Content posted in January 2014
Hidden Analog Technology at the 2014 ISSCC
Doug Grant 1/28/2014 9 comments
The International Solid State Circuits Conference kicks off February 9. While the mass media will focus on the biggest memory, faster processor, and smallest geometries reported, I prefer to look at the analog stuff.
Bring Back the Analog Computer
Derek Koonce 1/27/2014 11 comments
Analog computers were popular and useful a long time ago. With the advent of digital computing technology, it may seem like analog computers are no longer useful to the designer. You may be surprised at the many areas that analog computing can provide an advantage over the newer and more powerful digital technology.
ADC Noise: How the Clock Input Can Help
Jonathan Harris 1/24/2014 4 comments
One of the most critical areas on an ADC that can affect performance is clock noise. Good layout and routing techniques coupled with an optional filter can do wonders in improving key specs.
The Ups & Downs of UPSs
Peter Zawistowski 1/16/2014 30 comments
We continue looking at the ways to measure and evaluate the amount of energy stored in rechargeable lead-acid cells.
Baby, You Can Drive My BLDC
Brad Albing 1/14/2014 22 comments
Controlling power to a 3-phase brushless DC motor requires care and finesse. Here's a design kit (eval board) that makes it easy.
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 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
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
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.
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.