Content posted in November 2014
Bosch Sensortec at Munich Electronica 2014
Divya Thukkaram 11/26/2014 30 comments
When I was having a chat with one of my colleagues with whom we shared the booth at Electronica, I saw a young gentleman with a companion moving our demonstration board frantically, checking the connector cable erratically to see an animated blue shark moving in synchronous with the board.
Top 8 Recent MEMS Innovations
Steve Taranovich 11/24/2014 18 comments
At the MEMS Executive Congress I encountered some very interesting companies and their creative ideas, which will help bring MEMS to the next level.
An Approximation to the Aliasing Effect, Part 2: Mitigation
Victor Lorenzo 11/20/2014 9 comments
The level of noise produced by the aliasing effect during the sampling process can be reduced in two steps of the signal chain. The inclusion of the anti-aliasing filter, combined with over-sampling and decimation, are effective mitigation techniques.
Precision Control & High Resolution
Steve Taranovich 11/14/2014 5 comments
In advance of our chat session on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST, here is our second tutorial tech basic blog; a final one will post on Nov. 17 in order to stimulate your questions for our chat.
What Is Digital Power?
Steve Taranovich 11/13/2014 54 comments
In advance of our chat session on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 1:00 p.m. EST, we will present three introductory tech blogs on Digital Power.
Is 400V DC the New 48V DC Replacement?
Steve Taranovich 11/10/2014 16 comments
In response to the increasing interest in 400 V within their industries, datacenter and telecom leaders demonstrated a 400 V DC ecosystem during Intelec, Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, in Vancouver.
Choosing Analog ICs
Steve Taranovich 11/4/2014 23 comments
Overspecifying -- or calling for arcane and generally unknown devices -- can complicate the selection process and increase the cost of ICs and discrete transistors. You should never demand hard-to-find parts or unnecessary parameters.
Ken Coffman 11/3/2014 31 comments
I intend this blog to cover dryer, technical subjects, but again, let’s chat about another hot topic that’s on my mind: innovation.
There’s a further cool thing you can do with a spreadsheet that most SPICEs can’t. That’s to use the spreadsheet ‘solver’ functionality to adjust component values in the search for a better-fitting circuit – or even to find a set of component values for a circuit you can’t otherwise design.
Infineon MOSFETs have been embedded into PC boards by Schweizer Electronic AG
You now need to adjust component values to achieve some system goal, such as predefined frequency response or time behaviour, and there’s no closed method for working out those values.
As a member of the electronics design community, I am angry and disappointed with the recent deaths of 346 people due to the Boeing MAX 8 design
The theoretical advantages of GaN-based power transistors are now being realized in mainstream system designs. Power supplies for data centers and telecom switching racks are two application areas where GaN transistors show significant improvement in comparison to systems using best-in-class Silicon-based Superjunction devices.