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
Part 11 of the Resolving the Signal series explores how power supplies contribute to unwanted noise, how to measure and quantify that noise, and how noise ends up impacting system performance.
December 11, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
Part 8 of the Resolving the Signal series dives further into how different noise sources impact precision delta-sigma ADCs by focusing on reference noise and ADC noise, and how gain affects reference noise.
August 21, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
In part 2 of this series, I'll continue the fundamental ADC noise discussion by covering how to measure ADC noise, noise specifications in ADC data sheets, and absolute versus relative noise parameters.
February 13, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
Systems that incorporate highly integrated and highly sophisticated, high power radio frequency (RF) GaN power amplifiers (PAs), such as pulsed radar applications, are a constant challenge for today’s digital control and management systems to keep up with these ever-increasing levels of sophistication.
November 21, 2017 by Analog Dialogue
Integrated RF agile transceivers are not only widely employed in software-defined radio (SDR) architectures in cellular telephone base stations, such as multiservice distributed access system (MDAS) and small cell, but also for wireless HD video transmission for industrial, commercial, and military applications, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
November 07, 2017 by Wei Zhou, Analog Devices
In this multipart industrial IoT series, we will break down and explore the fundamental aspects of the edge node interpretation within the larger IoT framework: sensing, measuring, interpreting, and connecting data, with additional consideration for power management and security.
September 26, 2017 by Ian Beavers, Analog Devices
Delivering screen innovations that offer noticeably better experiences for end users is an increasingly difficult challenge for manufacturers of all types of devices, from smartwatches and smartphones to PCs, televisions and home cinema.
May 30, 2017 by Robert Huntley, Mouser
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