MUS-IC, ROHM Semiconductor’s specialized family of audio electronics has a new member: a 32-bit DAC designed for high-res playback. What does this DAC teach us about the tenets of Hi-Fi electronics?
April 19, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
ADAS and AVAS are known to add a number of speakers to an automotive audio system. Class-D amplifiers, however, may be a useful solution for cutting size, costs, heat, and power consumption.
March 05, 2021 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Freezing temperatures and rolling blackouts have spurred discussion on whether renewable energy grid integration may be a safety net for future outages. Design-level challenges, however, make this endeavor more complicated than it may seem.
February 19, 2021 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Stepper motors work well in a wide range of applications but can struggle with torque ripple and current distortion issues. Learn about QuietStep, a proprietary algorithm from Allegro MicroSystems, as a possible solution.
February 02, 2021 by Dan Jacques, Allegro MicroSystems
GaN FETs aren't a perfect drop-in for their silicon counterparts—without board-level modifications, that is. We spoke with Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion, to get his advice on how to make the transition.
February 01, 2021 by Jake Hertz
This article provides designers with recommendations for protection and low-power control components for power outlet design that both prevent overloads from damaging sensitive circuitry and maximize device efficiency.
January 26, 2021 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
This article explores components that protect and control their circuits in smart home security applications, specifically components for protecting wired and wireless security cameras and wired doorbell cameras.
December 22, 2020 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
Recent work by researchers at MIT has led to better understanding of an alloy known as indium gallium arsenide, a room-temperature semiconductor that could lead to faster, denser chips.
December 15, 2020 by Luke James