Content posted in May 2009
Be prepared for "dangerous" words
Articles 5/23/2009 5 comments
Some commonplace words we frequently use or hear have different meanings depending on the specifics of the situation; make sure you get clarification rather than assume incorrectly. . . .Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Editor
GE Fanuc introduces the ICS-1556B ADC module
Articles 5/19/2009 Post a comment
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the ICS-1556B 4-channel 400MHz 14-bit ADC PMC Module. It is designed for communication applications such as software defined radio, signals intelligence (SIGINT), digital receivers, and tactical communications where the requirement is to convert analog data into digital information in as close to real-time as possible.
Analog profile: Richard Laming
Articles 5/19/2009 1 comment
Richard Laming has made the successful transition between academic, start-up and corporate life. Now at Wolfson, he shares some of the drivers - both technical and professional - that have guided him through a career that has taken him from pioneering research on the optical amplifier, to creation of a multimillion-pound optical device company, to MEMS microphone inventor and entrepreneur.
IR rolls automotive-grade 200V power MOSFET driver
Articles 5/15/2009 Post a comment
Qualified to AEC-Q100 standards, IR's AUIRS2003S is a rugged, flexible high speed power MOSFET driver with dependent high- and low-side referenced output channels tailored for use in harsh automotive environments and under-the-hood applications.
ADNS-5700-xxxx: Single Chip USB LaserStream Navigation Sensor
Articles 5/12/2009 Post a comment
The ADNS-7700 laser mouse navigation series is the compact, low cost one chip LaserStream mouse sensor solution for implementing a non-mechanical tracking engine on computer mice. The ADNS-7700 sensor is in a 22-pin integrated molded lead-frame DIP package. It is compried of a USB controller and LaserStream navigation sensor with VCSEL integrated.
ADNS-5700-xxxx: One-Chip USB SoC Optical sensor
Articles 5/12/2009 Post a comment
ADNS-5700-xxxx is a single chip navigation sensor for implementing a non-mechanical tracking engine for computer mice. It is based on optical navigation technology that measures changes in position by optically acquiring sequential surface images (frames) and mathematically determining the diretion and magnitude of mavement.
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.