iPhone 6 Chips & Components Revealed Articles 9/23/2014 80 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.
Rise of the $50 Smartphone: Impact on Analog Articles 6/5/2013 48 comments In the huge markets of China, India, and Southeast Asia, very inexpensive smartphones are being sold by the millions at a price point that is putting downward pressure on analog components in general.
Toshiba begins GaN-on-Si LED production Articles 12/19/2012 3 comments Toshiba has announced that this month it will start production of white light emitting diodes intended for use by makers of general purpose and industrial lighting using Bridgelux technology.
ADC Guide, Part 11: ADC Noise Ė 2, SINAD, ENoB Articles 12/13/2012 Post a comment Previously in this series, we discussed about noise basics and how they affect an ADCís output. We will continue this discussion about noise and cover Signal-to-Noise and Distortion ratio and ENoB, all commonly used specifications of an ADC.
ADI introduces two waveform generators Articles 12/11/2012 Post a comment Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced the AD9106 quad-channel, 12-bit, and the AD9102 single-channel, 14-bit, 180-MSPS waveform generators, integrating on-chip static random access memory and direct digital synthesis for complex waveform generation.
ADC Guide Part 10: ADC Noise - 1 Articles 12/8/2012 3 comments To meet system requirements, engineers need to understand the noise performance of all the analog peripherals in the signal chain, including the ADC. In this part of the article series, we will talk about the effect of noise on an ADCís output.
They say that power corrupts. I donít know about that; maybe Iíll let you know when I actually have some. But one thing I have found in electronic system design is that the search for low power corrupts. Corrupts signals, that is. And the scary part is that the people doing the searching often donít realize it.
In the course of researching another piece, I came across a picture of a solder hand-launching an RQ-11 drone sorry, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in an article on military connectors. The text mentioned that researchers are working on exploiting an idea from Mother Nature- flapping wings - to develop a Micro AV (MAV) that looks more like a bird, thereby achieving a degree of camouflage.
It's a misconception to think that electrical engineering is mostly about doing software, but exposure to basic, analog circuits can change that misconception and become entry to the world of real signals.