Content posted in December 2015
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.
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?
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
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.
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 ‘gut feel’ as an Electronics Engineer tells me that the need for more adequate and intensive pilot training is a strong possibility