigate the existence of a possible solid planetary core, map Jupiter’s intense magnetic field, measure the amount of water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere, and observe the planet’s auroras
The Calculator: An Important Engineering Tool
Dennis Feucht  
7/19/2016   6 comments
With the emergence of hand-sized computers, calculators have lost some of their former prominence, yet they continue to be a convenient and important engineering tool.
The HP15C returns as an iPhone app
Ken Coffman  
7/18/2016   4 comments
HP15C revisited
Short notes about lightning: Part 1
Victor Lorenzo  
7/18/2016   3 comments
For engineers and technicians, the event of changing occupation tends to come associated with the challenge of diving into new knowledge areas. Entering into the lightning research and protection world is one remarkable example.
Virtual Eval Through the Eyes of an ADC, Part 2
Jonathan Harris  
7/15/2016   Post a comment
Now that we’ve had a chance to learn a bit about the tool we will take a look at using Virtual Eval to predict the performance of the AD9680-500 which has integrated digital downconverters (DDCs) and will compare simulated data to measured data.
The i-Robot: A new approach to robotics to make our life easier and safer, Part 3
Busy Blogger  
7/9/2016   3 comments
Robots might make our daily life more comfortable by mean of the IOT technology that is further spreading all around the world taking to the creation of smart homes
i-Robot: A new approach to robotics to make our life easier and safer, Part 2
Busy Blogger  
7/9/2016   4 comments
A good example of this concept is a medical robot that is utilized by helping a doctor during a surgery.
eGaN Technology Reliability and Physics of Failure Blog #3
Chris Jakubiec  
7/9/2016   3 comments
In this installment we will examine the stress tests that EPC devices are subjected to prior to being considered qualified products
Common-Base Bypassing and How It Affects CB Frequency Response
Dennis Feucht  
7/8/2016   4 comments
The common-base (CB) BJT configuration is the second stage of cascode amplifiers. It is useful as a voltage translator to the high side of an amplifier with a large voltage range. This article addresses the question of how the RB, CB combination at the base node affects the frequency response.
Active Signal Characterization
Steven LeBoeuf, Ph.D.  
7/8/2016   Post a comment
The accuracy of biometric wearables continues to get a great deal of attention, particularly related to the accuracy of optical heart rate monitors in consumer wearable devices today. There are many aspects to answering that question, but this post will focus on one of the most important aspects known as “active signal characterization”.
Time, Frequency, and Spatiotemporal Domains
Raj Nair  
7/6/2016   Post a comment
DVD is a key measure of chip power integrity, and requires careful inspection during chip design. It is a sign-off gating aspect of chip power delivery.
Danger, Will Robinson
Aubrey Kagan  
7/5/2016   13 comments

You think that rectification of a signal for power is a trivial matter. Beware, some people think they know, but what they know is dangerous. And that’s without hidden gotchas.

The i-Robot: A new approach to robotics to make our life easier and safer, Part 1
Busy Blogger  
7/2/2016   Post a comment
Electronics applied to the robotics is playing an important role in the didactical programs of many students of different countries
Signal Chain Basics #114: Estimate the effect of DC/DC supply ripple on a SAR ADC acquisition system
Signal Chain Basics  
7/1/2016   Post a comment
When designing circuits with precision analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), designers must carefully consider all sources of noise in the acquisition system, including noise injected through the power supplies.
NASA Juno Spacecraft Radio
Steve Taranovich  
6/28/2016   9 comments
The NASA spacecraft, Juno, is about to complete its 1.8 billion mile journey to Jupiter and go into orbit around the giant planet on July 4.
Is AI biased?
Steve Taranovich  
6/28/2016   2 comments
The “I” in Artificial Intelligence (AI) relies on inputs from the human beings that create it and teach it. Crawford says that Sexism, racism and other forms of discrimination are being built into the machine-learning algorithms that underlie the technology behind many “intelligent” systems that shape how we are categorized and advertised to.
Two Technology Setbacks on the Same Day
Scott Deuty  
6/28/2016   9 comments
There are times when technology impacts your view on life. Recently, Facebook posts hit two of my soft spots in the same day; changing tires and bailing hay.
Op Amps: Transconductance versus Voltage Feedback
Scott Deuty  
6/23/2016   10 comments
The subject of transconductance op amps versus voltage feedback op amps has always intrigued me. Therefore, I thought it would be a good issue for the Planet Analog audience to debate.
Virtual Eval Through the Eyes of an ADC
Jonathan Harris  
6/21/2016   2 comments
As I mentioned in my last blog I would like to take some time in this blog to introduce you to the new online simulator tool offered by Analog Devices called Virtual Eval.
Book Review: Linear Circuit Transfer Functions
Dennis Feucht  
6/21/2016   Post a comment
Circuits can often be compartmentalized into stages with only one or two reactances in each stage. These circuits can be formidable to analyze for engineers unaccustomed to using much math, yet Basso’s book presents higher-level circuit theorems or methods that reduce their apparent complexity.
Thinking Beyond Stop-Start
Shaw Lynds  
6/18/2016   2 comments
As the country’s corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards rise, what are car manufacturers to do?
The Munich discovery without which Silicon Valley may never have been born: A resistance story
Steve Taranovich  
6/15/2016   6 comments
There is probably nowhere in the world more closely associated with the electronic components industry than California and, most notably, Silicon Valley. However, one concept that underpins the whole industry - that of electrical resistance - was discovered in Munich, Bavaria, which became part of the German Empire in 1871.
I-Sport: How smart sports equipment powered with smart integrated electronic devices can enhance our sport activities, Part 3
Luca Difalco  
6/15/2016   1 comment
Electronics technology holds promises of increasing prevention of the consequences of traumas occurred during sports activities, and at the same time offers an interesting possibility: people who use wearable electronic devices are challenged to become more aware of their movements and activities throughout the day, making their lives more active and health oriented.
Simple μ C-Based A/D Converters, Part 2: Σ -Δ
Dennis Feucht  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
Microcontrollers (μCs) often contain a comparator that can implement a precise analog-to-digital (A/D) converter (ADC) with the addition of only an external resistor and capacitor. It is a charge-balancing or Σ- Δ (or Δ -Σ) ADC.
DVD Variation with Load Vector Delays
Raj Nair  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
In the following experiment, we explore DVD variance with another aspect of PDN load currents. Here, we explore the temporal relationship between load vectors: time/phase delays between load maxima.
Organic and Printed Electronics: A new approach to electronics, Part 2
Busy Blogger  
6/13/2016   1 comment
What could be the application of organic LED displays in some important sectors of the electronics market such as the automotive market or in the mobile phones sector?
Who killed that component?
James Bryant  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
Why do unstressed components sometimes fail for no obvious reason?
Top 10 recent high speed significant electronics technologies that designers need to know about
Steve Taranovich  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
Top 10 high speed significant electronics events
Four new elements added to the Periodic Table
Steve Taranovich  
6/11/2016   2 comments
My thoughts are in the area of new and improved semiconductor materials for the future.
Organic and Printed Electronics: A new approach to electronics, Part 1
Busy Blogger  
6/8/2016   1 comment
The introduction of a new material has recently changed the way of thinking in the electronics technology.
Integrated Capacitive PGAs in ADCs, Part 2: Practical Examples
Steve Taranovich  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
Some Practical examples
Time Management
Scott Deuty  
6/6/2016   1 comment
Managing your time
Simple μC-Based A/D Converters, Part 1
Dennis Feucht  
6/3/2016   1 comment
One useful dynamic application of μCs is as analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). ADCs over the years have gone from complete DVMs as instruments to embedded subsystems, to a few components. This two-part article presents some minimalist techniques for implementing μC-based ADCs.
Intelligent Power Switches for 48V battery applications
Steve Taranovich  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
In the not-too-distant future, high-end diesel and gasoline cars may have two batteries on board: the main one is defined as “48V,” and the secondary will be a “12V.”
Analog and Digital morphing closer together?
Steve Taranovich  
6/1/2016   Post a comment
I have been noticing some very significant indications in the industry where Analog functions are being tied very closely into the Digital realm.
Smart air control: A strategy based on IOT technology to preserve the quality of the air that we breathe, Part 2
Busy Blogger  
6/1/2016   Post a comment
How is it possible to realize an effective control of the quality of the air through the NDIR sensors?
Run RFID run...
Victor Lorenzo  
5/31/2016   Post a comment
Wireless communication enabling technologies are under constant evolution, especially in terms of power consumption efficiency and security. But not always the most dangerous security breaches come from the underlying security platform.
800 Pound Gorilla, Part 2: Letni
Scott Deuty  
5/30/2016   2 comments
If you are in power electronics, you may have been the tail wagged by the dog Letni. In order to power microprocessors, the Voltage Regulator Module specifications were created.
800 Pound Gorilla Part 1: Microsoft Installing Windows 10 Without Permission
Scott Deuty  
5/29/2016   1 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   3 comments
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.
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Will the designer no longer be able to run corner simulations with confidence - are statistical simulations the only viable option?
Analog ASICs offer an alternative that deserves serious consideration, despite the huge number of excellent, off-the-shelf analog ICs.
The Juno spacecraft now orbiting Jupiter has a suite of science instruments which will investigate the existence of a possible solid planetary core, map Jupiter’s intense magnetic field, measure the amount of water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere, and observe the planet’s auroras
With the emergence of hand-sized computers, calculators have lost some of their former prominence, yet they continue to be a convenient and important engineering tool.
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