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Content posted in May 2016
Run RFID run...
Victor Lorenzo  
5/31/2016   Post a comment
Wireless communication enabling technologies are under constant evolution, especially in terms of power consumption efficiency and security. But not always the most dangerous security breaches come from the underlying security platform.
800 Pound Gorilla, Part 2: Letni
Scott Deuty  
5/30/2016   2 comments
If you are in power electronics, you may have been the tail wagged by the dog Letni. In order to power microprocessors, the Voltage Regulator Module specifications were created.
800 Pound Gorilla Part 1: Microsoft Installing Windows 10 Without Permission
Scott Deuty  
5/29/2016   1 comment
Like many people, I’m not fond of Microsoft because of their control on society while disregarding the needs of their customers.
IMS2016: Day 3 Review
Jonathan Harris  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
The IMS2016 IMS show has come to a close on its third and final day.
The Joy of Patenting, Part 2: Why Patent?
Scott Deuty  
5/27/2016   3 comments
I am writing this blog in regards to the question, “Why, patent?” The angle that I am taking is from my own personal patent writing experience for my own inventions.
Signal Chain Basics #113: Precision current measurement optimizes motor control
Signal Chain Basics  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
In this article learn about options for measuring current in motor control applications, the strengths and challenges of these options, and how using precision current measurement can optimize the motor control solution
Smart air control: A strategy based on IOT technology to preserve the quality of the air that we breathe, Part 1
Busy Blogger  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
Air pollution is an issue that is becoming increasingly more urgent to solve, it directly impacts the health of people living, for example, in areas near big industry fabs.
Low emission flight: Electronics applied to zero emission air civil transportation, Part 2
Busy Blogger  
5/26/2016   Post a comment
Efficiency of the solar cells is a key point for wide adoption of UAV aircraft for civil transportation; a great help to the effectiveness of solar energy harvesting may come, one more time, from the electronics technology.
IMS2016: Day 2 Review
Jonathan Harris  
5/26/2016   Post a comment
. The day started off just a little slower than yesterday but quickly picked up pace and resulted in another day of steady booth and floor traffic. I had some great questions about the products we are displaying in my demonstration as well as many questions on our other technology on display at the IMS show.
IMS2016: Day 1 Review
Jonathan Harris  
5/25/2016   Post a comment
I hope that you had a chance to visit the IMS2016 show during the first day. There was a noticeable increase in floor and booth traffic compared to the show last year. Perhaps you all read my preview blog this week and decided to come and check out our great demonstrations at the Analog Devices booth!
Low emission flight: The electronics applied to the zero emission air civil transportation, Part 1
Busy Blogger  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
The airplanes flying every day through commercial air routes for the civil transportation emit exhaust discharge gases increasing the pollution of the atmosphere and, thus, of the air that all of us breathe.
IMS2016: Preview and Preparation
Jonathan Harris  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
Let’s discuss the preparation for IMS2016 and preview the show a bit.
6 Burr-Brown secrets to success you need to know about instrumentation amplifiers
Steve Taranovich  
5/20/2016   5 comments
My dear friend, Neil Albaugh—a veritable analog ‘Wizard’, wrote an often unnoticed handbook in January 2000 at Burr-Brown which stands the time 16 years later and will be still relevant in the future as well---Analog basics are “evergreen”.
Measuring an RMS value on a PSoC5, Part 2: Squaring a Reading
Aubrey Kagan  
5/19/2016   2 comments
The next step in generating the RMS value is to square the readings and accumulate them. We need to descend an abstraction level to understand how to do that
Circuitry: Heal Thyself!
Analog Angle  
5/18/2016   1 comment
The self-healing circuitry of science fiction isn't here yet, but there's significant research underway at NASA and universities to make it into a reality
The Bootstrapped Astable Multivibrator
Dennis Feucht  
5/17/2016   12 comments
Some time ago, I reverse-engineered a low-cost inverter made by Vector Mfg. (now Black & Decker). It uses a classic 2-BJT astable multivibrator (AMV) but with a circuit design twist, as shown below. What is the purpose of R6?
Non-correlation of Peak Noise and Peak Current
Raj Nair  
5/16/2016   2 comments
Is a power grid represented with good accuracy as a complicated mesh of resistances? We answer the first part of this exploration – the non-correlation of peak noise with peak current – in this experimental study.
A Non-Reciprocal Antenna May Yield New RF Options
Analog Angle  
5/13/2016   Post a comment
When a technical advance challenges a long-held assumption, new thinking is needed--but it may be hard to implement
I-Sport: How smart sports equipment powered with smart integrated electronic devices can enhance our sport activities, Part 2
Luca Difalco  
5/12/2016   Post a comment
Tracking and recording athletic activity with integrated electronic sensors
Finding the sweet spot for hybridization
Shaw Lynds  
5/11/2016   1 comment
Using the Zakeri model, Maxwell Technologies depicts the lifecycle cost savings of using a hybrid energy storage system, featuring both ultracapacitors and batteries, for grid applications.
Measuring an RMS value on a PSoC5, Part 1: Signal Acquisition
Aubrey Kagan  
5/10/2016   9 comments
Measuring an RMS value on a PSoC5
Who ate my dBs?
Steve Taranovich  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
I am setting my signal generator to output a CW tone at a certain power, which per my math, should give a -1dBFS signal at the ADC. However, I am seeing -15dBFS! Who ate all of my dBs?
ADC Digital Downconverter: A Complex Decimation Example Revisited
Jonathan Harris  
5/6/2016   Post a comment
In this installment I’d like to revisit the example that was covered in my January blog post
The basics of 4-20mA current loop transmitters
Signal Chain Basics  
5/5/2016   1 comment
The most common type of 4-20 mA transmitter is the 2-wire topology, or a 2-wire sensor transmitter
Optimizers and cad tools still cannot replace raw intuition and common sense when it comes to analog design
Brandt Braswell  
5/5/2016   1 comment
The digital design landscape has permanently been altered by the use of sophisticated software tools for use in design.
Optimal Real-Time Microcomputer Architecture
Dennis Feucht  
5/3/2016   Post a comment
Real-time analog-oriented systems often have embedded microcontrollers (Cs), if not DSPs or some synergism of the two.
eGaN® Technology Reliability and Physics of Failure Blog #2
Chris Jakubiec  
5/1/2016   Post a comment
Field reliability is the ultimate metric that corroborates the quality level of eGaN® FETs and ICs that have been deployed in customer applications.

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