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Aubrey Kagan
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Temperature Measurement, Part 2
Aubrey Kagan  
4/3/2014   10 comments
In this blog I will deal with converting the temperature into electronic signals and start with purely analog conversion.
Excel: Conditional Formatting
Aubrey Kagan  
3/12/2014   40 comments
When you right click on an Excel worksheet cell, you can change its numeric type, alignment, background color, and other properties. But did you know that you can have the cell change its format if different conditions are met?
Temperature Measurement, Part 1
Aubrey Kagan  
3/6/2014   29 comments
This series of Temperature Measurement blogs was first published on the late, lamented forum, Microcontroller Central. I have modified it very slightly.
Microsoft Excel: Tips & Tricks for Lookup Tables
Aubrey Kagan  
1/30/2014   20 comments
Excel includes lookup tables that can be accessed in an interesting number of ways. The tables Aubrey Kagan presents here are vertical, but there will always be an equivalent function in the horizontal axis.
Excel Curve Fitting & Linearization, Part 2
Aubrey Kagan  
1/9/2014   8 comments
Excel has capabilities to do curve fitting based on collected data -- and it's far easier than doing the work by hand.
Excel Curve Fitting & Linearization, Part 1
Aubrey Kagan  
1/8/2014   26 comments
Excel has capabilities to do curve fitting based on collected data -- and it's far easier than doing the work by hand.
Analog Isolation Techniques, Part 3
Aubrey Kagan  
12/13/2013   6 comments
Galvanic isolation of signals can be difficult. Isolation of analog signals can be even more difficult. Here are some techniques to explore and devices to use.
Analog Isolation Techniques: Part 2
Aubrey Kagan  
12/12/2013   6 comments
Galvanic isolation of signals can be difficult. Isolation of analog signals can be even more difficult. Here are some techniques to explore and devices to use.
Analog Isolation Techniques: Part 1
Aubrey Kagan  
12/11/2013   Post a comment
Galvanic isolation of signals can be difficult. Isolation of analog signals can be even more difficult. Here are some techniques to explore and devices to use.
Using Solver in Excel, Part 2
Aubrey Kagan  
11/7/2013   18 comments
One of the add-ins for Excel is Solver. It allows you to easily solve problems with multiple variables. Here's how to install and use it.
Using Solver in Excel, Part 1
Aubrey Kagan  
11/6/2013   16 comments
One of the add-ins for Excel is Solver. It allows you to easily solve problems with multiple variables. Here's how to install and use it.
Trace Signals From Behind Closed Doors
Aubrey Kagan  
10/24/2013   6 comments
A repost from the former Microcontroller Central of a blog on modular, portable 'scope/data acquisition system.
Using Data Tables in Excel
Aubrey Kagan  
10/2/2013   18 comments
Using the Data Table capability in Excel to explore the results of varying one or two component values in a circuit.
Calibration, Part 2
Aubrey Kagan  
9/20/2013   7 comments
Continuing the discussion from Part 1, how do you ensure accuracy? How do you perform the calibration? On what reference is this calibration technique based? How does noise affect calibration?
Calibration, Part 1
Aubrey Kagan  
9/9/2013   20 comments
Analog measuring devices should be calibrated to ensure accuracy. How do you perform the calibration? At how many points? And on what is this calibration technique based?
RMS Measurement
Aubrey Kagan  
8/23/2013   12 comments
How do you make a true RMS measurement of a complex (non-sinusoidal) waveform? There are various techniques.
Explore Design Sensitivity Using Excel's Scenario
Aubrey Kagan  
8/9/2013   1 comment
Excel can not only perform some of your design calculations, it offers a relatively quick way to perform "what-if" analysis.
Use Excel Goal Seek to Solve Design Equations
Aubrey Kagan  
6/21/2013   Post a comment
Aubrey (long accused of being an Excel evangelist) offers a tip on a quick way to solve design equations using, well, Excel.




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