Content posted in March 2016
Kalman or FIR Filter for my IMU?
Ian Beavers 3/30/2016 5 comments
In configuring my Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for post-filtering of the data after the sensor, I see options for both a decimation FIR filter and also a Kalman filter. Which one is best for my application?
The Drone Dilemma, Part 6: Drone Racing and Yet Another Acronym-- FPV
Scott Deuty 3/30/2016 3 comments
Itís finally time to have a fun blog on drones. Whereas the first five blogs were more about the restrictions of drones, this blog addresses the fun sport of drone racing. For the most part, we dodge the restrictions. Like anything associated with drones, restrictions are leaking into drone racing
How to use slew-rate control for EMI reduction
Steve Taranovich 3/20/2016 2 comments
Many industrial and automotive applications use the synchronous buck converter power-supply topology; these applications also require low conducted and radiated emissions to ensure that the power supply does not interfere with other equipment sharing the same bus
Not Quite Darwinís Theory of Evolution
Ken Coffman 3/16/2016 3 comments
It strikes me there is natural evolution happening before our very eyes. What was analog, is becoming digital. For the next step, there are already signs that the digital is becoming software. Thereís the well-trodden path: analog becomes digital, digital becomes software.
The Birth and Journey of the Ribbon Microphone
Steve Taranovich 3/13/2016 2 comments
The year was 1924 when Dr. Walter H. Schottky and Erwin Gerlach co-invented the ribbon microphone. The design was made up of a very fine ribbon suspended in a magnetic field that could generate electric signals.
Slideshow: Medical Prostheses Marvels
Steve Taranovich 3/10/2016 Post a comment
Engineering advances in the field of surgical amputation and the art and science/technology of designing artificial limbs have made it possible for persons who have lost a limb to receive a prosthesis that is able to function efficiently while looking like the original.
eGaN Technology Reliability and Physics of Failure Blog #1
Alex Lidow 3/1/2016 Post a comment
In this first installment and the next, we will look at the field experience from the past six years of GaN transistors use in a variety of applications from vehicle headlamps to medical systems to 4G/LTE telecom systems. Diving into the failure of each and every part leads to some valuable lessons learned.
The utilization of electronics in medical applications could effectively enhance the quality of life of patients and prevent many cardiovascular distresses: this is confirmed by the result of an observational study, about the CPAP device
This blog series deals with the potential of the utilization of smart electronic ICs in medical care applications; these ICs are produced by companies in the field of semiconductors such as STMicroelectronics which has a broad portfolio of ICs for medical applications
There is rising interest in alternative energy schemes and electric vehicles (EVs) which means there is a growing need in making it possible for power to flow efficiently in both directions.
The industries sector is progressively increasing utilization of IoT technology to make the industrial processes automated in a very intelligent way.
Medical care applications with electronic devices are becoming progressively more important and massively adopted.