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Nikola Tesla: EDN and Planet Analog's best articles
Steve Taranovich  
2/19/2019   Post a comment
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: Electronics technology applied to sustainable mobility, Part 13
Busy Blogger  
2/19/2019   Post a comment
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.
Isabellenhutte reduces contact resistance and heat development with ISA-CON 450
Steve Taranovich  
2/14/2019   Post a comment
Copper alloy for fasteners with better thermal conductivity and lower electrical resistance than Stainless Steel
Planet Analog's top reader picks in the last six years
Steve Taranovich  
2/12/2019   Post a comment
Let’s go back a few years and see the top ten tech blogs that Planet Analog readers liked best
Smart baggage: A new electronic solution to track your baggage
Busy Blogger  
2/12/2019   Post a comment
Recently, a new introduction has been proposed by the Piquadro Company which presents the Black Square, a new collection of baggage that can be easily tracked by means of electronics technology
Proton irradiation to enhance or degrade semiconductor performance
Steve Taranovich  
2/11/2019   Post a comment
I was not aware of was the technique of doping semiconductors using radiation defects that are produced by irradiation with protons and alpha particles.
Simulate Your PTC Circuit Protection for Free with LTspice
Alain Stas  
2/4/2019   Post a comment
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.
Stability Issues for High Speed Amplifiers: Introductory Background and Improved Analysis, Insight #5
The Signal Sped Up  
2/3/2019   Post a comment
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).
Integrated RF-sampling transceivers enable fast frequency hopping, multiband and multimode operation
Signal Chain Basics  
2/2/2019   Post a comment
The latest direct radio frequency (RF)-sampling transceivers provide a number of powerful capabilities that enable advanced system features like multiband and multimode operation, as well as frequency translation and fast frequency hopping.
A New Spin on a Classic Architecture: Achieving a Fully Differential Output Using Single-Ended Instrumentation Amplifiers
Rusty Juszkiewicz  
1/30/2019   2 comments
Can we generate a differential output signal using instrumentation amplifiers?
Metastability in Space
Steve Taranovich  
1/28/2019   2 comments
Metastability can cause a spacecraft electronic failure. It may render a very expensive spacecraft/satellite unusable and if the spacecraft is manned, there could be lives in danger
Simple Schematic, Challenging Installation
Analog Angle  
1/27/2019   Post a comment
Reality check: Often what appears “on paper” to be a simple, trivial interconnect effort turns out to have real-world installation issues which require some extra time and attention, if not frustration.
The Super-Sensored Car Brings Mixed Long-term Consequences
Analog Angle  
1/27/2019   1 comment
Today’s cars are loaded with sensors and analog signal-conditioning components for basic operation, user convenience, and safety mandates, but there’s an upfront cost and complexity impact as well as longer-term implications that comes with these enhancements.
The e-car: Electronics technology applied to sustainable mobility, Part 12
Busy Blogger  
1/19/2019   Post a comment
Recently, a new huge introduction by the Hyundai Company shows that the potential applications of electronics includes robotics in an unprecedented way through the realization of a car that is able to “walk” by means of robotic legs that can pass over large obstacles
The e-car: Electronics technology applied to sustainable mobility, Part 11
Busy Blogger  
1/19/2019   Post a comment
One of the more interesting trends that are taking place in the automotive scenario is virtual reality to assist the driver in experiencing an augmented reality, thus improving safety and comfort in different situations
Maximizing output power from PLL synthesizer high-frequency open-collector outputs
Signal Chain Basics  
1/18/2019   Post a comment
At the heart of a transceiver is usually a phase-locked-loop (PLL) synthesizer, which delivers a signal to downstream components such as mixers, filters and power amplifiers.
ADI Standard Space Products Screening: Beyond Group A Testing
Jonathan Harris  
1/18/2019   Post a comment
The steps we will look closely at are the fine leak and gross leak seal tests, external visual, and radiation latch-up tests
LiDAR damage to camera at CES?
Steve Taranovich  
1/16/2019   11 comments
Recently, AEye, was demonstrating their LiDAR system at CES in Las Vegas. A man using his new $1,198 Sony camera found that his photographs were damaged after he took pictures of AEye’s LiDAR LASER scanning system
The e-car: Electronics technology applied to sustainable mobility, Part 10
Busy Blogger  
1/11/2019   1 comment
The e-car basic concept is represented by the role of the electronics technology in making the car more comfortable, safe and effectively interacting with the driver. The first characteristic, comfort, is nowadays being dramatically enhanced by the new solution known as Road Noise Control (acronym: RNC) that has been introduced by BOSE during the CES 2019 in Las Vegas
The Beauty of Re-Configurability
Aubrey Kagan  
1/11/2019   1 comment
Early microcontrollers had fixed I/O. It may have been possible to connect one of several internal peripherals to the I/O pins, but those pins were restricted and there was never an option of conditioning those outputs
Look Who's Talking Now-Give Your IoT Device a Voice Worth Hearing
Gregory Mow  
1/10/2019   1 comment
In the not too distant past, if you were seen holding a conversation with a household appliance, you might have run the risk of being committed.
Tradeoffs between On-Die and Off-Die Voltage Regulators
Siddharth Katare  
1/10/2019   Post a comment
The voltage regulator is a very important part of the power management and the placement of voltage regulator plays an important role in improving the performance.
DC Precision Considerations for High Speed Current Feedback and Fully Differential Amplifiers, Insight #4
The Signal Sped Up  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
The more recent Fully Differential Amplifiers (FDA) offer both CFA and VFA versionsThe CFA based versions will also have poor DC accuracy while more recent “precision” VFA based FDAs can provide much improved DC accuracy. Those VFA-based FDAs do come with some added DC error sources beyond the typical op amp terms that will be described here
Top 10 Earthly benefits from the NASA Apollo program
Steve Taranovich  
1/8/2019   1 comment
NASA has an Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization, that licenses technologies developed for space during the Apollo program, to benefit life on Earth. Here are my top 10 from the Apollo era.
What's a Gerber Variable Scale?
Steve Taranovich  
1/7/2019   1 comment
Back in the early 60s, there were really no computers or electronic calculators generally available to engineers. The Gerber Variable Scale was a time-saver for designers.
Controlling Brushless DC Motors to Tackle New Challenges
Rudy Ramos  
1/5/2019   Post a comment
The advantages of BLDC motors extend beyond merely enhancing reliability and relieving the audible noise and electrical interference associated with carbon commutating brushes.
Silicon yields phased-arrays for optics, not just RF
Analog Angle  
12/23/2018   3 comments
Silicon is a viable substrate for functions such as optical waveguides; a building block of interesting applications such as optical phased-arrays and lenless cameras.
Up close and personal with the Shuttle Independence
Steve Taranovich  
12/20/2018   Post a comment
While in Houston recently, I visited the Space Center Houston and toured the 80-ton shuttle replica Independence, mounted atop the historic and original NASA 905 159-ton shuttle carrier aircraft (SCA), which was the first of the SCAs.
A Sampling of Radiation Test Facilities
Jonathan Harris  
12/20/2018   4 comments
Facilities for radiation testing at facilities that are located in the United States
Multimodal Sensing Solves the Water-Drop "Plink" Mystery
Analog Angle  
12/20/2018   2 comments
Even the seemingly innocuous dripping of water can lead to some interesting and often counterintuitive scientific insight, if you have the right sensors to capture the critical data.
It's a Wonderful Wi-Fi
Brent Dietz  
12/19/2018   Post a comment
What if Wi-Fi had never been born?
5G: Where is it and where is it going?
Martin Rowe  
12/19/2018   1 comment
Despite the oncoming hype, 5G has a considerable way to go given that deployment is just beginning. We still need much of systems to get into full production. Then, businesses and consumers will have to buy the products.
The e-car: Electronics technology applied to sustainable mobility, Part 9
Busy Blogger  
12/18/2018   1 comment
This blog series is focused on the wealth of possibilities offered by an interaction between the car’s driver and the smart car powered by means of smart electronic systems that are able to detect the physiological status of the driver and take preventive and corrective actions as well to preserve the safety and the comfort of the occupants of the e-car.
The e-car: Electronics technology applied to sustainable mobility, Part 8
Busy Blogger  
12/18/2018   Post a comment
The future of the smart car may include a smart seat able to sense the physiological conditions of the driver and acting to keep the driver and the occupants safe, assisted by a smart system empowered by electronic sensors and a smart interactive electronic system.
Simple Circuit Measures Relative Intensity of Two Light Sources
Steve Taranovich  
12/18/2018   2 comments
Can I measure the difference between two light sources with an instrumentation amplifier?
Water harvesting from air: Electronics technology extracting water from air.
Busy Blogger  
12/17/2018   Post a comment
The future development of the Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF) solution for the integration and enhancement of supercapacitors may lead to developing an innovative solution to obtain water from air.
Apollo 8 Christmas in Space
Steve Taranovich  
12/15/2018   5 comments
NASA Orion Launch, Descent, and Launch abort simulator
Steve Taranovich  
12/9/2018   1 comment
I checked another item off my ‘Bucket list’ last week. NASA enabled me up to ‘fly’ the Mars Orion simulator!
Overcoming common challenges driving an amplifier with a photodiode
Signal Chain Basics  
12/7/2018   1 comment
A transimpedance amplifier (TIA), which takes the current from a photodiode and converts it into a usable voltage with low output impedance, can provide effective gain for a photodiode signal.
The current drive current sense circuit
Jerry Steele  
12/5/2018   Post a comment
The op amp-based current sensing circuit described here is not new, it has been around for some time, but with very little discussion of the circuit itself. Somewhere along the line it was informally given the name: "Current Drive" circuit, so we'll call it that for now.
Battery-free power for wireless switches
Troy Davis  
12/2/2018   Post a comment
EnOcean has enabled millions of wireless light switches that do not contain batteries and has now introduced the “Battery-free by EnOcean” seal to highlight the self-powered switches’ benefits at a glance.
Worthy of redesign: NYPD Body Cam device and battery design jeopardized personal safety
Danny Rockett  
12/1/2018   Post a comment
In October, a New York City Police Department officer on Staten Island wore a body camera that unexpectedly began smoking and caught on fire.
The Final Knock-Down for Auto AM Radio?
Analog Angle  
11/30/2018   6 comments
It looks like AM radios in EV/HEVs are going the way of the carburetor due to EMI/RFI and other factors.
Would You Ever Consider Liquid Cooling?
Analog Angle  
11/30/2018   Post a comment
Liquid-based cooling of electronics is rarely the preferred solution to thermal management, but it may be the only one; improvements in the underlying components may make it a more-palatable option.
When Grounds are Separated
Frederik Dostal  
11/22/2018   3 comments
Where do I connect the grounds of switching regulators?
The e-health program, a new approach to health care, by utilizing electronics technology, Part 5
Busy Blogger  
11/22/2018   Post a comment
The electronics industry is contributing to the safety and the improvement of quality of life for people, by means of increasingly efficient, reliable and effective microelectronics solutions being at the central core technology of medical instrumentation
i-Robot: A new approach to robotics to make our life easier and safer, Part 11
Busy Blogger  
11/22/2018   Post a comment
Robotics can be empowered by solutions from electronics technology to realize systems with incredible effectiveness that can perform like an artificial hand able to replace a real human hand without the need for surgery and being, at the same time, cheaper than other similar solutions
A Time of Giving Thanks
Jonathan Harris  
11/21/2018   Post a comment
It is imperative to understand how a device or system will respond when subjected to radiation so that its operation in the harsh, radiation-rich environment of space can be predicted.
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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.
Copper alloy for fasteners with better thermal conductivity and lower electrical resistance than Stainless Steel
Let’s go back a few years and see the top ten tech blogs that Planet Analog readers liked best
Recently, a new introduction has been proposed by the Piquadro Company which presents the Black Square, a new collection of baggage that can be easily tracked by means of electronics technology
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