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Content posted in April 2014
Use MacGyver's Methods, Part 3
Vincent Biancomano  
4/25/2014   18 comments
Developing the master equation.
Use MacGyver's Methods, Part 2
Vincent Biancomano  
4/25/2014   6 comments
Now let's expand and use that idea to solve a real-world design of a resonant multiband single wire antenna.
Temperature Measurement, Part 5
Aubrey Kagan  
4/25/2014   34 comments
This is the conclusion of Aubrey Kagan's series on temperature measurement.
Temperature Measurement, Part 4
Aubrey Kagan  
4/25/2014   49 comments
The topic of integrated temperature sensors.
Ask the Experts Q&A: Transistors
Steve Taranovich  
4/23/2014   30 comments
Q&A summary from Planet Analog's Ask the Experts session on transistors.
Ask the Experts Session Today at 1PM EDT
Steve Taranovich  
4/23/2014   1 comment
Here's the Planet Analog ask the experts link for today.
Confused by Parametric Parts Search Tools? Maybe It's Time for a Better Tool
Bharat Shenoy  
4/23/2014   8 comments
One of the most time-consuming aspects of the fuse selection process is sifting through all the available options.
Discretion Is the Better Part: Choosing Transistors
Steve Taranovich  
4/22/2014   21 comments
The column "Rarely Asked Questions: Strange but true stories from the call logs of Analog Devices" will be published monthly in Planet Analog for your learning enjoyment. Here is the first installment
A Better Way to Manage Leakage Current Failures in LED Backlights
Richard Chung  
4/21/2014   7 comments
The BoostPak family (Figure 1) uses a single package to house two devices: a 100 V MOSFET and a 150 V NP diode.
Temperature Measurement, Part 3
Aubrey Kagan  
4/21/2014   17 comments
The basic sensor is normally just a diode, and you could stick with just that if it suits your purposes.
Ask the Experts Nugget No. 3: Power Supply Rejection in an LDO Regulator
Steve Taranovich  
4/21/2014   4 comments
More tutorial nuggets courtesy of Greg Waterfall of Texas Instruments, one of our experts for Planet Analog’s Ask the Experts session on Wednesday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Is It Time for Custom Design Tools to Catch Up With Digital?
Keith Sabine  
4/18/2014   5 comments
Over time in the semiconductor industry, several technology shifts have required EDA tool vendors to develop new solutions. We are once again at such a shifting point in the traditional methods of design.
ADC Noise: The Clock Input & Phase Noise, Part 3 – Test Setup
Jonathan Harris  
4/18/2014   2 comments
As an engineer it is always rewarding when one can calculate an expected result and see the measurement in the lab line up with that calculation.
Is There Space for Other Wireless Standards in an IP-Connected World?
Matthias Poppel  
4/17/2014   20 comments
With IPv6 providing an address space of more than 280 billion, the Internet usage paradigm has shifted into a new phase.
Failures in Aerospace Applications, Part 5
Paolo Scalisi  
4/17/2014   7 comments
This blog describes the last failure type: SEGR.
'Ask the Experts' Nugget No. 2: The Low-Dropout (LDO) Regulator
Steve Taranovich  
4/17/2014   13 comments
The following tutorial nugget comes courtesy of Greg Waterfall of Texas Instruments, one of our experts.
Bob Dobkin: Mentor to Analog & Power Enthusiasts
Steve Taranovich  
4/16/2014   Post a comment
Linear Technology CTO and co-founder Bob Dobkin is the ultimate mentor to those who need to truly understand analog and power. Dobkin’s achievements rank him among the top engineers in Silicon Valley from the early days to the present time.
'Ask the Experts' Tutorial: The Linear Regulator
Steve Taranovich  
4/15/2014   9 comments
In advance of the upcoming “Ask the experts” session on Planet Analog on April 23, Planet Analog brings you this series of brief daily nuggets as a preparation for you to ask questions during our session.
Internet of Things & EDA
Steve Taranovich  
4/15/2014   22 comments
The Internet of Things was a term initially coined in the dot com era for a wireless network between self-configurable objects such as household appliances.
Signal Chain Basics #88: Fully Differential Amplifiers – Basic Circuit Benefits & Quick SE-DE Application Review
Signal Chain Basics  
4/14/2014   2 comments
Fully differential amplifiers are versatile tools to use in a signal chain, with a variety of benefits.
Planet Analog 'Ask the Experts' Chat for April: The Linear Regulator
Steve Taranovich  
4/11/2014   18 comments
On April 23 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, we will have a fundamentals chat regarding the linear regulator.
Wearable Technology: 3 Considerations for Super-Small Power Supply Solutions
Andy Khayat  
4/10/2014   9 comments
From glasses and watches to fitness and sleep monitors, the latest wave of consumer products -- featuring miniaturized wearable technology and the Internet of Things -- continues to demand smaller, more efficient power supplies.
Just Add a Transistor
Kendall Castor-Perry  
4/10/2014   8 comments
In the next few blogs I’ll talk about some of the circuit functions I’ve worked on where adding a transistor or two to an existing highly integrated mixed-signal device can unlock a new level of functionality or performance.
Batteries in Space
Steve Taranovich  
4/7/2014   20 comments
NASA Glenn Research Center is teaming up with the DOE Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) led by Argonne Labs to develop better batteries for future space exploration missions.
Failures in Aerospace Applications, Part 4
Paolo Scalisi  
4/4/2014   13 comments
Let's continue to analyze the possible failures in aerospace applications, focusing SETs, SEBs, and, SEFIs.
Neuronics: Distributed-Memory Addressing, Part 3
Dennis Feucht  
4/4/2014   5 comments
Albus devised a method of mapping from the input vector (where each vector component is the value of one of the multiple dimensions of input space) by a coding scheme like that of Gray-code encoders or multiphase motor drives.
Temperature Measurement, Part 2
Aubrey Kagan  
4/3/2014   13 comments
In this blog I will deal with converting the temperature into electronic signals and start with purely analog conversion.
Use MacGyver's Methods, Part 1
Vincent Biancomano  
4/2/2014   10 comments
Despite his training, the typical engineer doesn't seem to like too much math. Using established formulas is one thing, but deriving them to solve a problem in a relatively unfamiliar field is another.
Which of These 11 Fuse Selection Factors Have You Overlooked?
Bharat Shenoy  
4/2/2014   19 comments
Simply deciphering the information in manufacturer datasheets and comparing them with the application's requirements can be extremely time-consuming.
Construction of an Emergency Transceiver
Steve Taranovich  
4/1/2014   38 comments
Art Kay from Texas Instruments has sent us this guest blog to post on April 1 for our engineering audience who may enjoy boating.

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