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.
The utilization of electronics in medical applications could effectively enhance the quality of life of patients and prevent many cardiovascular distresses: this is confirmed by the result of an observational study, about the CPAP device
This blog series deals with the potential of the utilization of smart electronic ICs in medical care applications; these ICs are produced by companies in the field of semiconductors such as STMicroelectronics which has a broad portfolio of ICs for medical applications
There is rising interest in alternative energy schemes and electric vehicles (EVs) which means there is a growing need in making it possible for power to flow efficiently in both directions.
The industries sector is progressively increasing utilization of IoT technology to make the industrial processes automated in a very intelligent way.
Medical care applications with electronic devices are becoming progressively more important and massively adopted.