Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 2/19/2019 Comment now
Nikola Tesla was an extraordinary, but very eccentric inventor. His rivalries with Thomas Edison are famous. He died more than 75 years ago, but his discoveries and ideas have helped shape modern electricity, including Wireless Power.
The e-car concept is progressively developing through the massive utilization of electronics solutions inside the car which is making driving safer, more comfortable and highly interactive with the driver. This is especially applicable to the new NVIDIA DRIVE AutoPilot (see Figure 1):
Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 2/14/2019 Comment now
Editor's note: Alloys can be very interesting in replacing such metals as Copper and Stainless Steel. Copper is soft, but has high electrical and thermal conductivity and Stainless Steel is strong, but has low thermal conductivity.
Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 2/11/2019 Comment now
Having worked with Brookhaven National Laboratories in Long Island, NY when I was an applications engineer for Burr-Brown and Texas Instruments, I learned a bit about semiconductor materials for use as particle tracking detectors in very high radiation environments. Radiation shielding and use of Rad Hard ICs are essential in this kind of environment.
Alain Stas, Product Marketing Engineer for Non-Linear Resistors at Vishay Intertechnology, 2/4/2019 Comment now
Whatever your applications design(s) - digital multimeter, oscilloscope, on-board charger (OBC), plug-in battery for hybrid or electric vehicles, power supply for a motor drives, etc. - it needs to include overcurrent protection. To that end, you might want to introduce a component that protects your circuit when the smoothing capacitor C of the SMPS in ...
Michael Steffes, Sr. Applications Manager, 2/3/2019 Comment now
Probably no single issue faces more high-speed signal path designers (and supplier support teams) than the risk of instability in higher speed op amps and fully differential amplifiers (FDA). Some legacy literature assumes approximations that might not be prudent. Background on how to think about signal path stability issues will be first reviewed. Some ...
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) was, a few decades ago, a relatively obscure field associated with the mathematics of numerical analysis. As computers have become cheaper and faster, it is now commonplace in cell phones, motor drives, medical instruments, and many other places, often mixed in with analog circuits. It is so common that it has moved into ...