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Formula E racing in Brooklyn: My hometown
Steve Taranovich  
6/16/2018   Post a comment
I have received an invitation by ROHM to a Paddock Tour which will be held at the venue of Formula E in their Brooklyn, New York race on July 12. This is part of the event’s worldwide racing tour.
A real Power Op Amp: 900V at 1,700 V/us
Steve Taranovich  
6/16/2018   Post a comment
High voltage, high speed with high slew rate with low noise are not all easy parameters to achieve in a single amplifier
New tutorial tools for analog design: Op Amp and ADC Cookbooks
Steve Taranovich  
6/16/2018   Post a comment
Today’s circuit designers usually will need to design with analog circuitry on their boards, even if the core circuitry is Processor-based or a power supply design, MEMS/sensor or such. The
Seemingly Simple Circuits: Transresistance Amplifier, Part 1-- Approximating Op-Amps
Dennis Feucht  
6/16/2018   Post a comment
A seemingly simple circuit with only two components, an op-amp and a feedback resistor, is commonly used to convert a current to a voltage. This circuit is familiar as a photodetector or impedance-meter current-sense amplifier.
Hysteretic Control: An old technology makes a comeback
Scott Deuty  
6/12/2018   6 comments
Recently, I found that the area of hysteretic control offered me a change to look in a new area that simplifies control loop design to a degree
Flex circuits in deep space
Steve Taranovich  
6/11/2018   Post a comment
Hansler told me that there is one extended-length flex cable that powers the Rover’s mast.
Pocket-Size White Noise Generator for Quickly Testing Circuit Signal Response
Steve Taranovich  
6/11/2018   Post a comment
Can you produce a frequency spectrum for all frequencies at the same time?
Oscilloscope Trigger Generators: Precision Synchronizers
Dennis Feucht  
6/10/2018   Post a comment
Oscilloscope triggering circuits can be adapted to other applications, as precision synchronizers.
Designing with Chip Capacitors for High-Voltage Safety and Reliability
Rudy Ramos  
6/3/2018   Post a comment
High-voltage Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) are great for roles such as coupling, DC blocking, snubbing, or power-supply resonators. There are barriers to miniaturization, however.
Journeying a long way from 1972 PONG
Steve Taranovich  
6/3/2018   Post a comment
Mr. Ted Dabney passed away recently, but he and his colleagues used a handful of inexpensive TV components to create the first commercial video game, Computer Space in 1971 which ultimately led to PONG.
Image Reject Mixers Demystified
Signal Chain Basics  
6/1/2018   Post a comment
The need to translate frequencies up or down is a basic signal-chain need. The key component used to do this is the mixer, which essentially multiplies two signals together
Single Event Effects (SEEs) with High Speed ADCs: Single Event Transient (SET), Part 2
Jonathan Harris  
5/27/2018   Post a comment
I’d like to take a little more time to look at SETs. There are a few more points that I’d like to cover on the topic before we move on to SEUs.
Space Tech Expo 2018: Keynote by NASA
Steve Taranovich  
5/23/2018   Post a comment
To my delight, the Space Tech Expo first day Keynote address was given by Todd May, Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Mars 2020 Rover will carry a drone Copter
Steve Taranovich  
5/22/2018   3 comments
The Mars 2020 Rover is scheduled to launch in July 2020, with a unique first---- the Rover will carry and deploy a tiny, autonomous rotorcraft.
1920s thoughts regarding radiotelegraphy
Steve Taranovich  
5/17/2018   Post a comment
Ever wonder how we got to 5G? Many earlier discoveries, experiments analyses led to wireless communication, but let’s look at what helped spur wireless radio 90 to 100 years ago.
Understanding current-feedback fully differential amplifiers
Signal Chain Basics  
5/16/2018   Post a comment
There are several features of current-feedback fully differential amplifiers that set them apart from voltage feedback fully differential amplifiers. This article will detail several of these differences and how they impact circuit design
Why are there all these power domains for high speed ADCs?
Umesh Jayamohan  
5/16/2018   Post a comment
To understand the proliferation of power domains and supplies, we need to take a trip along ADC history lane. Back in the days when the ADC was just that, an ADC, the sample speeds were slower—in the 10s of MHz—and the amount of digital content was small to nonexistent.
Lead the Field in Electronics
Dennis Feucht  
5/16/2018   Post a comment
Hard copy electronic catalogs: Be bold, go old, and succeed
Low Intensity Light Detection Requires High Stability, Low Noise Electronic Circuitry
Mike Doherty  
5/12/2018   Post a comment
High sensitivity devices bring with them a set of electronic design considerations needed to maximize the performance potential of the system.
College students and educators benefit as Arduino and MathWorks team up
Steve Taranovich  
5/12/2018   Post a comment
I do not believe that there is anything more powerful in our industry for mentoring prospective young ‘techies’ than a learning tool powered by MATLAB and Simulink software.
Measuring charge/discharge current of EV batteries and other current sense apps
Steve Taranovich  
5/11/2018   Post a comment
Measuring charge/discharge current of EV batteries and other current sense apps
Buffer Amplifier Design
Dennis Feucht  
5/7/2018   Post a comment
Implementing an active output impedance to improve system performance in a differential precision SAR ADC driver
Michael Steffes  
5/7/2018   Post a comment
The differential outputs provided by fully differential amplifiers (FDA) can be used in a positive feedback scheme to generate a partially active output impedance
Next generation of engineers get industry experience at the university level
Steve Taranovich  
5/6/2018   1 comment
Partnerships between electronics manufacturers and institutions of higher education are helping to prepare the next generation of engineering for real world challenges; this effort presents many benefits for both sides.
The tech editorial community mourns the loss of Rich Comerford, our colleague
Steve Taranovich  
5/2/2018   1 comment
Sadly, Rich Comerford, an editor/engineer colleague, passed away recently.
Texas Instruments still carries on Unitrode power seminar tradition
Steve Taranovich  
4/30/2018   4 comments
I recently attended the Texas Instruments 2018 Power Supply Design Seminar held in Phoenix, AZ. There were engineers from local companies from all around the Phoenix area in attendance that filled the hotel conference room.
California Invention Convention empowers young innovators
Steve Taranovich  
4/30/2018   Post a comment
While celebrating Maxim Integrated’s 35 years of innovation, the company chose to host and highlight the California Invention Convention that empowers young inventors and supports innovative problem-solving in California schools.
Smart Mobility: Electronics technology applied to smart mobility with low impact to the environment, Part 10
Busy Blogger  
4/26/2018   Post a comment
Electronics technology has the potential to empower clean transportation especially in the automotive field, by playing a key role into the realization of electric cars or motorcycles.
Smart Mobility: Electronics technology applied to smart mobility with low impact to the environment, Part 9
Busy Blogger  
4/23/2018   1 comment
On the frontier of electric transport, there is a possible solution with an electric bus fleet adopted in the cities of Luxembourg starting from June 2017 in collaboration with Volvo.
Single Event Effects (SEEs) with High Speed ADCs: Single Event Transient (SET)
Jonathan Harris  
4/21/2018   Post a comment
Now let’s move to our next SEE topic which is single event transients (SETs)
NASA TESS peering into the abyss of deep space for life: Are we alone?
Steve Taranovich  
4/16/2018   4 comments
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) may possibly launch on Wednesday April 18, 2018 this week.
The e-health program, a new approach to health care, by utilizing electronic technology, Part 3
Busy Blogger  
4/12/2018   1 comment
The development of electronics technology is gaining importance in helping e-medicine assist patients facing the challenges that daily life activities represent, especially for people affected by their neural system malfunctioning.
Optimizing SAR ADC driver amplifier and RC filter circuit settling using SPICE
Signal Chain Basics  
4/11/2018   Post a comment
In this article, I’ll show you how to optimize SAR driver amplifier and RC filter settling performance by using SPICE simulations.
Problem Solver: Multiplying Digital-to-Analog Converter
Steve Taranovich  
4/9/2018   Post a comment
How could a multiplying DAC be used other than as a DAC?
Maximizing Zero Drift Amplifier Signal Integrity
Jerry Steele  
4/9/2018   Post a comment
Like all engineering solutions, zero-drift op amps also have their limitations. One of the less obvious is a result of the fact that the internal circuit contains a clocked system
Discussion regarding high switching frequency leading to smaller magnetics in Power designs
Steve Taranovich  
4/4/2018   13 comments
I commented to Mr. Ćuk that we should take this discussion to our worldwide, vast technical audience of electronics experts on Planet Analog for a true and fair discussion.
Designing higher frequency active filters to drive differential input high-speed ADCs
Michael Steffes  
4/3/2018   Post a comment
A recent >30MHz active filter design will be described here and updated to more accurately fit the desired response shape.
Scientists determine that Maxwell's electric field theory is in error
Steve Taranovich  
4/1/2018   5 comments
Today it was revealed that James Clerk Maxwell’s electric field theory is all wrong!
Power measurements at APEC 2018
Steve Taranovich  
3/29/2018   Post a comment
Power measurements at APEC 2018
Mechatronics: Power Amplifiers
Steve Taranovich  
3/28/2018   Post a comment
Power amplifiers/drivers are important in Mechatronics because they are the ‘Movers and the Shakers’, so-to-speak, in Robotics and other Mechatronics applications.
Multifunction Microprocessor Control and Regulation of Power
Scott Deuty  
3/24/2018   Post a comment
As I get more and more used to analog control of power giving way to digital control, I often look for applications where the microprocessor is controlling the entire show.
Intelligent Load Management and Load Current Sensing
Scott Deuty  
3/23/2018   Post a comment
In this blog, we take a look at an intelligent load management product after starting with the basics of steering as well as sensing output currents.
Single Event Effects (SEEs) with High Speed ADCs: Single Event Latch-up (SEL)
Jonathan Harris  
3/23/2018   Post a comment
In this installment we will look at single event latch-up (SEL) in particular for high speed ADCs.
Gate Drivers Get Some Deserved Attention
Analog Angle  
3/22/2018   Post a comment
Deciding which power-device driver to use may not seem like a big deal, but how well it matches the power device and design objectives is an important factor in overall performance and reliability.
Output offset calculations in Op Amp-based circuits
Rajesh Pathak  
3/21/2018   Post a comment
In this article, a generalized method is proposed to compute offset in the output when an Op Amp with an input offset e is used in the circuit.
Mixed-Signal Circuits, Part 2: ADC and DAC Dynamics, the w-Domain, and Feedback Loop Design
Dennis Feucht  
3/19/2018   Post a comment
In this part, we push forth to transfer functions in s and z of ADCs and DACs, then consider briefly how to design feedback loops that span the analog-digital boundary.
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I have received an invitation by ROHM to a Paddock Tour which will be held at the venue of Formula E in their Brooklyn, New York race on July 12. This is part of the event’s worldwide racing tour.
High voltage, high speed with high slew rate with low noise are not all easy parameters to achieve in a single amplifier
Today’s circuit designers usually will need to design with analog circuitry on their boards, even if the core circuitry is Processor-based or a power supply design, MEMS/sensor or such. The
A seemingly simple circuit with only two components, an op-amp and a feedback resistor, is commonly used to convert a current to a voltage. This circuit is familiar as a photodetector or impedance-meter current-sense amplifier.
Recently, I found that the area of hysteretic control offered me a change to look in a new area that simplifies control loop design to a degree
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