This article aims to simplify the DC power connector selection process with an overview of types, key specifications, and commonly accepted nomenclature, while also looking at audio and USB connectors in power applications.
June 23, 2020 by Ryan Smoot, CUI Devices
Semiconductor manufacturing is a complex industry and small improvements anywhere in the process can make a big difference to the bottom line. This article discusses the benefits of continually optimizing manufacturing for the semiconductor industry by introducing smart manufacturing solutions.
May 19, 2020 by Tim Hewitt, Siemens Digital Industries Software
In this article, Octopart's Director of Operations for Part Data Geof Lipman explores how traditional CAD modeling needs to change in order for electrical engineers to keep up with product design deadlines.
March 10, 2020 by Geof Lipman, Octopart
Manufacturing still takes a large portion of time in the electrical engineering cycle. This article discusses how software-driven automation and the IIoT can help hasten the manufacturing process.
December 17, 2019 by Shashank Samala, Tempo Automation
Power system designers are constantly under pressure because they are tasked with developing highly adaptive solutions that comply with today’s operating environments without interrupting design-to-manufacture cycles.
June 28, 2019 by MINMAX
In part 12 of Resolving the Signal, we look at a power-supply noise design example to discuss which supplies are most critical when trying to increase a system's PSR. From that example, we offer best practices to maintain low power-supply noise and debugging tips for a system's overall noise performance.
January 29, 2019 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
This article reviews the fundamental features of an effective protection scheme, highlights the shortcoming of a typical protection implementation—such as a high bill of materials and PC board size occupation—and introduces a new family of integrated, highly flexible protection ICs that address these concerns.
June 05, 2018 by Maxim Integrated
Quad flat no-lead and discrete (or dual) flat no-lead packages provide a welcome increase in component density on a PCB area by eliminating leads. However, the solder connection quality cannot be tested by automated optical inspection. This article explores solutions to this often costly problem.
May 31, 2018 by Hans-Jürgen Funke, Nexperia
This 12-part “Resolving the Signal” series aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of noise in delta-sigma ADCs. In part 1 of this series, I’ll focus on ADC noise fundamentals.
January 23, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
The growing use of wireless data is driving demand for communication systems that can transmit more data with greater energy efficiency, in order to both cut operating costs and, in mobile devices, to increase battery life.
December 19, 2017 by Ampleon