Content posted in August 2009
Small engines get greener
Articles 8/26/2009 Post a comment
Emissions from small gasoline engines could be reduced using a new analog chip that Freescale Semiconductor introduced at a technology forum in Shenzhen, China.
Use it or slew it
Articles 8/24/2009 2 comments
Kendall Castor-Perry sheds light on op amp slew rates, explaining why you may need to specify a slew rate that's much higher than the signal is required to move at, particularly for circuits whose performance is sensitive to the gain bandwidth of the amplifier.
Jazz sees growth opportunities for SiGe
Articles 8/18/2009 Post a comment
Jazz Semiconductor Inc. (Newport Beach, Calif.), a subsidiary of foundry chip maker Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), has announced it is looking to use its silicon-germanium BiCMOS technology to replace GaAs components in millimeter wave and cell phone applications.
Clocking requirements for high speed data converters
Articles 8/18/2009 1 comment
There are several key performance metrics required for clocking circuits in wireless infrastructure, broadband and instrumentation, such as low phase noise and jitter, accurate frequency translation and jitter filtering. This article discusses the clocking technologies required.
TI shrinks size of 16-bit ADCs
Articles 8/17/2009 Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, Texas) claims that its latest family of 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) is 70 percent smaller than its nearest competition.
An E96 formula: how can you resist it?
Articles 8/11/2009 6 comments
Kendall Castor-Perry discusses the value of spreadsheets when calculating component values. Kendall shares trusted cell formulae that can be used in your spreadsheets to determine E96 component values in filter designs.
Lowest power op amp claimed
Articles 8/10/2009 Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) claims to be offering the industry's lowest power consumption operational amplifier (op amp), at 552 nanowatts (nW).
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