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Content posted in February 2016
NXP/Freescale on track to combined success in 2016
Steve Taranovich  
2/27/2016   2 comments
I have not been disappointed in the results as the merger was completed in December 2015
National Engineers Week and National Public Radio (NPR)
Steve Taranovich  
2/26/2016   Post a comment
Being an engineer/journalist and remembering my New York University student days at the Bronx, NY Heights campus from 1968-1972 when I became “socially aware”, I have had many experiences during my life when the choice to do what people, managers and others urged me to do something underhanded, sneaky or convenient and sometimes bordering on criminal, but my conscience and moral compass said otherwise.
Technique accurately calibrates multichannel bridge-sensor configuration
Nick Hains  
2/22/2016   Post a comment
When a data acquisition system has a large number of slow- or moderate-speed sensors, it often makes sense to use a high channel-count multiplexer to minimize component footprint, cost and power. But if each of these sensors needs unique calibration (and they often do), this can cause difficulties in effectively using that multiplexer front end. By using a carefully defined algorithm, the calibration issue can be efficiently resolved.
The Drone Dilemma, Part 5: Taking down drones
Scott Deuty  
2/22/2016   5 comments
The interesting thing about technology is that new technology often spawns counter technology
Low Power Switched Capacitor Bandgap, Part 2
Scott McLeod  
2/22/2016   2 comments
In this installment, an error analysis is done on a traditional bandgap circuit and is then followed by an explanation of how these errors can be minimized using a switched cap circuit.
The Drone Dilemma, Part 4: Privacy
Scott Deuty  
2/22/2016   Post a comment
Privacy is directly related to technology when it comes to drones
Sophisticated Cables: Not Just for RF
Analog Angle  
2/21/2016   1 comment
Even basic power and signal interconnects have a high degree of sophistication, and there's some fascinating R&D work going on as well.
Low cost fossil fuel meaning lower profits vs. Renewable energy
Steve Taranovich  
2/20/2016   2 comments
So much effort and innovation has been directed towards renewable resources like energy, wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and biomass to preserve our climate and health. That is until it became unprofitable.
Not All Design Limits Should Be Equal Especially For MOS Transistor Design
Brandt Braswell  
2/20/2016   Post a comment
If you have designed blocks in submicron technologies you realize that supply voltages make circuit designs difficult.
Customized power amplifier for realizing tiny magnetic fields
Barbara Stumpp  
2/19/2016   Post a comment
Whether for the direct measurement of brain waves or for the determination of neutron-torque, one needs a reliable degaussing of the magnetic shields in order to achieve the necessary low magnetic field strengths. A basis for this is a current-controlled HERO Power Precision Power Amplifier from Rohrer Mess- und Systemtechnik in Munich, tailored for the specific application
ADC Digital Downconverter: Decimation Filters and ADC Aliasing, Part 1
Jonathan Harris  
2/19/2016   2 comments
Let’s now take a closer look at the decimation filtering and how ADC aliasing influences the effective response of the decimation filtering
Are Millimeter Waves the Key to Easy Internet Access?
Analog Angle  
2/19/2016   6 comments
If Starry's plans work out, you'll be able to get super-high-speed Internet access to your fixed location via mm-wave links terminated via sophisticated electronics and antennas
Tackling the Ever-Increasing Demand for Sideband Signaling in Mobile System Designs
Steve Taranovich  
2/16/2016   1 comment
The purpose of this article is to characterize the sideband signaling challenges in mobile devices and introduce a new interface architecture created by the MIPI Alliance: the MIPI Virtual GPIO Interface (VGI).
And then there was noise: The mystery of the missing ENOB (Part 3)
Bryan Lizon  
2/16/2016   1 comment
This is the last post in a three-part ENOB blog series
Seemingly Simple Circuits, User-Proof External Supplies: Circuit 1, the Primitive One-BJT Current Limiter
Dennis Feucht  
2/16/2016   Post a comment
This three-part article presents three simple circuits that can drive a current-limited supply port intended for use by a potentially terminal-shorting user.
How division impacts spurs, phase noise, and phase
Signal Chain Basics  
2/11/2016   Post a comment
It is common practice to create a desired frequency by dividing down a higher frequency.
And then there was noise: The mystery of the missing ENOB, Part 2
Bryan Lizon  
2/11/2016   Post a comment
This is the second post in a three-part ENOB blog series
When Second Sources aren't
James Bryant  
2/9/2016   9 comments
We have been manufacturing a system using an Analog Devices' component for many years. Recently our purchasing department bought a consignment of cheaper replacement devices from another company and the whole batch of systems using them failed to work. Every specification on their data sheet is the same as ADI's, and when we test them they are well within those specifications. What is happening?
Useful Engineering Failure
Dennis Feucht  
2/9/2016   2 comments
To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
Environmental sensing in CE – It’s just begun....
Thomas Block  
2/7/2016   Post a comment
Hearing, sight and touch: these senses have already been implemented in smartphones and other smart devices; but what if we could have so much more right at our fingertips?
Let Your Fan Out: Boo-yah
Tom Terlizzi  
2/4/2016   3 comments
So what’s all this hype on Fan-out Wafer Level Packaging (FO-WLP)?
Analog Aficionados 2016 dinner: A gathering of Mentors and Mentees
Steve Taranovich  
2/4/2016   Post a comment
Analog Aficionados was the creation of Paul Rako, who in 2010 revived the annual gatherings once held by late Linear Technology great Jim Williams
Components and Methods for Current Measurement
Bryan Yarborough  
2/1/2016   3 comments
Current sensing is used to perform two essential circuit functions. First, it measures “how much” current is flowing in a circuit; information that may be used for power management in a DC/DC power supply to determine essential peripheral loads to conserve power. The second function is to determine when there is “too much” current, or a fault condition.
And then there was noise: The mystery of the missing ENOB
Bryan Lizon  
2/1/2016   Post a comment
The mystery of the missing ENOB

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