Content posted in September 2014
Smart Cities: The Future of Urban Areas, Part 2
Paolo Scalisi 9/26/2014 71 comments
Guadalajara is the second biggest city in Mexico, but the biggest city of that country, Mexico City, is moving in the direction of integration of smart energy harvesting technology into the infrastructures of the city.
Ground Is a Cruel Joke
Brandt Braswell 9/19/2014 17 comments
Understanding grounding structures is important to help your circuits to work well and sometimes even to work at all. But ground is not always ground.
Should We Care if AM Radio Fades Out?
Analog Angle 9/19/2014 87 comments
How the cycle has turned: Putting an AM radio into a car was a big advance in the 1920s and 1930s; now, auto vendors are considering eliminating the radio as a standard or even optional feature, due to declining user need and listenership.
Stop Accepting Underperforming Start-Stop Systems
Mike Everett 9/17/2014 2 comments
Today’s energy storage and power delivery systems are not up to the task of start-stop engine cranking. The discerning public will soon demand the technology that is tailor-made for the application: ultracapacitors.
Time-Triggered Ethernet (TTE) Design
Steve Taranovich 9/8/2014 8 comments
The NASA Orion Spacecraft will have a strong fiber optic emphasis for its on-board data network. A Time-Triggered Ethernet distribution network is critical here.
The Power of Light
Matthias Poppel 9/5/2014 25 comments
EnOcean is partnering with the distributor Farnell element14 for a worldwide engineering design competition. Out of more than 200 applicants, 15 finalists were chosen; they are now challenged to develop an innovative monitoring and automation application.
Power Dissipation: My Arch-Nemesis
Aubrey Kagan 9/3/2014 15 comments
Experience should have taught Aubrey Kagan to consider power dissipation before introducing a component into a design. Unfortunately, it always seems to come back to bite him.
EMI Noise, Part 1: Don’t Be the Problem
Edgardo Menendez 9/3/2014 7 comments
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is a problem in all electrical and electronic circuitry. This six-part series will discuss the available component solutions for mitigating EMI noise emissions and how to make your circuitry less susceptible to EMI.
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