Content posted in August 2016
Back to $chool
Scott Deuty 8/30/2016 8 comments
It’s that time of year where students return to school and to be honest, I’m still miffed at the costs associated with college
A Boost for Automotive Start-Stop: Dual Use of EMC Components
Mike Donnelly 8/30/2016 Post a comment
Automobile manufacturers are increasingly turning to start-stop systems to glean an extra 3% to 12%* of fuel economy out of conventional vehicles. With this approach, the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is turned off during idle periods, such as at traffic lights or in stop-and-go traffic, and then automatically restarted when the driver depresses the accelerator pedal
Going Full Tilt
Ian Beavers 8/16/2016 Post a comment
I would like to improve the accuracy and repeatability of tilt measurements using the ADIS16209 inclinometer. Can I use several of these sensors in parallel to improve the accuracy?
More to Microphones than MEMS
Analog Angle 8/15/2016 22 comments
MEMS-based microphones are way ahead of traditional electromechanical microphones in unit volume; the classic designs still have their unique roles—but for how long?
Jupiter: The IC Danger Zone, Part 1
Kristen Villemez 8/10/2016 7 comments
There are many things which engineers at NASA, Space X, and at a semiconductor company like ADI must consider when developing products for use in space that anyone else wouldn’t have to worry about for earth-bound applications, most notably of which is radiation (of course unless you’re working on a nuclear power plant).
Aubrey Kagan 8/5/2016 15 comments
There is a plethora of devices aimed at very narrow markets. If you aren’t in that market you will never use one of those devices
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