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.
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