Content posted in December 2005
Switches offer low capacitance
Articles 12/27/2005 Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc.'s ADG1233 and ADG1234 single-pole double-throw (spdt) switches operate with 12-V or 15-V supplies to deliver low capacitance and charge injection.
When what is old is new again
Articles 12/26/2005 Post a comment
Is the HTML code you are reading an example of “back to the future?” That’s what I thought as I got involved in the HTML coding that makes this site work as a web page for you.
Revisit the art of the estimate
Articles 12/19/2005 Post a comment
Don't fool yoruself with excess precision. Put away your keyboard and calculator and instead, stop and think about what answers make sense. You'll have more confidence in your final results, and minimize gross wrong or foolish answers.
TI introduces family of programmable analog video signal processors
Articles 12/17/2005 Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced three integrated high-performance three-channerl video amplifiers, which are the first to offer full I2C programmability of all functions independently for each channel. They are designed with integrated Butterworth filters to provide all the analog signal conditioning required in video applications such as set-top boxes, digital televisions, personal video recorders/DVD readers and portable USB devices
Analog front end targets wireless authentication apps
Articles 12/13/2005 Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc.'s first stand-alone, three-channel analog front end (AFE) for low frequency (125 kHz typical) wireless authentication applications is said to provide industry-best sensitivity and programmable antenna tuning for microcontroller-based systems.
Analog front end captures high-def content
Articles 12/12/2005 Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. launched the flagship device in a family of analog front ends for high-definition image/video processing applications with a low-voltage differential signaling interface that is said to boost signal conversion performance by 30 percent.
Book reveals engineering travails and triumph
Articles 12/11/2005 Post a comment
Take a break from work and multimedia and check out this fascinating book on the engineering of the Mars Rover missions: how they eventually succeeded, and the many times they almost failed during design, checkout, and on Mars
NEC introduces an intelligent power device for use in on-board control units
Articles 12/9/2005 Post a comment
NEC has announced the PD166007, an intelligent power device (IPD) for use in on-board electronic control units (ECUs) supporting applications such as headlights, anti-lock braking systems and air conditioners. With this new device, the mechanical switches or relays conventionally used to control these units have been replaced by semiconductors to enable smaller and lighter ECUs with improved on/off control and high reliability.
Are SoCs old wine with a new buzz?
Articles 12/5/2005 Post a comment
Every few years, our industry gets a new buzzword which becomes the "in" phrase. Remember ASSP, or application-specific standard product? That was a very useful and clear buzzword, but it never really caught on, unfortunately. This time around, I think it's "SoC"--the system-on-a-chip.
Dual 14-bit A/D targets software defined radios
Articles 12/2/2005 Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp.'s 14-bit, 105 Msamples/second, dual analog-to-digital (A/D) converter touts a flat signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) response of 72.2 dB up to 70 MHz, as well as spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of 88 dB at baseband.
Clock generator reduces EMI
Articles 12/2/2005 Post a comment
Dallas Semiconductor's crystal-based clock generator has an integrated phase-locked loop (PLL) to generate clock outputs, three pin-selectable multiplier rates, and three dither magnitudes to reduce electromagnetic interference (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