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 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.
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.
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.
LED controllers and switches improve Matrix Lighting
Nazzareno (Reno) Rossetti 11/10/2018 Post a comment
Modern automotive matrix lighting often utilizes strings and matrices of LEDs, requiring an increasing number of integrated circuits to control them. New designs must usually pack more electronics in the same or a smaller space.
MEMS, MITRE, and DARPA
Steve Taranovich 11/3/2018 1 comment
I was pleasantly surprised that the two most powerful presentations, at MSEC 2018, that will greatly benefit the MEMS industry, were from US Federal Government-funded agencies.
Digital Isolation solutions
Aubrey Kagan 11/2/2018 1 comment
Digital isolation can solve ground loop issues, cater for level shifting, separate dangerous voltages and provide surge isolation. There is a myriad of ways of achieving digital isolation depending on your application and budget. The technology used can be optical, magnetic or capacitive coupling and sometimes a combination.
When Vendor Numbers Defy Ohm's Law
Analog Angle 10/25/2018 6 comments
The basic component values associated with the low-voltage AC charging circuit for the Ring2 video doorbell have me wondering if I am missing some basic understanding.
What's the Impact of Medical-Design Mandates?
Analog Angle 10/24/2018 1 comment
Medical devices from wearable to big machines embody leading-edge technologies, but they also must meet an enormous menu of safety, power, and EMC standards that have major effects on design innovation, flexibility, and time to market.
DARPA's Ron Polcawich at MSEC 2018
Steve Taranovich 10/23/2018 2 comments
Dr. Ron Polcawich, program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) of DARPA will be delivering a Keynote at the MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress (MSEC 2018)
Critical Launch Abort Systems
Steve Taranovich 10/16/2018 10 comments
On Thursday, October 11, the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Soon after the launch, there was a problem with the booster and the launch ascent was aborted
These days, I often code design equations for filter circuits directly into sequences of Excel cells
The introduction of the solar boat is necessary to preserve our planet, which is mainly covered by water; the autonomous drive option is a pleasant alternative
Leading up to APEC have been a slew of new introductions by various suppliers. I wanted to highlight some of that here on Planet Analog for your information
Could a 16-bit SAR converter application reach a dynamic range of 125 dB at 600 kSPS?
My ‘gut feel’ as an Electronics Engineer tells me that the need for more adequate and intensive pilot training is a strong possibility