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 86 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.
At the heart of a transceiver is usually a phase-locked-loop (PLL) synthesizer, which delivers a signal to downstream components such as mixers, filters and power amplifiers.
The steps we will look closely at are the fine leak and gross leak seal tests, external visual, and radiation latch-up tests
Recently, AEye, was demonstrating their LiDAR system at CES in Las Vegas. A man using his new $1,198 Sony camera found that his photographs were damaged after he took pictures of AEye’s LiDAR LASER scanning system
The e-car basic concept is represented by the role of the electronics technology in making the car more comfortable, safe and effectively interacting with the driver. The first characteristic, comfort, is nowadays being dramatically enhanced by the new solution known as Road Noise Control (acronym: RNC) that has been introduced by BOSE during the CES 2019 in Las Vegas
Early microcontrollers had fixed I/O. It may have been possible to connect one of several internal peripherals to the I/O pins, but those pins were restricted and there was never an option of conditioning those outputs