Content posted in June 2014
The Diamond Plot
Steve Taranovich 6/30/2014 7 comments
My signal is within the instrumentation amplifier’s specified input voltage range, but the output seems saturated. What’s happening? Is the part broken?
How to Measure an Ultracapacitor’s State of Charge & State of Health
Mike Everett 6/25/2014 13 comments
The use of electrochemical energy storage in high-reliability applications, such as those supporting the critical societal needs for reduction in carbon dioxide emissions or stabilizing the aging power grid, generally requires either real-time direct knowledge or at the very least, predicated state of the health of the energy storage device.
IMS2014 – The Preparation
Jonathan Harris 6/23/2014 5 comments
Once again I thought I'd do a series of blogs on my experiences as an applications engineer for a major semiconductor company, Analog Devices, at International Microwave Symposium (IMS).
John Perzow 6/12/2014 31 comments
This is the first in a series of articles that will address the quickly evolving art and science of transmitting useful amounts of power without wires.
Excel-Optimizing Resistor Ratios, Part 1
Aubrey Kagan 6/10/2014 20 comments
I have often wondered whether the practice of using a ratio of two resistors to determine a particular output is a fundamental property of electronics or a concerted effort by designers.
ADC Power Supplies: Inputs
Jonathan Harris 6/2/2014 5 comments
We’ll start by taking a look at the power supply inputs of the ADC, what we typically use to supply power to the ADC, and some of the tradeoffs of the different methods.
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