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Content posted in December 2015
Mechanical/electromagnetic oscillation relationship
Ioannis (John) Piliounis  
12/29/2015   1 comment
Today, I used a pedagogical paradigm that I have invented in order to explain to some college students the relationship between mechanical and electromagnetic oscillations in the voltage analogy.
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) publishes Wireless Power Handbook, Second Edition
Steve Taranovich  
12/29/2015   Post a comment
The Second Edition of the Wireless Power Handbook is an updated and expanded guide to designing efficient amplifiers for a wireless power transfer systems taking advantage of the superior performance of gallium nitride power transistors.
Are we ready for medical wearables?
Steve Taranovich  
12/29/2015   Post a comment
The wearable revolution is here.
Christmas lights and other RFI---Bah humbug
Steve Taranovich  
12/23/2015   3 comments
I just got off the phone with Stuart Lipoff, IEEE Fellow and we discussed the possibility of RFI from Christmas lights and other sources
The Cradle of Aviation Museum: History of Grumman military aircraft on Long Island, NY
Steve Taranovich  
12/22/2015   2 comments
This first slideshow revolves around the theme of Vietnam war era aircraft on through to around late 90s highlighting Grumman Corp. and Fairchild Republic (now Northrop Grumman) aircraft built on Long Island.
3 Dos and 3 Don’ts for Explaining RF This Holiday
Steve Taranovich  
12/22/2015   5 comments
RF Holiday dos and Don'ts
Gyros Counter Challenges of Weightlessness
Analog Angle  
12/21/2015   1 comment
A spacesuit studded with control moment gyroscopes may be the key to meaningful weight- and load-related feedback when working in the weightlessness of space
Function Generator Circuit Concepts, Part 3: Additional Function Generator (FG) Capabilities
Dennis Feucht  
12/16/2015   3 comments
This article extends farther, into interesting extrapolations such as differential triangle-wave generators, including one that automatic controls waveform symmetry for low-distortion sine-waves.
Whatever Became of RFID?
Analog Angle  
12/14/2015   10 comments
A large part of our industry's momentum is fueled by predictions about the next big thing, but these often fail the harsher reality test
Low Power Switched Cap Bandgap
Scott McLeod  
12/13/2015   1 comment
Whether designing a bandgap reference for medical implants, monolithic battery charging or just trying to minimize operating power, a switched capacitor bandgap implementation fits the bill nicely. With a switched cap circuit, the creation of a bandgap voltage is based upon charge transfer as opposed to constantly biased circuitry and thus lends itself well to low power operation.
Steve T's first Radio Show: NASA Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle Overview---Embedded Flight Software
Steve Taranovich  
12/12/2015   Post a comment
EETimes Radio Show: “Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle Overview---Embedded Flight Software”
Beneath the Beauty: What’s it Really Like Inside a Parade Float
Scott Deuty  
12/10/2015   4 comments
As beautiful as they are outside, parade floats are more than ugly inside.
Function Generator Circuit Concepts, Part 2: Current-Source Function Generators (FGs)
Dennis Feucht  
12/10/2015   Post a comment
The first-generation integrator-hysteresis-switch FGs were replaced by a second-generation design scheme using current sources.
Analog Devices Design Tools: Frequency Folding Tool, A ‘Complex’ Example
Jonathan Harris  
12/9/2015   Post a comment
Let’s now take a look at a real example with the AD9680-500. We’ll see how this simple yet powerful tool can be used to aid in understanding the aliasing effects of an ADC as well as help with understanding effects of some digital processing blocks in the AD9680.
Missing Half the Power
Ian Beavers  
12/9/2015   Post a comment
When using an ADC’s internal digital down conversion (DDC) processing for decimation, my single tone real input signal is losing 6dB of power. What is happening?
Stress Relief for your MOSFET
Ken Coffman  
12/9/2015   Post a comment
One of the keys to the miracle of MOSFETs is the PTC related to on-resistance. Hot ones have a higher RDSON
What’s new in Remote Control Technology?
Sean Donnelly  
12/6/2015   Post a comment
Infrared, IR, Communications technology is used to link consumer equipment such as a remote control with a television since the late 1970’s. Over the years manufacturers have developed a multitude of digital communication protocols most commonly based on Amplitude Shift Keying, ASK, modulation. The introduction of new protocols differentiated communication schemes, im-proved robustness, and optimized data transmission capability
The Drone Dilemma, Part 1: The Lack of Bandwidth and Signal Strength
Scott Deuty  
12/5/2015   1 comment
This blog in particular is focused on two of the main limitations that drones face: available bandwidth and signal strength
EHS – A Disease For The Wireless Age?
Paul Pickering  
12/1/2015   3 comments
Is electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), characterized by sensitivity to non-ionizing electromagnetic fields at levels well below those permitted by international radiation standards, actually just the "nocebo" disease du jour or does it have a basis in science?
Analog, US to Lead Chip Market Growth
Peter Clarke  
12/1/2015   Post a comment
The global semiconductor will be flat in 2015 at $336 billion, up 0.2 percent from 2014, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association referring to figures from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.

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