Content posted in January 2016
Aubrey Kagan 1/28/2016 5 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".
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