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Content posted in June 2016
NASA Juno Spacecraft Radio
Steve Taranovich  
6/28/2016   9 comments
The NASA spacecraft, Juno, is about to complete its 1.8 billion mile journey to Jupiter and go into orbit around the giant planet on July 4.
Is AI biased?
Steve Taranovich  
6/28/2016   4 comments
The “I” in Artificial Intelligence (AI) relies on inputs from the human beings that create it and teach it. Crawford says that Sexism, racism and other forms of discrimination are being built into the machine-learning algorithms that underlie the technology behind many “intelligent” systems that shape how we are categorized and advertised to.
Two Technology Setbacks on the Same Day
Scott Deuty  
6/28/2016   9 comments
There are times when technology impacts your view on life. Recently, Facebook posts hit two of my soft spots in the same day; changing tires and bailing hay.
Op Amps: Transconductance versus Voltage Feedback
Scott Deuty  
6/23/2016   10 comments
The subject of transconductance op amps versus voltage feedback op amps has always intrigued me. Therefore, I thought it would be a good issue for the Planet Analog audience to debate.
Virtual Eval Through the Eyes of an ADC
Jonathan Harris  
6/21/2016   2 comments
As I mentioned in my last blog I would like to take some time in this blog to introduce you to the new online simulator tool offered by Analog Devices called Virtual Eval.
Book Review: Linear Circuit Transfer Functions
Dennis Feucht  
6/21/2016   Post a comment
Circuits can often be compartmentalized into stages with only one or two reactances in each stage. These circuits can be formidable to analyze for engineers unaccustomed to using much math, yet Basso’s book presents higher-level circuit theorems or methods that reduce their apparent complexity.
Thinking Beyond Stop-Start
Shaw Lynds  
6/18/2016   2 comments
As the country’s corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards rise, what are car manufacturers to do?
The Munich discovery without which Silicon Valley may never have been born: A resistance story
Steve Taranovich  
6/15/2016   6 comments
There is probably nowhere in the world more closely associated with the electronic components industry than California and, most notably, Silicon Valley. However, one concept that underpins the whole industry - that of electrical resistance - was discovered in Munich, Bavaria, which became part of the German Empire in 1871.
I-Sport: How smart sports equipment powered with smart integrated electronic devices can enhance our sport activities, Part 3
Luca Difalco  
6/15/2016   1 comment
Electronics technology holds promises of increasing prevention of the consequences of traumas occurred during sports activities, and at the same time offers an interesting possibility: people who use wearable electronic devices are challenged to become more aware of their movements and activities throughout the day, making their lives more active and health oriented.
Simple μ C-Based A/D Converters, Part 2: Σ -Δ
Dennis Feucht  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
Microcontrollers (μCs) often contain a comparator that can implement a precise analog-to-digital (A/D) converter (ADC) with the addition of only an external resistor and capacitor. It is a charge-balancing or Σ- Δ (or Δ -Σ) ADC.
DVD Variation with Load Vector Delays
Raj Nair  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
In the following experiment, we explore DVD variance with another aspect of PDN load currents. Here, we explore the temporal relationship between load vectors: time/phase delays between load maxima.
Organic and Printed Electronics: A new approach to electronics, Part 2
Busy Blogger  
6/13/2016   1 comment
What could be the application of organic LED displays in some important sectors of the electronics market such as the automotive market or in the mobile phones sector?
Who killed that component?
James Bryant  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
Why do unstressed components sometimes fail for no obvious reason?
Top 10 recent high speed significant electronics technologies that designers need to know about
Steve Taranovich  
6/13/2016   2 comments
Top 10 high speed significant electronics events
Four new elements added to the Periodic Table
Steve Taranovich  
6/11/2016   14 comments
My thoughts are in the area of new and improved semiconductor materials for the future.
Organic and Printed Electronics: A new approach to electronics, Part 1
Busy Blogger  
6/8/2016   1 comment
The introduction of a new material has recently changed the way of thinking in the electronics technology.
Integrated Capacitive PGAs in ADCs, Part 2: Practical Examples
Steve Taranovich  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
Some Practical examples
Time Management
Scott Deuty  
6/6/2016   1 comment
Managing your time
Simple μC-Based A/D Converters, Part 1
Dennis Feucht  
6/3/2016   1 comment
One useful dynamic application of μCs is as analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). ADCs over the years have gone from complete DVMs as instruments to embedded subsystems, to a few components. This two-part article presents some minimalist techniques for implementing μC-based ADCs.
Intelligent Power Switches for 48V battery applications
Steve Taranovich  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
In the not-too-distant future, high-end diesel and gasoline cars may have two batteries on board: the main one is defined as “48V,” and the secondary will be a “12V.”
Analog and Digital morphing closer together?
Steve Taranovich  
6/1/2016   Post a comment
I have been noticing some very significant indications in the industry where Analog functions are being tied very closely into the Digital realm.
Smart air control: A strategy based on IOT technology to preserve the quality of the air that we breathe, Part 2
Busy Blogger  
6/1/2016   Post a comment
How is it possible to realize an effective control of the quality of the air through the NDIR sensors?




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