Content posted in January 2013
When Your Sensors Mislead You
Analog Angle 1/30/2013 12 comments
The severely misleading icing-sensor data on the Airbus A330 is a reminder that you must verify and confirm the numbers transducers provide before you take major actions.
Go Offline & Crack Open a Design Book
Analog Angle 1/22/2013 18 comments
Even in our online age of blogs and short postings, old-fashioned book-length works with comprehensive subject treatments can help you learn from the experiences and mistakes of others, since you don’t have time or opportunity to make them all yourself.
The System Is the Solution
Charles Razzell 1/21/2013 7 comments
To present an integrated solution, companies must thoroughly understand the customer's needs. Those that don't understand won't succeed.
Brad Albing 1/16/2013 9 comments
We need more analog engineers. Here's why we should help educate one another.
Integration Nation: A Call to Action
Brad Albing 1/14/2013 9 comments
It's time for design engineers to demand more from IC manufacturers. Engineers want more functionality and ease of use in the devices they design into their systems.
Integration: Old but New
Mark Fortunato 1/14/2013 8 comments
Putting electronic components onto a semiconductor substrate has steadily resulted in more and more devices being integrated into a smaller space.
Superiority of Analog Integration Depends on Application
Joshua Israelsohn 1/14/2013 2 comments
While digital ICs have always scaled quickly from node to node, analog-only devices perform certain functions much better than digital, so the payoff in integrated analog isn’t in the transistor size, but the benefits to the application.
There’s a further cool thing you can do with a spreadsheet that most SPICEs can’t. That’s to use the spreadsheet ‘solver’ functionality to adjust component values in the search for a better-fitting circuit – or even to find a set of component values for a circuit you can’t otherwise design.
Infineon MOSFETs have been embedded into PC boards by Schweizer Electronic AG
You now need to adjust component values to achieve some system goal, such as predefined frequency response or time behaviour, and there’s no closed method for working out those values.
As a member of the electronics design community, I am angry and disappointed with the recent deaths of 346 people due to the Boeing MAX 8 design
The theoretical advantages of GaN-based power transistors are now being realized in mainstream system designs. Power supplies for data centers and telecom switching racks are two application areas where GaN transistors show significant improvement in comparison to systems using best-in-class Silicon-based Superjunction devices.