Content posted in May 2010
Health care is hot, and that's very good for analog
Articles 5/21/2010 1 comment
The demand for medical instrumentation--combined with new and lower-cost transducers--means that analog-circuit design and interface for this market segment a growth area with lots of innovation and interesting work. . . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Editor
High-speed op amp touts lowest noise
Articles 5/17/2010 Post a comment
National Semiconductor claims that its latest high-speed operational amplifier delivers the industry's lowest noise (0.69 nV/sqrt Hz) with -3 dB bandwidth of 900 MHz at a gain of 10.
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.