Content posted in January 2016
Aubrey Kagan 1/28/2016 3 comments
In South Africa the fire protection sprinkler system has a different model to the one used in North America.
The Drone Dilemma, Part 2: Legal
Scott Deuty 1/26/2016 2 comments
There is no doubt that legal subjects intermix with privacy and air space. So the legal subject matter that is referred to herein will focus on drone registration and the development of laws and regulation. Other legal matters such as privacy and air space will be covered separately.
An Isolated Potentiometer, Part 1
Dennis Feucht 1/22/2016 7 comments
The following isolated anapot, or isopot, design is intended as a design “template” for general application wherever a manually-actuated pot is to be replaced and actuated by an analog voltage.
Build a high-voltage linear regulator
Steve Taranovich 1/12/2016 13 comments
Generating a regulated voltage from input rails exceeding 100 V is challenging. A limited selection of integrated solutions complicates the problem. Creating a discrete voltage regulator enables a low-cost solution, but the design process is involved and requires a deeper understanding of key engineering tradeoffs, with an emphasis on device thermal properties.
Analog quantum computing
Blaine Bateman 1/5/2016 2 comments
Google "proved" the D-Wave 2 they operate jointly with NASA (mainly paid for by Google) can operate "up to ∼ 108 times faster".
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.