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 1 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 1 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
ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP)---What's your Plan B?
Steve Taranovich 9/30/2018 12 comments
An EMP is a high intensity electromagnetic pulse having broad frequency spectrum covering from low frequencies to the VHF and UHF bands. EMP is still a serious threat to the electronic systems and communication systems.
Creating sound for Electric Vehicle safety
Steve Taranovich 9/10/2018 3 comments
The air-polluting, carbon emitting standard liquid fuel combustion engine vehicles have an audible engine sound, even when traveling at low speeds. Pedestrians and other vehicle drivers recognize a moving vehicle via sight and sound coming from tires and other emitted noise when the vehicle may be out of sight.
Powering medical implants
Steve Taranovich 9/3/2018 2 comments
I have always admired Medtronic’s technology. This is a company that helps improve the lives of so many people with their medical research and innovations
Designing LiDAR and more into Autonomous E racing
Steve Taranovich 8/9/2018 Post a comment
I think that ROBORACE is one of the most intriguing Motorsports I have ever seen for advancing the technology necessary for safe and practical electric vehicles. Its uniqueness is in the fact that their race cars are driverless as well as being electric.
Remembering the Apollo LEM Moon landing
Steve Taranovich 7/20/2018 3 comments
It was July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first human to step foot on an extraterrestrial body---our Moon. Today is the 49th anniversary of that momentous event and we celebrate it in anticipation of next year’s 50th anniversary celebration
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