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Content posted in October 2018
Input and Output Voltage Range Issues for High Speed CFAs and FDAs, Insight #2
The Signal Sped Up  
10/27/2018   2 comments
Here, we will pick I/O range options for the remaining two most popular high-speed amplifier types: High Speed CFAs and FDAs
The e-car: Electronics technology applied to sustainable mobility, Part 7
Busy Blogger  
10/26/2018   1 comment
The future of the smart car encompasses some smart functionalities such as the recognition of the driver and the passenger by means of an ocular scanning; it can be done by inserting a camera into the body of a smart e-car to detect and identify the presence of people inside the car.
Solving for electrical fast transients in your designs
Signal Chain Basics  
10/26/2018   Post a comment
Although the name seems generic enough to encompass all kinds of voltage transients, electrical fast transients (EFTs) are pulses in systems that come as a result of a voltage source suddenly switching onto or off of an inductive load.
When Vendor Numbers Defy Ohm's Law
Analog Angle  
10/25/2018   6 comments
The basic component values associated with the low-voltage AC charging circuit for the Ring2 video doorbell have me wondering if I am missing some basic understanding.
What's the Impact of Medical-Design Mandates?
Analog Angle  
10/24/2018   1 comment
Medical devices from wearable to big machines embody leading-edge technologies, but they also must meet an enormous menu of safety, power, and EMC standards that have major effects on design innovation, flexibility, and time to market.
DARPA's Ron Polcawich at MSEC 2018
Steve Taranovich  
10/23/2018   2 comments
Dr. Ron Polcawich, program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) of DARPA will be delivering a Keynote at the MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress (MSEC 2018)
Driving a Unipolar Gate Driver in a Bipolar Way
Steve Taranovich  
10/23/2018   2 comments
Do you need a specialized gate driver to deliver positive and negative voltages?
ECG Biometrics for automobile safety
Steve Taranovich  
10/18/2018   2 comments
I am always looking for ways to make our roads safe with engineering technology, especially with the advent of autonomous vehicles.
OmniVision Technology for improved surveillance imaging
Steve Taranovich  
10/17/2018   Post a comment
OmniVision has a really talented team of designers and engineers that have developed some state-of-the-art camera front ends with low noise and low power consumption IC designs.
The e-car: Electronics technology applied to sustainable mobility, Part 6
Busy Blogger  
10/17/2018   Post a comment
Electronics technology is able to increase the level of interaction between the driver and the smart car.
ADI Standard Space Products Screening: Group A Testing
Jonathan Harris  
10/17/2018   Post a comment
There are many screening steps performed on space qualified components. In this installment we will pick up at step 18 with Group A screening.
The Transformer - Friend or Foe?
Gene Sheridan  
10/17/2018   3 comments
Transformers are the primary reason that AC-DC power systems have seen little improvement in power densities over the past three decades
Critical Launch Abort Systems
Steve Taranovich  
10/16/2018   10 comments
On Thursday, October 11, the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Soon after the launch, there was a problem with the booster and the launch ascent was aborted
Understanding current sense amplifier data sheets to maximize safety system design margins
Signal Chain Basics  
10/15/2018   2 comments
The electrification of vehicles has spurred an increased demand in accurate current measurement in new electronic drive systems. Just like in the electrified power-train, accurate measurement of current is one method to improve ADAS design margins.
The e-car: Electronics technology applied to sustainable mobility, Part 5
Busy Blogger  
10/15/2018   1 comment
The Nuance Company's Dragon Drive Voice Recognition and Ocular Scanning for safer driving
Data Acquisition and Instrumentation: Data Processing and Calibration
Dennis Feucht  
10/15/2018   Post a comment
Previously we looked at the electronics and sensors involved in data acquisition systems (DASs). Now we look at what to do with the raw ADC data once it is acquired.
Data Acquisition and Instrumentation: The DAS and Sensors
Dennis Feucht  
10/4/2018   Post a comment
This is a tutorial presentation of principles of instrumentation that is typically multi-channel, medium to high resolution (12 to 20 bits) and relatively slow - slower than oscilloscopes in sample rate
NASA is 60 years old and is now a Spaceport
Steve Taranovich  
10/4/2018   1 comment
NASA has explored and is still exploring our universe and beyond. In this effort they have created so many things for space that greatly benefit our Planet Earth
Current Sensing Considerations in Li-ion Battery Management
Jerry Steele  
10/2/2018   Post a comment
Battery management encompasses two main functions: 1. Charging adapter, and 2. Battery fuel gauging and protection on the battery side.




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