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APEC 2019-Silanna Semiconductor
Steve Taranovich  
3/29/2019   Post a comment
The company’s claim to fame is a fully integrated Active Clamp FLyback Controller. Their SZ1101 as a UHV startup LDO and a Digital control design with an adaptive active clamp driver.
Nothing New in Power Integrity?
Raj Nair  
3/29/2019   Post a comment
The most common approach to PI management, particularly for droops and other dynamic supply differential variations, is the addition of on-chip decoupling capacitance. Capacitance, local to a load circuit that draws transient supply current, can help fulfill transient charge demand.
An Analog Tutorial: Current sources
Steve Taranovich  
3/28/2019   1 comment
I will be bringing you a series of Analog and Power basics on Planet Analog with links to EDN with more in-depth articles on these different tutorial topics. Fist up is Current Sources.
NYU Wireless, Professor Rappaport, speaks out about the advent of 6G
Steve Taranovich  
3/28/2019   1 comment
The Federal Communications Commission has begun considering opening up a new spectrum of radio waves that researchers believe could become integral to the sixth generation of wireless communications (6G) as part of the never-ending quest to send more data more quickly over the air.
Smart cooking: A new application for power electronics.
Busy Blogger  
3/27/2019   1 comment
The basic principle of induction heating is to create a time-variable magnetic field by means of Ampere’s law
Drone Designs Demand Comprehensive Circuit Protection
Todd Phillips  
3/26/2019   1 comment
All drones are susceptible to many of the same fault and failure conditions, ranging from merely annoying to catastrophic, making robust electrical protection essential.
Is It Time to Cut Back on Study of Classic Analog Filters?
Analog Angle  
3/25/2019   7 comments
Analog, discrete-element filters have served us well for over a hundred years, but maybe we now need to focus education on filters for the GHz world, such as SAW and BAW devices?
Use it or Slew it
The Filter Wizard Remastered  
3/25/2019   2 comments
How were you taught to determine the slew rate needed from an opamp?
The Solar Boat: Electronics preserving the environment, Part 2
Busy Blogger  
3/25/2019   4 comments
The autonomous solar powered boat is a great solution which utilizes electronics technology to realize a zero-impact for connected navigation on the water such as the case of the interesting SeaCharger experiment
Is soldering by hand still needed?
Analog Angle  
3/25/2019   6 comments
There are signs that hand soldering of wires is seeing revived interest, but some of the how-to tutorial information out there is very incorrect.
An E96 formula: How Can You Resist It?
The Filter Wizard Remastered  
3/16/2019   3 comments
These days, I often code design equations for filter circuits directly into sequences of Excel cells
The Solar Boat: Electronics preserving the environment, Part 1
Busy Blogger  
3/16/2019   1 comment
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
Pre-APEC latest Product Introductions
Steve Taranovich  
3/14/2019   2 comments
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
SAR Converter with PGA Achieves Dynamic Range of 125 dB
Steve Taranovich  
3/13/2019   2 comments
Could a 16-bit SAR converter application reach a dynamic range of 125 dB at 600 kSPS?
Boeing MAX 8: Technological advances and pilot training
Steve Taranovich  
3/13/2019   9 comments
My ‘gut feel’ as an Electronics Engineer tells me that the need for more adequate and intensive pilot training is a strong possibility
Brushless-DC motor systems for the uninitiated
Signal Chain Basics  
3/11/2019   2 comments
Most people are not familiar with electromechanical spinning. My goal here is to attempt to explain brushless-DC motors simply
Stability Issues and Resolutions for High Speed Voltage Feedback Op Amps, Insight #6
The Signal Sped Up  
3/10/2019   1 comment
Emerging issues and paths to improve the Phase Margin (PM) for VFA stages that have slipped into perhaps an unsuitably low margin condition
Ping! And the accuracy is gone
The Filter Wizard Remastered  
3/9/2019   1 comment
In some articles on driving sampling ADCs, you see the settling behaviour at the inputs being tweaked with resistors and capacitors. It’s good to see the subject raised, but the treatment always seems rather empirical to me, and doesn’t explain where all the ringing you see comes from.
Why I am so proud of my membership in IEEE Eta Kappa Nu
Steve Taranovich  
3/7/2019   1 comment
I am presently reading the February issue of the ‘Bridge’, the magazine of the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu honor society.
What do Analog Engineers do when they meet socially?
Steve Taranovich  
3/3/2019   1 comment
The simple answer is to just attend the annual Analog Aficionados dinner in Silicon Valley and see for yourself
Texas Instruments enters the BAW resonator technology realm
Steve Taranovich  
3/2/2019   1 comment
This effort is critical to the efficient movement and analysis of large amounts of data. With the addition of a connected MCU, TI now has a really neat dynamic duo solution that will enable a new level of performance in technology




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