Content posted in December 2014
MIPI Creates the I3C Sensor Interface
Steve Taranovich 12/31/2014 13 comments
I recently spoke to Ken Foust from Intel regarding his being the chair of the MIPI Sensor Working Group and the important standards work they are doing there. I also had a conversation with Peter Lefkin, the Managing Director of the MIPI Alliance about I3C.
The Big Lie About LEDs
Scott Elder 12/22/2014 51 comments
The world has been told that LEDs are the future, in part because they are economically the right form of long-term lighting and there are environmental benefits as a great aside. Well, maybe the environmental argument is true, but the economical one is not.
Whatís Driving Interest for Supercapacitors?
Steve Taranovich 12/16/2014 93 comments
Chances are youíve heard mention of supercapacitors if you havenít yet implemented them in a system design. Thatís because when components experience a 30% compound annual growth rate, it is usually driven by game-changing advantages.
An AC Current Generator, Part 2
Aubrey Kagan 12/11/2014 3 comments
When testing, a 10 amp AC current is fed into the module being tested (DUT) and the current is measured across a 25 mΩ shunt internal to the DUT.
The STEM of All Evil
Ken Coffman 12/9/2014 17 comments
One thing very gratifying over the last few years is the rise of the MAKE meme: Experimenters and hobbyists are back in fashion with our youth.
EDA Tools Should Be Free
Scott Elder 12/4/2014 5 comments
The evolution of technology is being hindered by the lack of high-end tool access. Most innovation originates from small organizations with little or no money to pursue their visions.
An AC Current Generator, Part 1
Aubrey Kagan 12/1/2014 9 comments
I wrote an article on this topic in 2000 that was published on Circuit Cellar Online. I believe that the basic information that I wrote about is still relevant and so I am rewriting the article as a blog.
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 Ďgut feelí as an Electronics Engineer tells me that the need for more adequate and intensive pilot training is a strong possibility