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Test & Measurement
A Microcontroller Enthusiast’s First Look at Programmable Logic
The FPGA can be a great addition to your arsenal, but it requires some adjustments to the way a microcontroller jockey thinks.
one day ago
Finding Maximums in Noisy Data
In this article, we'll first study types of noise and then try to eliminate them by filtering the data. Finally, we'll try to find peaks in that data....
2 days ago
Mohammad Amin Karami
The AS7261 Color Sensor: Measuring Color in XYZ
The AS7261 is a highly integrated sensor that provides optical measurements via a digital interface.
2 days ago
Clean Clocking: The New CDCE813-Q1 Clock Synthesizer
The CDCE813-Q1 is a customizable, fairly high-frequency clock generator that is qualified for automotive applications.
5 days ago
Protect Your Circuits: A New Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) for Automotive Applications
The D28V0H1U2P5Q is a unidirectional TVS that is intended specifically for the harsh automotive environment.
March 16, 2017
Understanding Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) in Power Systems
This article describes the cause and effect of total harmonic distortion (THD) in power systems. Some means of improving THD are also discussed....
March 15, 2017
FET vs. BJT vs. IGBT: What’s the Right Choice for your Power Stage Design?
This article will help the reader understand the different types of power semiconductors: how they work, their key parameters, and trade-offs....
March 13, 2017
Don’t Get Lost in Deep Space: Understanding Quaternions
Quaternions are mathematical operators that are used to rotate and stretch vectors. This article provides an overview to aid in understanding the need for quaternions....
March 10, 2017
Robust, High-Speed Serial Communication: A New RS-422/485 Transceiver from Maxim
The MAX14775E offers high-performance capabilities that make it especially suitable for data transfer in harsh environments.
March 09, 2017
Circuits Need Protection, Too: An IC Solution for Overvoltage, Undervoltage, and Reverse Polarity
A new power-supply IC from Linear Tech, the LTC4368, is a highly integrated device that can help you protect your circuits from problematic voltage and current conditions....
March 06, 2017
Basic Operations in Signals: An Overview
Here we discuss some elementary operations that are important in signal processing and the practical scenarios for their applications.
March 03, 2017
Bridging the Gap Between Solid-State and Mechanical: The MEMS Switch
The ADGM1004 MEMS switch from Analog Devices is a high-performance solution for both low-frequency and high-frequency applications.
March 02, 2017
Interpreting Current-Voltage Curves of Different Materials
This article discusses the ideas involved in measuring and interpreting the current-voltage curves of solar cells, batteries, and unknown materials....
February 24, 2017
Understanding, Calculating, and Measuring Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
Total harmonic distortion (THD) is a measurement that tells you how much of the distortion of a voltage or current is due to harmonics in the signal....
February 20, 2017
Introduction to Low-Power Embedded Design
Low power consumption has become an important design goal in many electronic systems. This article introduces essential concepts and techniques....
February 17, 2017
Improving on the Electret: An Introduction to MEMS Microphones
This technical brief explains the physical characteristics and the benefits of microphones based on MEMS technology.
February 14, 2017
Back to Basics: SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface)
The Serial Peripheral Interface Bus enables full-duplex serial data transfer between multiple integrated circuits.
February 13, 2017
The How and Why of Spread-Spectrum Digital Signals
This technical brief discusses the use of spread spectrum modulation in digital circuits, particularly clock signals.
February 10, 2017
Using a C# Application to Communicate with an Arduino
In this article, we are going to connect an Arduino Pro Mini to a PC and communicate with it using a C# Windows application.
February 06, 2017
Mohammad Amin Karami
Understanding Spread Spectrum Modulation in RF Systems
This technical brief discusses the characteristics and benefits of spread-spectrum modulation.
February 03, 2017
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