With the hopes of future-proofing automotive designs, Nexperia has released an 80 V "RET." How are these components useful in EV design?
About 5 days ago by Jake Hertz
Protecting IP is a serious concern in the semiconductor industry, where threats like counterfeiting, reverse engineering, and piracy run rampant. Researchers from Purdue say they may have a solution.
December 29, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Or, is analog engineering a skill worth pursuing?
December 26, 2020 by Kate Smith
2020 ushered in a wave of GaN transistors in applications from automobiles to audio amplifiers. We talked with GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham to find out why he thinks 2021 could see even more GaN adoption.
December 18, 2020 by Jake Hertz
In this article, we'll review the basics of sigma-delta ADCs—and continuous-time sigma-delta ADCS in particular—using a recent CTSD from ADI as an example.
December 10, 2020 by Steve Arar
From EV charging stations to OLEDs in TV screens, Super Junction MOSFETs can be a useful design option when power efficiency is paramount.
December 09, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
With bandwidth demand at an all-time high, designers may find themselves using voltage-controlled oscillators more frequently in wireless communication applications.
December 09, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
VCSEL usually requires an external MOSFET driver, which causes parasitic impedances. Now, ROHM has announced new R&D that puts VCSEL and MOSFET elements on the same chip.
December 05, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Can analog computation be a viable solution to the many challenges facing edge AI hardware? We spoke with Mike Henry, CEO of Mythic, to see why they think it is.
December 02, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Active noise control is a principle technology in noise-canceling headphones. But there's a nuanced part of the ANC conversation that warrants discussion: adaptive controllers and cancelation paths.
November 17, 2020 by Steve Arar
With more people working from home, noise-canceling headphones are ever-more prevalent. What circuitry underlies this popular technology?
November 05, 2020 by Steve Arar
The SIA and the Semiconductor Research Corporation have released a preview of an upcoming report that outlines the next decade’s chip research and funding priorities.
November 04, 2020 by Luke James
SPADs, a branch of photodetectors, are leading the way in photonics innovation.
November 02, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Researchers at the University of Surrey have come up with a new type of transistor that offers linear behavior and huge upside.
November 02, 2020 by Jake Hertz
As an EE, you might wonder how DDR5 can support blazing-fast transfer rates. One factor is an equalization technique called decision feedback equalization (DFE).
October 29, 2020 by Steve Arar
FETs and MOSFETs don't always cut it for dynamic applications. Nexperia says it has created a new flavor of FETs designed to rise to the challenge.
October 26, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
How does the new dual 40 V MOSFET, claimed as an "industry best" for power saving and size, compare to other devices like it?
October 17, 2020 by Jake Hertz
In light of Zener diodes rising market value, let’s take a deeper look into the component to understand its strengths and common applications.
October 13, 2020 by Jake Hertz
ALD recently announced a low-power, high-precision clamping solution that targets low-voltage electronic systems. Why do we turn to voltage clamping in such systems in the first place?
October 09, 2020 by Steve Arar
5G will operate at frequencies significantly faster than those of 4G, forcing PCB designers to rethink how their boards are designed and manufactured.
October 05, 2020 by Jake Hertz
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