Content posted in May 2014
Use MacGyver's Methods, Part 4
Vincent Biancomano 5/28/2014 1 comment
Now we'll step up to an example where you can simply gauge how a given design proposal might fare even before you apply the meat of the design equations.
Wearable Technology for Behavior Control
Steve Taranovich 5/21/2014 19 comments
The recent fitting of an alcohol-detecting band to a convicted binge drinker in the UK is a reminder of how the use of wearable electronics for behavior control is proceeding apace.
Matching in Analog Layout
Keith Sabine 5/20/2014 Post a comment
Analog circuits often use structures like differential pairs and current mirrors, where matching of device characteristics such as the threshold voltage Vt is important.
ADCs Within Embedded Systems
Brandt Braswell 5/15/2014 Post a comment
As the market for cost reduction increases in intensity, the pressure is mounting to integrate or embed more of the functions within complex integrated circuits.
Analog vs. Digital: The Power Struggle Continues!
Steve Taranovich 5/9/2014 8 comments
If you are a power supply design engineer or an EE or ASE who selects power solutions for your end-system, then there is no doubt you have stood at the crossroads and pondered the dilemma of whether to go analog or digital with your power train.
The Captain’s Log
Kendall Castor-Perry 5/7/2014 9 comments
How to implement an exposure measurement subsystem that can be incorporated into a hand-held exposure meter and even embedded in the light control loop of a photographic flash gun.
Excel: Taken for Granted, Part 1
Aubrey Kagan 5/7/2014 22 comments
When I started my blogs on Excel, I launched straight into it without any mention of some of the simple features that you may or may not know. As I move on, I think perhaps I should cover some of these features.
These days, I often code design equations for filter circuits directly into sequences of Excel cells
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
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
Could a 16-bit SAR converter application reach a dynamic range of 125 dB at 600 kSPS?
My ‘gut feel’ as an Electronics Engineer tells me that the need for more adequate and intensive pilot training is a strong possibility