After 5G, where do we go?
Steve Taranovich 7/7/2019 Post a comment
At the Brooklyn 5G Summit 2019, NYU Professor Ted Rappaport, whom I consider a communication visionary, gave a keynote talk about Terahertz Communication
Speaking of Speakers
Steve Taranovich 6/16/2019 1 comment
The primary difference between the speakers I designed and the micro- and mini-speakers that Eminence makes is that the diaphragm is connected directly to the voice coil as opposed to an Aluminum or cardboard 'former' to which the voice coil was connected
Improving a robot controller: Replacing tanh(x) with sin(arctan(x))
Steve Taranovich 5/6/2019 2 comments
Most of us probably have never used the hyperbolic tangent function tanh(x) or the sin(arctan(x)) reference function since our university days. But these functions enable a kinematic controller. Kinematics determines the position and orientation movement of an end-effector on a robotic arm as a function of the joint coordinates.
Surgical revolution: Robotics
Steve Taranovich 4/24/2019 Post a comment
Surgical Robotic Systems are no longer a science fiction idea. These kind of systems, although still in their infancy, are able to enhance a human surgeon’s talent with more accurate and less invasive techniques.
A new era in Space Electronics
Steve Taranovich 4/11/2019 5 comments
The development of reusable rockets is lowering barriers to both scientific and commercial exploration of space, stimulating increasing interest and investment in space electronics.
APEC 2019-Silanna Semiconductor
Steve Taranovich 3/29/2019 Post a comment
The company’s claim to fame is a fully integrated Active Clamp FLyback Controller. Their SZ1101 as a UHV startup LDO and a Digital control design with an adaptive active clamp driver.
An Analog Tutorial: Current sources
Steve Taranovich 3/28/2019 1 comment
I will be bringing you a series of Analog and Power basics on Planet Analog with links to EDN with more in-depth articles on these different tutorial topics. Fist up is Current Sources.
NYU Wireless, Professor Rappaport, speaks out about the advent of 6G
Steve Taranovich 3/28/2019 1 comment
The Federal Communications Commission has begun considering opening up a new spectrum of radio waves that researchers believe could become integral to the sixth generation of wireless communications (6G) as part of the never-ending quest to send more data more quickly over the air.
Nikola Tesla: EDN and Planet Analog's best articles
Steve Taranovich 2/19/2019 2 comments
Nikola Tesla was an extraordinary, but very eccentric inventor. His rivalries with Thomas Edison are famous. He died more than 75 years ago, but his discoveries and ideas have helped shape modern electricity, including Wireless Power
Metastability in Space
Steve Taranovich 1/28/2019 2 comments
Metastability can cause a spacecraft electronic failure. It may render a very expensive spacecraft/satellite unusable and if the spacecraft is manned, there could be lives in danger
LiDAR damage to camera at CES?
Steve Taranovich 1/16/2019 11 comments
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
What's a Gerber Variable Scale?
Steve Taranovich 1/7/2019 Post a comment
Back in the early 60s, there were really no computers or electronic calculators generally available to engineers. The Gerber Variable Scale was a time-saver for designers.
Up close and personal with the Shuttle Independence
Steve Taranovich 12/20/2018 Post a comment
While in Houston recently, I visited the Space Center Houston and toured the 80-ton shuttle replica Independence, mounted atop the historic and original NASA 905 159-ton shuttle carrier aircraft (SCA), which was the first of the SCAs.
MEMS, MITRE, and DARPA
Steve Taranovich 11/3/2018 Post a comment
I was pleasantly surprised that the two most powerful presentations, at MSEC 2018, that will greatly benefit the MEMS industry, were from US Federal Government-funded agencies.
DARPA's Ron Polcawich at MSEC 2018
Steve Taranovich 10/23/2018 2 comments
Dr. Ron Polcawich, program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) of DARPA will be delivering a Keynote at the MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress (MSEC 2018)
Critical Launch Abort Systems
Steve Taranovich 10/16/2018 10 comments
On Thursday, October 11, the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Soon after the launch, there was a problem with the booster and the launch ascent was aborted
The utilization of electronics in medical applications could effectively enhance the quality of life of patients and prevent many cardiovascular distresses: this is confirmed by the result of an observational study, about the CPAP device
This blog series deals with the potential of the utilization of smart electronic ICs in medical care applications; these ICs are produced by companies in the field of semiconductors such as STMicroelectronics which has a broad portfolio of ICs for medical applications
There is rising interest in alternative energy schemes and electric vehicles (EVs) which means there is a growing need in making it possible for power to flow efficiently in both directions.
The industries sector is progressively increasing utilization of IoT technology to make the industrial processes automated in a very intelligent way.
Medical care applications with electronic devices are becoming progressively more important and massively adopted.