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Bill Schweber
Bill Schweber, Engineer, Author, Editor, 7/27/2016   Comment now  
Traditional sonar and radar use an echo-based approach, and have been amazingly successful in sensing and tracking vehicles and objects under water, through the air, or even in space. The principle is simple, even if successful execution is not: send out a known signal in a given direction (a ping), and "listen" for the return. The time it takes for that ...
Scott Deuty
Scott Deuty, Power Electronics Expert, 7/26/2016   Comment now   5 comments
The reliance of society on electronics invokes fear in terms of what happens when an Electromagnetic Pulse, or EMP disables these electronics. This conversation came up recently. Along with the 75th anniversary edition of the WWII Jeep, this made for a combination that I thought would be a good debate for Planet Analog readers.
Most recent post, RadioGraybeard, 7/27/2016 1:43:17 PM
I wasn't clear on that.  I left out too much in effort to not run too long. ...
Kai Karstensen
Kai Karstensen , Managing director of Powertron GmbH, a VPG Foil Resistors brand, 7/26/2016   Comment now  
Some ideal operational amplifier (often op-amp or opamp) configurations assume that the feedback resistors exhibit perfect matching. In practice, resistor nonidealities can affect various circuit parameters such as common mode rejection ratio (CMRR), harmonic distortion, and stability.
Steve Taranovich
Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 7/26/2016   Comment now   7 comments
Analog Devices and Linear Technology announced that they will combine.
Most recent post, steve.taranovich, 7/28/2016 4:43:10 PM
@antedeluvian---I just got off the phone with Vincent Roche, ADI CEO. I will be...
Brandt Braswell
Brandt Braswell, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, NXP Semiconductor, 7/24/2016   Comment now  
So I have been thinking about the design environment for analog designers and the challenges that plague mixed signal design engineers in the new technology space as we design on process nodes that have significant layout dependent effects (LDE) as well as strong correlation among devices. The challenge from a design perspective is complicated. Typically ...
Bill Schweber
Bill Schweber, Engineer, Author, Editor, 7/20/2016   Comment now   3 comments
I've always felt there was little need for considering analog application-specific ICs (ASICs), with all the uncertainties and risk factors which I assumed they involved. Why go to all the hassle, when you can go to the web sites of dozens of reputable analog IC vendors, find a "near-perfect" combination of ICs you need, and put together a circuit that ...
Most recent post, Bob @ JVD Inc., 7/27/2016 2:10:00 PM
Hi Bill,   Thanks for highlighting my article in your blog. Of course I am...
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Should the Population be Concerned About an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)?
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