Content posted in January 2019
Metastability in Space
Steve Taranovich 1/28/2019 2 comments
Metastability can cause a spacecraft electronic failure. It may render a very expensive spacecraft/satellite unusable and if the spacecraft is manned, there could be lives in danger
Simple Schematic, Challenging Installation
Analog Angle 1/27/2019 Post a comment
Reality check: Often what appears “on paper” to be a simple, trivial interconnect effort turns out to have real-world installation issues which require some extra time and attention, if not frustration.
The Super-Sensored Car Brings Mixed Long-term Consequences
Analog Angle 1/27/2019 1 comment
Today’s cars are loaded with sensors and analog signal-conditioning components for basic operation, user convenience, and safety mandates, but there’s an upfront cost and complexity impact as well as longer-term implications that comes with these enhancements.
LiDAR damage to camera at CES?
Steve Taranovich 1/16/2019 11 comments
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: Electronics technology applied to sustainable mobility, Part 10
Busy Blogger 1/11/2019 1 comment
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
The Beauty of Re-Configurability
Aubrey Kagan 1/11/2019 1 comment
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
What's a Gerber Variable Scale?
Steve Taranovich 1/7/2019 1 comment
Back in the early 60s, there were really no computers or electronic calculators generally available to engineers. The Gerber Variable Scale was a time-saver for designers.
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