iPhone 6 Chips & Components Revealed
Articles 9/23/2014 83 comments
A gadget repair company called iFixit, based in Melbourne, has revealed the manufacturers of many chips and other electronic components within the iPhone 6, which has boosted exposure and investor interest in these chipmakers.
Toshiba begins GaN-on-Si LED production
Articles 12/19/2012 4 comments
Toshiba has announced that this month it will start production of white light emitting diodes intended for use by makers of general purpose and industrial lighting using Bridgelux technology.
ADC Guide, Part 11: ADC Noise – 2, SINAD, ENoB
Articles 12/13/2012 Post a comment
Previously in this series, we discussed about noise basics and how they affect an ADC’s output. We will continue this discussion about noise and cover Signal-to-Noise and Distortion ratio and ENoB, all commonly used specifications of an ADC.
ADI introduces two waveform generators
Articles 12/11/2012 Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced the AD9106 quad-channel, 12-bit, and the AD9102 single-channel, 14-bit, 180-MSPS waveform generators, integrating on-chip static random access memory and direct digital synthesis for complex waveform generation.
ADC Guide Part 10: ADC Noise - 1
Articles 12/8/2012 3 comments
To meet system requirements, engineers need to understand the noise performance of all the analog peripherals in the signal chain, including the ADC. In this part of the article series, we will talk about the effect of noise on an ADC’s output.
I checked another item off my ‘Bucket list’ last week. NASA enabled me up to ‘fly’ the Mars Orion simulator!
A transimpedance amplifier (TIA), which takes the current from a photodiode and converts it into a usable voltage with low output impedance, can provide effective gain for a photodiode signal.
The op amp-based current sensing circuit described here is not new, it has been around for some time, but with very little discussion of the circuit itself. Somewhere along the line it was informally given the name: "Current Drive" circuit, so we'll call it that for now.
EnOcean has enabled millions of wireless light switches that do not contain batteries and has now introduced the “Battery-free by EnOcean” seal to highlight the self-powered switches’ benefits at a glance.
In October, a New York City Police Department officer on Staten Island wore a body camera that unexpectedly began smoking and caught on fire.