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Bonnie Baker
Bonnie Baker, Senior Applications Engineer, Webench Design group, Texas Instruments, 4/24/2015   Comment now  
In DAC BASICS, Part 3: Static specifications, we talked about the static specifications and their impact DC characteristics, such as offset, gain, and linearity. These characteristics are generally consistent across the various topologies of the R-2R and string digital-to-analog converters (DACs). In contrast, the glitch-impulse behavior of the R-2R and ...
Tom Terlizzi
Tom Terlizzi, VP, GM Systems, 4/24/2015   Comment now   2 comments
Just like the quotation in the movie "Apollo 132" and in real life, we design things not to fail. Your "friend" Murphy and Murphy Law 's3 (see Figure 1 below) is out there waiting for you.
Paul Pickering
Paul Pickering, Blogger, 4/23/2015   Comment now   2 comments
With Android continuing to make inroads across the board (64% market share in tablets and 53% in smartphones as of Q1 2015), it's time to take a look at some cool Android apps for analog EEs.
Jonathan Harris
Jonathan Harris, Product Applications Engineer, Analog Devices, 4/23/2015   Comment now  
After looking at the performance metrics in the online ADC simulator tool it is a great time to look at another online ADC tool called the Frequency Folding Tool. It is a useful simulator that helps to understand the effects of aliasing in an ADC. This tool can be found at this link ADI Data Converter Tools. It will take you to the page shown below.
Steve Taranovich
Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 4/22/2015   Comment now   2 comments
Most of us know about the latest Rover to land on the Red planet called Mars-Curiosity. But did you know that since January 2004 NASA's Mars Rover called Opportunity has traversed the Martian landscape a distance of 26.661 miles, just a little more than the distance of a full marathon run. The Rover reached this distance on March 24, 2015 and is still ...
Kendall Castor-Perry
Kendall Castor-Perry, Architect & Member of Technical Staff, Cypress Semiconductor, 4/21/2015   Comment now   3 comments
So, I was consulting into one of our teams that was putting together a cool data acquisition subsystem. They wanted to use (OK, I admit it, I also wanted them to use) my DIY AC line filter (as written up in Product how-to: Decimation and AC line rejection filtering - a study and an earlier Filter Wizard piece entitled Now synthesize your FIR filters ...
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Hey, Don’t Put That Quantization Noise Back!
Kendall Castor-Perry, Architect & Member of Technical Staff, Cypress Semiconductor, 4/21/2015
Let’s Not Forget the Mars Opportunity Rover
Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 4/22/2015
Six Cool Android Apps For Analog EEs
Paul Pickering, Blogger, 4/23/2015
Tom Terlizzi, VP, GM Systems, 4/24/2015
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