Content posted in December 2008
Top 10 'how-to' articles for 2008
Articles 12/29/2008 Post a comment
Power management, audio design and analog to digital conversion proved particularly popular topics during 2008, as demonstrated by Analog DesignLine's Top 10 list of technical articles.
Gigle starts sampling home-networking chip
Articles 12/19/2008 Post a comment
Gigle Semiconductor Inc. (Redwood City, Calif.) has said its GGL541 home-networking chip is sampling to customers and is in alpha-stage field testing with service providers, OEM equipment vendors, and consumer electronics companies. The GGL541 will be released for general availability in April 2009.
Reduced-voltage breakthrough for the SQUIGGLE motor
Articles 12/16/2008 Post a comment
New Scale Technologies and EPCOS AG have successfully created a reduced-voltage version of New Scale's smallest linear SQUIGGLE motor - an ultrasonic piezo motor that use vibrations and friction to generate continuous movement without gears.
Demultiplexer pair ensures DisplayPort compliance
Articles 12/9/2008 Post a comment
Parade Technologies' PS8318 and PS8312 DisplayPort demux products leverage proven advanced equalizer and aux channel link training combination to assure DisplayPort source compliance for desktop, notebook, and docking station PC applications.
There’s a further cool thing you can do with a spreadsheet that most SPICEs can’t. That’s to use the spreadsheet ‘solver’ functionality to adjust component values in the search for a better-fitting circuit – or even to find a set of component values for a circuit you can’t otherwise design.
Infineon MOSFETs have been embedded into PC boards by Schweizer Electronic AG
You now need to adjust component values to achieve some system goal, such as predefined frequency response or time behaviour, and there’s no closed method for working out those values.
As a member of the electronics design community, I am angry and disappointed with the recent deaths of 346 people due to the Boeing MAX 8 design
The theoretical advantages of GaN-based power transistors are now being realized in mainstream system designs. Power supplies for data centers and telecom switching racks are two application areas where GaN transistors show significant improvement in comparison to systems using best-in-class Silicon-based Superjunction devices.