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).
The triboelectric effect is defined as a small amount of static electricity generated by the contact and movement of surfaces, used to generate energy that is collected and stored to power sensors and electronics at very low power
The utilization of electronics in medical applications could effectively enhance the quality of life of patients and prevent many cardiovascular distresses: this is confirmed by the result of an observational study, about the CPAP device
This blog series deals with the potential of the utilization of smart electronic ICs in medical care applications; these ICs are produced by companies in the field of semiconductors such as STMicroelectronics which has a broad portfolio of ICs for medical applications
There is rising interest in alternative energy schemes and electric vehicles (EVs) which means there is a growing need in making it possible for power to flow efficiently in both directions.
The industries sector is progressively increasing utilization of IoT technology to make the industrial processes automated in a very intelligent way.