3GPP Release 16 holds the promise to make high precision location services cheaper and more reliable. Exploiting new signal properties in combination with a variety of non-cellular technologies could enable forms of hybrid positioning.
April 02, 2019 by Sylvia Lu, u-blox
This article looks at a solution to add additional USB charging ports to a vehicle using a single chip containing all the necessary parts and delivers 5V to the device.
July 10, 2018 by Nazzareno Rossetti, Maxim Integrated
Part 5 of this 12-part series continues to explore effective noise bandwidth as it relates to delta-sigma ADCs and system-level design by stepping through a simple example using a two-stage filter to understand how to calculate the ENBW and how system changes affect the ENBW.
May 22, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
Part 4 of this “Resolving the Signal” article series covers noise in delta-sigma ADCs focuses on understanding basic effective noise bandwidth (ENBW) topics.
April 11, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
Connected industrial machines can sense a wide array of information used to make key decisions within the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A sensor within an edge node can be spatially far removed from any data aggregation point. It must connect through a gateway that links edge data with a network.
January 09, 2018 by Ian Beavers, Analog Devices
This article describes the state of the semiconductor technology that is enabling new developments with shorter gate length GaAs and GaN transistors, circuit design considerations to achieve optimum performance, and examples of both GaAs and GaN wideband power amplifiers (PAs) that demonstrate today’s technology.
November 14, 2017 by Keith Benson, Analog Devices
The next step of wide-area wireless connection is to bring the power of wireless to machine type communications (MTC). This will drive a revolution in services that will span sectors as diverse as manufacturing, city management, transportation, and energy.
October 17, 2017 by Emmanuel Gresset, CEVA
Digital power supplies are widely employed in high-end servers, storage, telecom brick modules, and more. For these applications, isolation is often required. This article discusses the digital isolation techniques with Analog Devices’ iCoupler products in digital power supply design.
August 01, 2017 by Jason Duan, Analog Devices
Development is well underway on Gigabit LTE cellular communications systems that promise an order of magnitude increase in data transfer rates and 5G is close behind. Small cell access nodes will form an essential part of both systems but new communications processors are needed to make these a reality.
June 08, 2017 by Emmanuel Gresset, CEVA
Passive intermodulation represents the intermodulation products generated when two or more signals transit through a passive device with nonlinear properties. The interaction of mechanical components generally causes nonlinear elements.
May 09, 2017 by Frank Kearney, Analog Devices
This article discusses how the use of three key design methods utilized in optocouplers improves galvanic isolation performance and presents an accompanying high voltage surge test as proof.
3 days ago by Lim Shiun Pi, Broadcom Inc
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
This article introduces Severe Environment Testing (SET), a safety testing standard that bridges the gap between a full MIL-STD product and a COTS product to provide additional confidence in the safety of a COTS product.
November 19, 2019 by Brian Niehoff, Samtec
This article describes a methodology that automates set up, constraints, and results analysis as designs move from static CDC analysis to formal verification to simulation and avoid manual scripting efforts, thus reducing setup effort and errors.
November 14, 2019 by Kurt Takara, Mentor
This article looks at the differences between crystal resonators and oscillators and presents examples that show when choosing crystals over oscillators could increase the total cost of a design.
November 05, 2019 by Bruce Potvin, SiTime
This article looks at the safety standard that governs ADAS features and the challenge in designing power monitoring systems to comply with this standard while introducing an automotive power monitor that has been certified to meet this standard.
September 06, 2019 by Michael Jackson, Maxim Integrated
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
Novel approaches to end node power supply design using switched-mode converters can enable a wireless end node to operate from a CR2032 lithium coin cell with up to +20 dBm transmit power.
June 25, 2019 by Josh Norem, Silicon Labs