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Content posted in August 2017
Signal Chain Basics #127: Estimating the total noise in a SAR ADC acquisition system
Signal Chain Basics  
8/31/2017   Post a comment
In this article, I will discuss how to estimate the overall system noise for a successive-approximation-register (SAR) ADC acquisition system
Over-the-Air TV Broadcasts: Making a Comeback
Analog Angle  
8/29/2017   9 comments
Cable TV provides a high-quality signal at a price, but free broadcast TV is still available – and growing again with the increase in cord cutters.
LLC Power Conversion Explained, Part 3: Understanding transformers
Scott Deuty  
8/28/2017   Post a comment
Understanding transformers in LLC power conversion designs
LLC Power Conversion Explained, Part 2: Sine Wave from a Square Wave
Scott Deuty  
8/27/2017   Post a comment
This blog explains how to convert the square wave into a sine wave by using a low pass filter. A square wave can be created by adding the sum of the odd harmonics of a sine wave.
A NASA rover alternative to electronics on Venus where pressures crush and temperatures melt lead
Steve Taranovich  
8/26/2017   2 comments
I love electronics, but there may be some meaningful alternatives when applications have extreme conditions. Enter a ‘Steampunk’ Rover for Venus exploration.
Trust us, we are just enthusiasts of what we do
Victor Lorenzo  
8/20/2017   Post a comment
There are many stereotypes that popular culture attributes to people based on occupations, place of birth, sex or even hair color.
I missed Pythagorean Theorem Day
Steve Taranovich  
8/20/2017   8 comments
Voyagers 1 and 2: Forty Years and Still Going (Even If Not So Strong)
Analog Angle  
8/20/2017   3 comments
The Voyager 1 and 1 spacecraft just passed the 40-year mark and have left our solar system; a project of such success, longevity, and persistence is a testament to scientists and engineers across many disciplines.
Improving RF power amplifier efficiency: a key driver of the IoT and 5G
Rudy Ramos  
8/15/2017   Post a comment
In just a few years’ time, so many things about wireless communication will be different from the way we know them today
Smart Audio, Part 2
Edoardo Gallizio  
8/15/2017   1 comment
The smart audio approach taken to realize a new vision of voice-demand electronic systems
The Miller Effect, Part 4: The Inverse Miller-Effect Paradox
Dennis Feucht  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
There is a paradoxical “inverse Miller effect” that occurs in transistor amplifiers.
Learning Is Not Just for New Engineers
Jonathan Harris  
8/9/2017   5 comments
Blue Origin at Kennedy Space Center
Steve Taranovich  
8/4/2017   4 comments

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