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.
At the heart of a transceiver is usually a phase-locked-loop (PLL) synthesizer, which delivers a signal to downstream components such as mixers, filters and power amplifiers.
The steps we will look closely at are the fine leak and gross leak seal tests, external visual, and radiation latch-up tests
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