Integrated Analog at the 2014 ISSCC
Doug Grant 2/3/2014 6 comments
When it comes to this month’s ISSCC show, there are plenty of sections dedicated to solving issues with integrated analog technology. Here, our blogger looks at the sessions that offer new insight to difficult problems.
Hidden Analog Technology at the 2014 ISSCC
Doug Grant 1/28/2014 9 comments
The International Solid State Circuits Conference kicks off February 9. While the mass media will focus on the biggest memory, faster processor, and smallest geometries reported, I prefer to look at the analog stuff.
Step Aside, MEMS: Here Comes NEMS
Doug Grant 12/9/2013 26 comments
Once semiconductor companies master the fabrication of micro-electromechanical systems (which they have), the next step is to master nano-electromechanical systems (which they are starting to).
The Elusive 12-Bit D/A Converter
Doug Grant 8/15/2013 21 comments
Making a 12-bit DAC is easy on paper, but difficult to do in practice. At least to be really 12-bit accurate and stay that way over time and temperature. Close does not count.
PIC (& Software) 1, Op-Amps 0
Doug Grant 5/24/2013 25 comments
General purpose voltage references, quad op-amps, and quad comparators are almost as cheap as dirt. Is it possible that a microcontroller plus software could compete economically?
Lessons I Learned From Jerry Fishman
Doug Grant 4/4/2013 Post a comment
Bill Schweber recently posted his remembrances of Analog Devices CEO Jerry Fishman, who passed away suddenly last week. Let me add my own memories and what I learned from Jerry in my 30+ years at that company.
Is Cellular RF PA Integration Finally Here? Part 1
Doug Grant 3/29/2013 5 comments
The requirements for the power amplifier section of a cellular handset have evolved towards higher performance to support newer standards. Meanwhile, the level of integration for the power amplifier section is very low compared to the rest of the phone.
RF Integration – The Final Frontier
Doug Grant 3/7/2013 7 comments
Digital functionality continues to neatly move into large scale integration. Analog functionality -- not quite so much. And RF functionality -- pretty much not at all.
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.
Medical care applications with electronic devices are becoming progressively more important and massively adopted.