Content posted in December 2012
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.
Touchstobe has ADI dropin 12-bit ADC
Articles 12/5/2012 Post a comment
Touchstone Semiconductor has unveiled its first Analog Devices alternate source two-channel, 12-bit, 125-ksps analog-to-digital converter that can be used as a drop-in replacement for the Analog Devices AD7887.
Debunking myths about analog IP at 28 nm
Articles 12/3/2012 3 comments
Mixed-signal SoCs were successful at previous process technology nodes despite the persistence of three myths around the economics of analog block implementation in advanced process technologies.
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.