Content posted in April 2013
Where Art Thou Analog IP?
Brian Bailey 4/22/2013 9 comments
Analog IP is available, though certainly not to the extent that digital IP is. Designers have fewer choices regarding multiple sources of the IP they need.
Design Margins in Analog & Digital
William Murray 4/19/2013 16 comments
Design margin can sometimes be a vague concept. It's best to analyze a design carefully and sometimes you must be especially cautious with systems where safety is paramount.
How the Analog Challenge Has Changed
Analog Angle 4/16/2013 2 comments
Today's analog designs are easier than those of the past, due to greatly improved and more highly integrated components; now the design focus is on system-level issues of overall performance meeting power, cost, and time-to-market objectives.
Getting Over My New Integration Fears
Analog Angle 4/12/2013 7 comments
For someone who "grew up" on integration via increased hardware functionality, it takes some time to get used to integration done by applications software tying ICs together.
Why Do We Need SystemC-AMS?
Brian Bailey 4/12/2013 9 comments
Modeling of mixed signal circuits/devices can be done with SystemC-AMS 2.0. Does it offer anything that you can't get elsewhere?
Next Christmas: A Drone Under (or Above) Every Tree
Jack Shandle 4/9/2013 19 comments
Kids today are not satisfied with the GI Joe class of toys. When the Christmas marketing season rolls around this year, low-cost, high-volume drones may top the average 10-year-old's shopping list thanks in part to mixed-signal ICs.
AEA's Ribbon Microphones & Linear Systems' JFETs
Tim McCune 4/5/2013 8 comments
The recording industry favors ribbon microphones for capturing the subtle nuances of classical music for film scores and stand-alone recordings. Ribbon microphones have special requirements for their preamplifiers; audiophiles are very particular regarding the details.
DSL Line Drivers Throw a Party
Barry Harvey 4/5/2013 2 comments
Just as stated in the corollaries to Murphy's Law, self-starting oscillators don't oscillate and very wideband amplifiers do oscillate. Finding and stopping that amplifier oscillation requires some clever techniques and smart sleuthing.
Lessons I Learned From Jerry Fishman
Doug Grant 4/4/2013 Post a comment
Bill Schweber recently posted his remembrances of Analog Devices CEO Jerry Fishman, who passed away suddenly last week. Let me add my own memories and what I learned from Jerry in my 30+ years at that company.
ADC Guide, Part 14: Impedance Matching
Sachin Gupta & Akshay Phatak 4/1/2013 14 comments
In this installment, we’ll see how to design an interfacing circuit for a given signal source to match the output impedance of the source to the input impedance of the ADC. This process is referred as impedance matching.
The triboelectric effect is defined as a small amount of static electricity generated by the contact and movement of surfaces, used to generate energy that is collected and stored to power sensors and electronics at very low power
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.