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Content posted in May 2018
Single Event Effects (SEEs) with High Speed ADCs: Single Event Transient (SET), Part 2
Jonathan Harris  
5/27/2018   1 comment
I’d like to take a little more time to look at SETs. There are a few more points that I’d like to cover on the topic before we move on to SEUs.
Space Tech Expo 2018: Keynote by NASA
Steve Taranovich  
5/23/2018   Post a comment
To my delight, the Space Tech Expo first day Keynote address was given by Todd May, Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Mars 2020 Rover will carry a drone Copter
Steve Taranovich  
5/22/2018   4 comments
The Mars 2020 Rover is scheduled to launch in July 2020, with a unique first---- the Rover will carry and deploy a tiny, autonomous rotorcraft.
1920s thoughts regarding radiotelegraphy
Steve Taranovich  
5/17/2018   Post a comment
Ever wonder how we got to 5G? Many earlier discoveries, experiments analyses led to wireless communication, but let’s look at what helped spur wireless radio 90 to 100 years ago.
Understanding current-feedback fully differential amplifiers
Signal Chain Basics  
5/16/2018   1 comment
There are several features of current-feedback fully differential amplifiers that set them apart from voltage feedback fully differential amplifiers. This article will detail several of these differences and how they impact circuit design
Why are there all these power domains for high speed ADCs?
Umesh Jayamohan  
5/16/2018   Post a comment
To understand the proliferation of power domains and supplies, we need to take a trip along ADC history lane. Back in the days when the ADC was just that, an ADC, the sample speeds were slower—in the 10s of MHz—and the amount of digital content was small to nonexistent.
Lead the Field in Electronics
Dennis Feucht  
5/16/2018   Post a comment
Hard copy electronic catalogs: Be bold, go old, and succeed
Low Intensity Light Detection Requires High Stability, Low Noise Electronic Circuitry
Mike Doherty  
5/12/2018   Post a comment
High sensitivity devices bring with them a set of electronic design considerations needed to maximize the performance potential of the system.
College students and educators benefit as Arduino and MathWorks team up
Steve Taranovich  
5/12/2018   Post a comment
I do not believe that there is anything more powerful in our industry for mentoring prospective young ‘techies’ than a learning tool powered by MATLAB and Simulink software.
Measuring charge/discharge current of EV batteries and other current sense apps
Steve Taranovich  
5/11/2018   Post a comment
Measuring charge/discharge current of EV batteries and other current sense apps
Buffer Amplifier Design
Dennis Feucht  
5/7/2018   Post a comment
Implementing an active output impedance to improve system performance in a differential precision SAR ADC driver
Michael Steffes  
5/7/2018   Post a comment
The differential outputs provided by fully differential amplifiers (FDA) can be used in a positive feedback scheme to generate a partially active output impedance
Next generation of engineers get industry experience at the university level
Steve Taranovich  
5/6/2018   2 comments
Partnerships between electronics manufacturers and institutions of higher education are helping to prepare the next generation of engineering for real world challenges; this effort presents many benefits for both sides.
The tech editorial community mourns the loss of Rich Comerford, our colleague
Steve Taranovich  
5/2/2018   2 comments
Sadly, Rich Comerford, an editor/engineer colleague, passed away recently.




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