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“Also of Interest” and “Elementals” for April 20, 2009; plus recent “Planet Analog” Newsletters

Each week, the editor of Planet Analog finds items of interest and then features them in two sections, entitled “Also of Interest” and “Elementals”. Each cites items from publications outside the Planet Analog and EETimes portfolios. And we also have an archive of recent weekly Planet Analog Newsletters, as pdf files; see the list at the very bottom.

“Also of Interest” and “Elementals” is an extension of our belief that engineers are interested in on-going tutorial on obviously relevant topics, as well as the serendipity of exploring topics which are not directly related to their jobs, but which will broaden their knowledge and sometimes spurs innovative and creative approaches. The first box highlights a items of general interest to the engineer, while the second highlights basic and tutorial electronic-engineering material.

Among the publications we check are IEEE Spectrum , Machine Design , Design News , Laser Focus World , EDN , Electronic Design , NASA Tech Briefs , Portable Design , and Physics Today , plus others.

Consider these items as “online-only” extras, and worth a look. (Please note: there are also links to the previous weeks' editions, below this week's items.)

Also of Interest:


  • A review of the structure and operation of varactor diodes, intended to develop a better understanding of their parameters, including how they are modeled for EDA tools:
    “The Nuts and Bolts of Tuning Varactors,”
    High Frequency Electronics , February 2009
  • This tutorial gives inexperienced engineers an idea of the types of design difficulties
    they might find with high speed interconnections at the device, board and system levels:
    ” Design Issues With High Speed Digital Interconnections,”
    High Frequency Electronics , February 2009
  • Using an integrated flyback IC along with post filtering will deliver a high-performance split-rail supply:
    “Powering The Signal Path,”
    Electronic Design , February 28, 2009

Previous “Also of Interest” and “Elementals” Editions:

Recent Planet Analog Newsletters:

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