Content posted in March 2005
Integrated features cut component count in phone line IC
Articles 3/31/2005 Post a comment
The newest member of Clare, Inc.'s phone interface IC family for direct access arrangements (DAA) in telephony apps features simultaneous phone line ringing detect and caller-ID monitoring, which simplifies DAA designs for international telephone applications.
Differential amps drive 12-bit A/D converters
Articles 3/27/2005 Post a comment
Today National Semiconductor Corp. unveiled two high-speed, low-distortion differential amplifiers and two high-speed, low-power, 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (A/D converters) that provide the most accurate signal capture at the lowest power consumption.
Are we making light of Electronic Ballasts?
Articles 3/7/2005 Post a comment
Way to go, Sanjaya! Rave reviews of Sanjaya Maniktala's book on switching power supply design identify it as the new "bible," the absolute definitive text on this subject. Planet Analog is proud to have "discovered" him, to have published excerpts, and invites you read his current column. This one is on the reliability of electronic lighting ballasts in India, where the wiring is frayed, the temperature sizzles, and ownership of fluorescent tubes constitutes bragging rights. Afterwards, we'll se
An introduction to analog circuit design* Part 1: Transistors and Elementary Circuits
Articles 3/2/2005 Post a comment
Modern circuit design is a "mixed signal" endeavor thanks to the availability of sophisticated process technologies that make available bipolar and CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor), power and signal, passive and active components on the same die. It is then up to the circuit designer's creativity and inclination to assemble these components into the analog and/or logic building blocks necessary to develop the intended system on a chip. In this 6-part tutorial, based on a forthcomin
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