Simple Schematic, Challenging Installation
Analog Angle 1/27/2019 Post a comment
Reality check: Often what appears “on paper” to be a simple, trivial interconnect effort turns out to have real-world installation issues which require some extra time and attention, if not frustration.
The Super-Sensored Car Brings Mixed Long-term Consequences
Analog Angle 1/27/2019 1 comment
Today’s cars are loaded with sensors and analog signal-conditioning components for basic operation, user convenience, and safety mandates, but there’s an upfront cost and complexity impact as well as longer-term implications that comes with these enhancements.
Would You Ever Consider Liquid Cooling?
Analog Angle 11/30/2018 Post a comment
Liquid-based cooling of electronics is rarely the preferred solution to thermal management, but it may be the only one; improvements in the underlying components may make it a more-palatable option.
When Vendor Numbers Defy Ohm's Law
Analog Angle 10/25/2018 6 comments
The basic component values associated with the low-voltage AC charging circuit for the Ring2 video doorbell have me wondering if I am missing some basic understanding.
What's the Impact of Medical-Design Mandates?
Analog Angle 10/24/2018 1 comment
Medical devices from wearable to big machines embody leading-edge technologies, but they also must meet an enormous menu of safety, power, and EMC standards that have major effects on design innovation, flexibility, and time to market.
My Personal STEM Experiment
Analog Angle 9/27/2018 1 comment
It’s hard to find viable, simple, tangible demonstrations of STEM-related concepts, but an old-fashioned Received Signal-Strength Indictor (RSSI) and TV provided one.
Is Graphene the Next Silicon?
Analog Angle 9/27/2018 1 comment
Like Silicon, single-atom sheets of Carbon, known as Graphene, can be the base material for diverse innovations across multiple disciplines and applications.
Yes, Do Put Your Label on Me
Analog Angle 8/1/2018 1 comment
Simple things like proper labeling of cables and additional annotation is an easy way to make a big difference in debugging of prototypes and pilot units.
Gate Drivers Get Some Deserved Attention
Analog Angle 3/22/2018 Post a comment
Deciding which power-device driver to use may not seem like a big deal, but how well it matches the power device and design objectives is an important factor in overall performance and reliability.
More to Microphones than MEMS
Analog Angle 8/15/2016 22 comments
MEMS-based microphones are way ahead of traditional electromechanical microphones in unit volume; the classic designs still have their unique roles—but for how long?
Copper alloy for fasteners with better thermal conductivity and lower electrical resistance than Stainless Steel
Let’s go back a few years and see the top ten tech blogs that Planet Analog readers liked best
Recently, a new introduction has been proposed by the Piquadro Company which presents the Black Square, a new collection of baggage that can be easily tracked by means of electronics technology
I was not aware of was the technique of doping semiconductors using radiation defects that are produced by irradiation with protons and alpha particles.
Whatever your applications design(s) — digital multimeter, oscilloscope, on-board charger (OBC), plug-in battery for hybrid or electric vehicles, power supply for a motor drives, etc. — it needs to include overcurrent protection.