Content posted in April 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.