Will Cars Soon Need Their Own ECM?
Analog Angle 2/25/2019 1 comment
Cars are incorporating radar and other external-facing signal, and may soon have intervehicle data links; they may soon be the victims of deliberate jamming, thus requiring electronic countermeasures.
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 2 comments
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.
A three-part series of articles explains how to minimize interference through proper PCB design and layout.
In such things as laboratory power supplies or electronic systems, in which various components are connected to longer cables, the regulated voltage is not always particularly accurate at the point where it is needed due to various voltage drops across the interconnection lines.
There area plethora of USB Type-C articles out there, but this is the first one I have seen with a really neat design architecture to shrink the board footprint with a high level of integration.
The required selectivity of a customer design implied four-pole filters with about 10% bandwidth (passband width about 10% of the centre frequency). There was a catch---a tight power budget
Monitoring the heart rate or blood pressure in order to enhance the quality of their life, this is known as Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)