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PCB Layout Tips and Tricks: How to Optimize Your Decoupling Connection
This article explores the somewhat complicated issue of how exactly to connect a decoupling capacitor to a power pin.
4 days ago
Beyond the Optocoupler: Understanding Digital Isolators
Optocouplers are undoubtedly effective, but alternative isolation technologies may be a better choice for your application.
July 13, 2018
The Basics of Emitter-Coupled Logic
This article will review the operation of a basic ECL inverter/buffer, and then we’ll look at some of the most important features of this logic family....
July 12, 2018
PCB Layout Tips and Tricks: Use a Ground Plane Whenever Possible
This article discusses the importance of proper grounding techniques in PCB design.
July 11, 2018
The Circuit Designer’s Guide to Mutual Inductance
Learn about mutual inductance and how it can influence an engineer’s approach to circuit and system design.
July 06, 2018
Use the Xilinx System Generator to Implement a Simple DDS
In this article, we’ll discuss implementing a simple direct digital synthesizer (DDS) using the Xilinx System Generator.
July 02, 2018
How to Select the Cutoff Frequency of Your Low-Pass Filter
This article provides some tips on how to fine-tune the characteristics of a low-pass filter.
June 29, 2018
How to Protect Your Circuits Using Only a Diode
Connecting power with incorrect polarity is an easy mistake to make. Fortunately, protecting your device from reverse polarity is also quite easy....
June 28, 2018
I2C Design Mathematics: Capacitance and Resistance
This article looks at the mathematical calculations used to size the pull-up resistors and determine the maximum length of circuit traces....
June 22, 2018
What Is Electrical Noise and Where Does It Come From?
This article provides insight into the fundamental characteristics and origins of the electrical signals that you always have but almost never want....
June 21, 2018
Basics of Phase Truncation in Direct Digital Synthesizers
This article will discuss phase truncation in direct digital synthesizers.
June 20, 2018
How to Choose the Frequency of Your Switching Regulator
This article discusses some details—efficiency, noise, etc.—that influence the choice of operational frequencies for switch-mode power supplies....
June 13, 2018
Understanding the Dynamic Range Specification of an ADC
This article will discuss the dynamic range specification of an ADC.
June 11, 2018
PCB Layout for a Photovoltaic Power Supply for Microcontroller Circuits
This article discusses the PCB layout for a power-supply circuit that generates a regulated 3.3 V rail from a small solar cell.
June 07, 2018
Schematic Design for a Solar-Powered Charge-Pump Power Supply Circuit
This article discusses a 3.3 V power-supply circuit that is built around an inductorless DC/DC converter and a solar cell.
June 06, 2018
Basics of Digital Down-Conversion in DSP
This article discusses digital down-conversion which is a digital-signal-processing technique widely used in digital radio receivers.
June 04, 2018
Selecting and Implementing Photovoltaic Cells for Solar-Powered Devices
This article discusses details that will help you choose the right kind of solar cell and successfully incorporate it into your next project....
May 31, 2018
The Circuit Designer’s Guide to Photovoltaic Cells for Solar-Powered Devices
This article presents the equivalent circuit for a solar cell and discusses some implementation details.
May 30, 2018
PCB Layout for a Charge-Pump Bipolar Power Supply
In this article we’ll look at the PCB design for a low-noise ±5 V inductorless power supply.
May 28, 2018
How to Design Schmitt Trigger Oscillators
This article discusses the good and the bad regarding Schmitt Trigger RC oscillators. These oscillators are especially important because they are present in the internal oscillator in many...
May 24, 2018
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