Content posted in March 2014
Colossus Mark 1
Steve Taranovich 3/31/2014 8 comments
The National Museum of Computing located at Bletchley Park celebrated the 70th anniversary of Colossus, the first partially programmable electronic computer. Colossus went into service on February 1944, used for code breaking and the deciphering of Lorenz-encrypted communications used between Hitler and his generals.
APEC 2014: Transforming Energy Management
Steve Taranovich 3/20/2014 9 comments
Comments on Mondayís opening Plenary session at APEC. Dave Freeman, CTO of power for TI, reminded us about resource savings again with a great example Ė something that kept us on the hook waiting for the real answer.
Excel: Conditional Formatting
Aubrey Kagan 3/12/2014 40 comments
When you right click on an Excel worksheet cell, you can change its numeric type, alignment, background color, and other properties. But did you know that you can have the cell change its format if different conditions are met?
Bipolar Transistor Circuit Design & Analysis, Part 1
Howard Skolnik 3/10/2014 30 comments
There are many applications for one or two transistors. These include voltage and current amplification. Described here, in Part 1 of a series, is an easy to understand way of visualizing the operation of a bipolar transistor in its linear operating region.
Temperature Measurement, Part 1
Aubrey Kagan 3/6/2014 29 comments
This series of Temperature Measurement blogs was first published on the late, lamented forum, Microcontroller Central. I have modified it very slightly.
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