Content posted in March 2018
Mechatronics: Power Amplifiers
Steve Taranovich 3/28/2018 1 comment
Power amplifiers/drivers are important in Mechatronics because they are the ‘Movers and the Shakers’, so-to-speak, in Robotics and other Mechatronics applications.
Gate Drivers Get Some Deserved Attention
Analog Angle 3/22/2018 Post a comment
Deciding which power-device driver to use may not seem like a big deal, but how well it matches the power device and design objectives is an important factor in overall performance and reliability.
Still another hidden 'Gem' from APEC 2018: AEM, Inc.
Steve Taranovich 3/16/2018 Post a comment
AEM, Inc. did have a small booth at APEC 2018 this year and I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff Montgomery, General Manager, AEM. High-Rel fuses and tin whiskers were our topics of discussion. Both of these topics are frequently after-thoughts by circuit designers.
My top hidden 'Gems' at APEC 2018: Renesas/Intersil
Steve Taranovich 3/12/2018 1 comment
While at APEC 2018 last week in San Antonio, TX, there were a great many excellent new offerings and developments for the power electronics industry. Sometimes, what some may consider lesser displays and discussions, can get lost in the shuffle at such an event, so I wanted to highlight some of these ‘Gems’ that I noticed while roaming the exhibit floor and seminar rooms.
Digital Temperature Sensing with the Aid of LTspice
Alain Stas 3/3/2018 Post a comment
Before you start building a digital temperature sensing circuit, you must take the pure mechanical aspects (not treated in this article) and the electro-thermal aspects of your design into account. To that end, there are several important questions to consider.
Choosing the optimal LPDDR4 power supply
Chris Glaser 3/1/2018 Post a comment
In this article, I’ll compare three Texas Instruments (TI) power solutions for LPDDR4 portable applications, comparing their output-voltage accuracy, efficiency and solution size to obtain an optimal solution for a wide variety of applications.
Recently, AEye, was demonstrating their LiDAR system at CES in Las Vegas. A man using his new $1,198 Sony camera found that his photographs were damaged after he took pictures of AEye’s LiDAR LASER scanning system
The e-car basic concept is represented by the role of the electronics technology in making the car more comfortable, safe and effectively interacting with the driver. The first characteristic, comfort, is nowadays being dramatically enhanced by the new solution known as Road Noise Control (acronym: RNC) that has been introduced by BOSE during the CES 2019 in Las Vegas
Early microcontrollers had fixed I/O. It may have been possible to connect one of several internal peripherals to the I/O pins, but those pins were restricted and there was never an option of conditioning those outputs
In the not too distant past, if you were seen holding a conversation with a household appliance, you might have run the risk of being committed.
The voltage regulator is a very important part of the power management and the placement of voltage regulator plays an important role in improving the performance.