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“Also of Interest” and “Elementals” for November 22, 2010; 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 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 , Microwave Journal , RF & Microwaves , 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:


  • Optocouplers can protect systems and users from high-voltage surges, and reject high common-mode transient noise that would otherwise result in abnormal voltage transitions or excessive noise on the output signal:
    “Dynamic and static CMR: impacts to signal integrity,”
    EDN , June 24, 2010
  • Receiver and transmitter testing requires the right combination of test instruments and techniques to evaluate the performance of LTE components and systems under real-world conditions:
    “Measuring MIMO In LTE Tx And Rx Tests,”
    Microwaves & RF , August 2010
  • Engineers at Luminus Devices test high-brightness LEDs that illuminate stages, screens, stores, and streets:
    “Projecting the light,”
    Test & Measurement World , September 2010
  • Analysis of a chaff cloud, without simplifications, using a 3D electromagnetic solver, simulated in an environment with other objects (targets), including a metallic sphere and a simplified fighter model:
    “3D Electromagnetic Evaluation of a Chaff Cloud,”
    Microwave Journal , August 2010

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