Content posted in June 2018
Scott Deuty 6/22/2018 Post a comment
Although they are a simple device, diodes do have a number of traits to consider. These traits are often application dependent.
Formula E racing in Brooklyn: My hometown
Steve Taranovich 6/16/2018 Post a comment
I have received an invitation by ROHM to a Paddock Tour which will be held at the venue of Formula E in their Brooklyn, New York race on July 12. This is part of the event’s worldwide racing tour.
Journeying a long way from 1972 PONG
Steve Taranovich 6/3/2018 Post a comment
Mr. Ted Dabney passed away recently, but he and his colleagues used a handful of inexpensive TV components to create the first commercial video game, Computer Space in 1971 which ultimately led to PONG.
Image Reject Mixers Demystified
Signal Chain Basics 6/1/2018 1 comment
The need to translate frequencies up or down is a basic signal-chain need. The key component used to do this is the mixer, which essentially multiplies two signals together
This article explains how the latest-generation SiC FETs are ideally suited to new inverter designs with lower losses than IGBTs and proven robustness against short circuits, even at high temperatures and under repetitive stress
There’s a further cool thing you can do with a spreadsheet that most SPICEs can’t. That’s to use the spreadsheet ‘solver’ functionality to adjust component values in the search for a better-fitting circuit – or even to find a set of component values for a circuit you can’t otherwise design.
Infineon MOSFETs have been embedded into PC boards by Schweizer Electronic AG
You now need to adjust component values to achieve some system goal, such as predefined frequency response or time behaviour, and there’s no closed method for working out those values.