Content posted in October 2014
Interfacing to ADCs: Power Supplies, Part 5
Jonathan Harris 10/31/2014 2 comments
Previously in this blog series we looked at using a DC/DC converter (switching regulator) in combination with an LDO to drive the power supply inputs to an ADC. What we found was that using the DC/DC converter to step down the input voltage for the LDO was a much more efficient way to drive the power supply inputs to an ADC.
ASSNs: The Proliferation of Sensor Fusion
Marcellino Gemelli 10/30/2014 4 comments
The growing wearable, smart home, and IoT design communities would like to reliably detect, interpret, and understand their productsí motion to captivate users in novel ways.
EMI Noise, Part 2: Donít Be the Victim
Edgardo Menendez 10/28/2014 19 comments
There is always a source, a path, and a victim when it comes to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and other types of electrical noise. This post focuses on the victim and what you can do to avoid becoming one.
What Competes With Ultracapacitors?
Mike Everett 10/24/2014 27 comments
Ultracapacitor manufacturers that have commercialized the technology find themselves in a constant competitive environment in which consumers weigh the pros and cons of various technologies to determine which one best suits their applications.
Designing SAR ADC Anti-Aliasing Filters
Signal Chain Basics 10/22/2014 6 comments
One of the most challenging aspects in optimizing the performance of a successive-approximation-register analog-to-digital converter (SAR ADC) is the design of the anti-aliasing filter (AAF).
Analog or Digital?
Kendall Castor-Perry 10/20/2014 35 comments
You should be pretty warmed up for "Ask The Experts" by now. Hereís the last of those three conundra. Itís the one that usually provokes the greatest debate.
Narrow or Broad?
Kendall Castor-Perry 10/17/2014 12 comments
Whatís getting in the way? Are you trying to filter something out, or filter something in?
Time or Frequency?
Kendall Castor-Perry 10/16/2014 4 comments
This is the first in a rapid-fire sequence of mini-blogs to get your brain cells warmed up for the Ask The Experts session on filter design on October 22.
ADC Input Ranging
Dennis Feucht 10/7/2014 6 comments
The input range of a single-supply ADC can be extended with three resistors and some design formulas.
Smart Cities: The Future of Urban Areas, Part 3
Paolo Scalisi 10/7/2014 8 comments
The communication infrastructure of future smart cities can be used for connecting all the smart systems that are able to manage the electric power in an automated mode, making it possible to increase the energy saving and the safety of big urban areas.
The triboelectric effect is defined as a small amount of static electricity generated by the contact and movement of surfaces, used to generate energy that is collected and stored to power sensors and electronics at very low power
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.