Content posted in November 2016
Amplifier RF: Think Before You Choose!
Steve Taranovich 11/28/2016 4 comments
When selecting the feedback resistor (RF) for single-ended voltage feedback and a fully differential amplifier, consideration needs to be given to the system requirements. There are trade-offs in the selection of RF, which include power dissipation, bandwidth, and stability.
A wireless EV battery management system (BMS)
Steve Taranovich 11/22/2016 2 comments
Linear Technology is a leader in power management in our industry (but you know that). What you may not know is that they have developed a wirelesss BMS using a high performance, multi-cell battery stack monitor
Did Technology Hurt or Help the Election?
Scott Deuty 11/15/2016 Post a comment
After the information hammering we all experienced over the last year, Iím sure that the last thing anyone wants to hear about is the election. However, itís fresh in our mind and technology is surely affecting the outcome.
Getting to the Core: NASA InSight Mars Mission 2018
Steve Taranovich 11/4/2016 6 comments
InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is a NASA Discovery Program mission that will place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior in the core, mantle and crust.
Removing the vuvuzela narrow-band noise was presenting challenges to broadcast engineers
This article discusses how using a single synchronous buck controller can output the most common voltage rails, and accommodate a wide range of operating input voltages from 3V to 40V, and at a reasonable BOM cost.
This article explains how the latest-generation SiC FETs are ideally suited to new inverter designs with lower losses than IGBTs and proven robustness against short circuits, even at high temperatures and under repetitive stress
Thereís a further cool thing you can do with a spreadsheet that most SPICEs canít. Thatís to use the spreadsheet Ďsolverí functionality to adjust component values in the search for a better-fitting circuit Ė or even to find a set of component values for a circuit you canít otherwise design.